Immigration Services Officer Jennifer

Immigration Services Officer JenniferJob Title: Immigration Services Officer  
Name:  Jennifer
Location: California Service Center

An Immigration Services Officer at the California Service Center adjudicates various petitions and applications. These include forms related to employment-based and family-based programs. Some officers also take the lead in various areas like specialized petitions or fraud cases. 

How do you balance work and personal life?
USCIS offers a few fantastic programs. For example, with a maxiflex schedule, I am able to work longer days so I don’t have to take time off in order to volunteer at school to help teachers help our kids.

What brought you to USCIS?
The tragic events of 9/11 deeply moved me and gave me a strong feeling of commitment to do what I could to help secure the safety of the United States. In previous jobs, I was not motivated by a sense of purpose at work.  When I saw the job announcement for Immigration Services Officer in 2008, I applied for the position and was greatly excited to be selected.

Tell us about some of the workforce activities you are involved in.
I’m a member of our Special Emphasis Program committee and local treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees. I’ve been a member of our Health and Safety Committee and Medical Emergency Response Team and our Equal Employment Opportunity Program Advisory Committee. I’ve also served as co-coordinator of the Combined Federal Campaign and a vice president for Toastmasters International.

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