District Director

Compensation

: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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family-of-overseas-employeesfederal-employees-competitivefederal-employees-exceptedfederal-employees-transitionindividuals-with-disabilitiesCreated with Sketch.internal-to-an-agencyCreated with Sketch.land-mgmtCreated with Sketch.military-spousesCreated with Sketch.national-guardCreated with Sketch.native-americansCreated with Sketch.peace-corpspublicsesse-otherstudentsgraduatesveteransspeical authoritiesland-mgmt The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based. To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities. Before applying for this position, please read the entire announcement and follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) comprised of approximately 19,000 Federal. We lawfully administer immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establish immigration services policies and priorities. Functions include adjudication of: Immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions Citizenship applications and naturalization petitions Asylum and refugee applications A variety of other immigration applications and petitions The Field Operations Directorate provides management and oversight to the diverse operations of the National Benefits Center, and the domestic regional, district, field, and field support offices; adjudicates applications and petitions for immigration benefits; interviews applicants for immigration benefits; conducts naturalization ceremonies nationwide; completes required security and background security checks for pending applications and petitions; and provides immigration information and outreach. The District Director oversees and manages the day-to-day operations, efficient adjudication of all applications and petitions for immigration benefits, and administrative investigations within their designated geographic area. The incumbent independently manages all service related program activities and operations for the USCIS District Office and multiple Field Offices within jurisdictions that encompass large metropolitan areas (such as Miami, New York City, Los Angeles); and/or are spread across large geographically dispersed areas crossing multiple states. The District Director has authority and responsibility over the designated areas to ensure proper management and administration of immigration benefits program and services, and is responsible for leading, developing, analyzing, monitoring and evaluating all program activities and for implementing any changes that are the result of changes in policy, legislation, regulation, executive action, instruction, etc., and impact the mission activities of the directorate, USCIS and its stakeholders. The incumbent leads through change, ensures goals and targets are met, and drives innovation through process/program improvement to create efficiencies and achieve outcomes. As a member of the agency's executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility. For an overview of the diverse responsibilities USCIS carries out within the Government, visit our website at The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing and evaluating employees. Your application should demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in SES positions such as: Leading the work of an organizational unit Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your application must show evidence that you possess the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at the GS-15 or equivalent level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. If your experience does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position. **Noncompetitive status- if you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB)-you are not required to address the ECQs. Current and reinstatement eligible SES must include with your application a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your SES Career Appointment. CDP graduates must include a copy of your OPM CDP graduation certificate or other proof that your ECQs have been QRB certified.** The application process used to recruit for this position is the TRADITIONAL METHOD. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each ECQ generally not to exceed two (2) pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages. Any information in excess of ten (10) pages WILL NOT be considered. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results (C-C-A-R) model when preparing written ECQs narratives. Challenge: Describe a specific problem or goal. Context: Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or environment in which you worked to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action: Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result: Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2 -LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3 -RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. ECQ 5 -BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments or international organizations to achieve common goals. All applicants must submit a written narrative explaining how they meet the mandatory technical qualification(s) not to exceed one (1) page for each MTQ. Please give examples and explain the depth of the knowledge you possess and the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Any information in excess of one (1) page per MTQ WILL NOT be considered. MTQ 1. Demonstrated executive level leadership in administering national adjudicative and/or discretionary benefit programs that impact the national security of the United States, including overseeing and ensuring integrity, efficiency and quality of program operations, and managing change across multiple, geographically dispersed offices. Education There is no substitution for education of experience for this position. Additional information Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year. Veterans' preference does not apply to Senior Executive Service positions. Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment. Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. Immigration Reform and Control Act: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. USCIS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance is required. Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the USCIS Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing. Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed a probationary period in the SES. Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment. You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The USCIS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur. 1. Resume should not exceed five (5) pages. Exceeding the specified page limits may result in lost consideration. Please do not submit an application form (such as OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment) in lieu of a r sum . Applicants typically provide the following information: Vacancy announcement number -CIS-10531434-19-SES-FOD Full name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following 2.Executive Core Qualifications- Written narratives addressing each ECQ generally not to exceed 2 pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages. When uploading your ECQs, it should be one document, choose the label \"ECQs.\" 3. Mandatory Technical Qualifications - Written narratives addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s) (MTQ) not to exceed one (1) page for each MTQ. When uploading your Technical Qualification(s), it should be one document, label this Supporting Document as \"Other.\" 4. Non-competitive applicants: Current of former career SES members must provide a recent SF-50 showing their current status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification. Your status must be clearly stated in your resume. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. To apply for this position, you must at a minimum provide a complete application package which includes: 1. Your 5-page (or shorter) resume (any excess pages will not be considered) 2. ECQ narrative statements (ten page maximum, any excess pages will not be considered) 3. Mandatory Technical Qualifications narrative statement (1 page maximum for each MTQ, any excess pages will not be considered) See Required Documents section for more detail. To begin your online application, click here to create your account and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS. Once there, click the apply button, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents.. It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, sent (i.e. resume, ECQ, SF-50s) is received and is accurate by 11:59PM EST on 07/24/2019. You may complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent submission will be used. Once you submit your application, we will review your experience and qualifications to determine if you possess the required ECQs for the position based on the information submitted in your package. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members to determine the \"best qualified\" candidates who will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. Once a selection has been made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by the OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a noncompetitive candidate that has been successfully certified by the OPM QRB. 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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Beginning of a dialog window for the agency announcing this job. It begins with a heading 2 called \"Learn more about Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army\". Escape will cancel and close the window. Learn more about Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values. See how much we accomplish on a typical day Core Values Integrity We will always strive for the highest level of integrity in our dealings with the public, our fellow employees, and the citizens of the United States of America. Respect We will demonstrate respect in all of our actions. We will ensure that everyone we affect will be treated with dignity and courtesy regardless of the outcome of their case. Innovation As we meet the challenges to come, we will strive to find the most effective means to accomplish our goals. We will use innovation, resourcefulness, creativity, and sound management principles to strive for world-class results. Vigilance In this era of increased global threats and security challenges, we will remain mindful of our obligation to provide immigration services in a manner that strengthens and enhances our nation's security. We will exercise vigilance as we perform our mission. We will carefully administer every aspect of our work to uphold the security and integrity of the immigration system. Learn more about what it's like to work at Citizenship and Immigration Services, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers. Beginning of a dialog window for your session has expired. Escape will cancel And close the window. Your Session is About to Expire! Your USAJOBS session will expire due to inactivity in three minutes. 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