Rendell Jones, Associate Director, Management Directorate
Background Experience/Significant Achievements:
Rendell Jones was appointed as the first Associate Director for the Management Directorate at USCIS. Prior to present appointment, Mr. Jones served as the first Chief Financial Officer(CFO) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
As Associate Director, Mr. Jones is responsible for delivering key management and infrastructure services to support the USCIS mission. Mr. Jones oversees the Offices of the Chief Financial Officer, Information Technology, Human Capital and Training, Contracting, Administration, Intake and Document Production, Equal Opportunity and Inclusion, and Security and Integrity.
Prior to joining USCIS, Mr. Jones also served as Deputy Budget Director of the Department of Homeland Security where he was responsible for directing the Department’s Budget Office in management and oversight of budget formulation and execution, and related financial planning processes for the Department’s $42 billion annual budget. In addition, in the position of Deputy Budget Director, Mr. Jones was the Department’s lead executive on appropriations issues and principal DHS liaison with the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives.
He began his service with the Federal government with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1996 as a Presidential Management Intern, and held various budgeting positions with the Department’s Budget Staff and served as an Appropriations Liaison Officer with the Justice Management Division. During his tenure at DOJ, Mr. Jones also spent one year with DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.
During his service with the federal government, Mr. Jones has been the recipient of the
Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive and the Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary’s Silver Medal, the second highest award granted by the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Jones is a cum laude graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and he holds a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina State University.