Those who excel as Adjudications Officers apply their outstanding research, analytical, and communication skills towards maintaining the integrity of our nation’s immigration system.
Your primary responsibilities may include:
- Adjudicating applications and petitions by researching and applying laws and conducting interviews to determine eligibility
- Ensuring national security and supporting the intelligence community by examining documentation for authenticity and conducting background investigations
- Appearing in court as the Department of Homeland Security representative for administrative and criminal proceedings
- Serving as a liaison by working with attorneys, community-based organizations, the media, and other government agencies
- Supporting process improvement efforts by reviewing, making recommendations, and developing administrative and operating programs
- Participating in quality assurance efforts by reviewing the work of Adjudications Officers
- Assessing, planning, and developing training for Adjudications Officers
Characteristics of a successful Adjudications Officer candidate include:
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion
- Ability to research and analyze legal information in order to apply appropriate laws and procedures
- Ability to articulate information effectively both orally and in writing with people from diverse backgrounds
Adjudications Officers are required to successfully complete a six week residential basic training program in Dallas, TX, a one-week practicum at the National Benefits Center in Lees Summit, MO, and a one week practicum at either a District Office or Service Center.
Each vacancy announcement (posted on USA Jobs) will list the specific functions and qualification requirements for the position.