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ASYLUM OFFICER (RECENT GRADUATE),Citizenship and Immigration Services Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, Asylum Division, Houston Asylum Office,07-03-2019,USA Gov

2019-07-05 USAJob USA Government

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  • Open & closing dates

    07/03/2019 to 07/19/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

  • Salary

    $51,440 to $96,978 per year

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates

  • Work schedule



Few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Dilley, TX
  • Karnes City, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Recent graduates

    Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Clarification from the agency

Student Program Eligible (See Eligibilities for specific requirements)

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  • Duties


    This position of ASYLUM OFFICER (RECENT GRADUATE) starts at a salary of $51,440.00 GS-09 grade level, step 01, with promotion potential to $96,978.00 GS-12 grade level, step 10.

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    • As a participant in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, you will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.
    • Adjudicate complex and highly sensitive immigration benefits, asylum applications, other benefit applications managed by the asylum program, including motions to reopen and reconsider, and conduct credible/reasonable fear screenings.
    • Review applications and supporting evidence, conduct interviews, and research appropriate information provided by the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, the Department of State, and other sources.
    • Interpret and apply appropriate policy, regulations, statutes, and precedent decisions to make eligibility determinations.
    • Produce written assessments supporting asylum, NACARA, credible fear and reasonable fear decisions.
    • Establish and maintain liaison with external federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, and/or private sector stakeholders involved in asylum benefits.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0930 Hearings And Appeals

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538457400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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