Job opening: Supervisory Immigration Services Assistant (SISA)
Salary: $64 722 - 84 135 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in USCIS Field Operations Directorate, Office of Field Operations, District 44, San Diego CA Field Office.
As a Supervisory Immigration Services Assistant (SISA), you will provide technical and administrative support to subordinate staff to ensure compliance with USCIS procedures, policies and regulations.
Provide technical and administrative support to subordinate state, which requires coordination and integration of work efforts.
Plan and prioritize work; assign, monitor, and take action as appropriate, relating to the capability, qualifications and progress of the individuals.
Monitor work in progress; track statistical data; and prepare statistical and narrative reports.
Ensure staff acceptance and compliance with USCIS procedures, policies, and regulations. Prepare and issue written instructions and procedures on established policies, special programs, an complex and non-routine assignments.
Review, accept, amend, or reject completed work and appraise performance. Counsel and encourage employees to progress within their job classifications and recommend disciplinary actions when necessary.
Make selection recommendations of employees for the unit.
Perform more difficult and complex phases of applications processing work including expedition handling of special cases and maintain technical computer skills in database entries.
The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on 01/12/2024.
Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The Time-in-Grade requirement must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on 01/12/2024.
GS-09: This is a one-graded interval series position. In a one-grade interval series, experience at the second lower grade level may be credited when there is no position in the normal line of progression that is one grade lower than the position being filled. An applicant can qualify with at least one year at either the next lower level or the second lower level.
To qualify for the GS-09 you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the second lower level, GS-07 in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and is equivalent to the GS-08 level. (One year of specialized experience at the second lower level is creditable for in service applicants only; for outside applications, one year of specialized at the next lower grade level of GS-08 is required), which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
Applying laws, regulations, and agency policies and procedures.
Providing technical or administrative support to agency or program operations.
Drafting Standard Operating Procedures or other guidance or mentoring and/or training team members.
Please read the following important information to ensure you submit everything we need to consider your application: It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit your responses and appropriate documentation prior to 01/12/2024. Your resume will be used to determine your qualifications for the position advertised in this announcement. Therefore, your resume must highlight your most relevant, significant experience related to the requirements found in the qualification section of this announcement, as well as any applicable education. USCIS will only review the first 5 pages of your resume to determine your initial eligibility/qualifications for a position. As such, please be sure to include content to support your eligibility/qualifications for this position within the first 5 pages. Please note that your full resume will be made available to the hiring manager if you are referred. Be clear and specific when describing your work history since Human Resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated and ranked based on your responses to the online questions.
Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Start and end dates for each grade/pay level if you've held a federal position.
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide the above information may result in a finding of ineligible.
Note: Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.
Federal Experience: If you are using current or prior federal experience as a basis for qualifying for this position, the grade levels and length of employment (mm/dd/year) at each grade level must be listed in your work history. This information will be further validated if selected for this position.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build criteria competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer service. Please provide the dates and amount of time/hours worked earning this experience.
EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution at this grade level.