Special Assistant Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. Department Citizenship and Immigration Services
Salary $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/14/2017 Close Date 9/25/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/14/2017 to 09/25/2017

  • Salary

    $112,021 to $145,629 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


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  • Duties



    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; Join DHS.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us here for more information.

    Every day, our Special Assistants recommend long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones, actively participate in policy formulation and review liaison activities for department-wide programs, and research and write reports or other working documents that provide authoritative guidance on complex and wide-impacting program issues.

    This position of SPECIAL ASSISTANT starts at a salary of $112,021 GS-14 grade level, with promotion potential to $145,629 GS-14 grade level.

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Citizenship in Washington, DC within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

    Relocation expenses are authorized if you are a USCIS employee assigned to the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations program and have been approved for rotation from an overseas assignment. Relocation expenses for USCIS employees assigned to an OCONUS location will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.

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    As a SPECIAL ASSISTANT, you will:

    • Serve as personal consultant on broad projects and programs with national impact to a high level manager of a program.
    • Coordinate implementation of projects and policies and keep the supervisor informed of activities and events that may affect programs and policies.
    • Recommend long-range program plans, goals, objectives and milestones which serve as the basis for substantive change in the organization and administration of programs.
    • Serve as a focal point and personal liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the government, private industry, and state and local municipalities.
    • Advise and recommend active approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems and reducing conflicts.
    • Plan and direct liaison operations for critical agency-wide programs with national or international implications.
    • Research and write reports or other working documents that provide guidance on complex program issues.
    • Coordinate the contribution of other writers or subject-area experts to important documents.
    • Write correspondence, memoranda, briefings/announcements, or other documents relevant to program activities.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current USCIS employees with competitive status.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479411400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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