Visa Specialist

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of State

Washington, DC  |   #government

 


This position is located in the Office of Information Management and Liaison , Visa Services Directorate, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/VO/I).

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.nApplicants applying for the GS-09 must meet one of the qualification requirements listed below:nA.

Completion of at least 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service) which demonstrated knowledge of immigration and/or passport laws, regulations, procedures and policies.

ORnB.

Completion of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of graduate level education, or higher degree, e .g.

LL.B or J.D., LL.M or Ph.D., in law or other administrative or management fields related to the position to be filled.

ORnC.

Combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above.

If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have.

To do so, convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages the sum of which must equal at least 100%.

Only graduate level education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to combine education and experience.nIf you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.nTo qualify for the GS-11, you must meet A, B or C as follows:nA.

At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, that demonstrates the ability to plan and coordinate program activities and the ability to make decisions; the ability to communicate orally and to meet and deal; the ability to assemble data, analyze management problems and recommend solutions; the ability to research, interpret and apply regulatory and precedent material; the ability to communicate in writing; and the ability to interpret statistical data.

Qualifying specialized experience may have been gained in work such as developing, examining, investigating, adjudicating, or authorizing claims arising under the immigration and/or nationality laws of the United States.ORnB.

A Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.

degree.

Major field of study should be public administration, political science, or other field related to this position.ORnC.

A combination of specialized experience as described in A and more than two years of graduate education as described in B which totals at least one year.

To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.

Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18.

Add the two percentages.

The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.nIf you are qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.


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