Career Opportunities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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					Career Opportunities at U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration
      Services (USCIS)

The Federal Career Intern Program
             (FCIP)
Who We Are
            The Department of Homeland Security

                                   Secure America




                                                              Protect against and
Prevent and deter terrorist
                                                            respond to threats and
         attacks
                                                            hazards to the Nation.

                                     DHS
                               “Preserving our freedoms,
                                protecting America… we
                                 secure our homeland.”

 Promote the free-flow of                                  Ensure safe and secure
      commerce.                                                   borders




                              Welcome lawful immigrants
                                    and visitors




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     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
     (USCIS)
                       Enhances
                      immigration
                    customer service
 Adjudicates                                              Reduces
immigrant visa                                           adjudication
  petitions                                                backlog


                        USCIS
                 “To provide the right immigration
                 benefit to the right person in the
                      right amount of time.”




 Adjudicates
 asylum and
   refugee                                             Promotes national
 applications                                              security
                        Adjudicates
                       naturalization
                         petitions




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Working for the United States
    Federal Government
         Why Work for the Federal Government?


                Service to your country

Job locations                              Work-life balance


         You truly make a difference!


                                          Federal benefits
 Federal career paths

                        Career opportunities

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      Federal Employee Benefits


   Competitive Salaries
   Health Insurance
   Holidays and Personal Leave Days
   Paid Training
   Thrift Savings Plan
   Retirement Plan
   Life and Long-term Care Insurance


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What Will I Do At USCIS?
           The Immigration Officer at USCIS


     What does an Immigration Officer do?
 Interprets and enforces Immigration and Nationality laws
 Conducts research concerning the immigration eligibility
 Reviews applications
 Conducts interviews to make determinations on cases
 May hear and adjudicate appeals
 May appear in court as the representative of DHS




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      What Do I Need to be an Immigration
      Officer?


   U.S. Citizenship
   Background Security Investigation
   Drug Testing
   Experience
   Education
   Training


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 The Federal Career Intern
      Program (FCIP)
Three positions will be opening in the Omaha Field
       Office in the next couple of months.
      The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP)


         Key Features of the FCIP
 Create an Individual Development Plan
 Two years of in-depth training
 Federal employee benefits
 Competitive salary (GS-5, 7, 9)
 Potential conversion to permanent



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       The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP)


             Who is Eligible?

   U.S. Citizenship is required.
   Requires successful completion of a 2 year
    formal training and development internship
    to be eligible for conversion to a career
    appointment.




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Become a Part of USCIS!
How Do I Get Started?


Talk to your local recruiter

Review the job announcement

Apply for the job

Interview for the job


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Becoming a Member of the
   Omaha Field Office
      The Omaha Field Office

The Omaha Field Office is located at 1717
Avenue H near Eppley Airport. We provide
immigration services support for all of
Nebraska and some counties in western
Iowa. We currently have 16 employees in
our office who work with the public
processing immigration applications. The
workweek hours are flexible.


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            Contact Information and References

     For further information about working for the
     government, you may go to:
     http://www.usajobs.opm.gov


Al Oswald
USCIS
Mission Support Specialist
1717 Avenue H
Omaha, NE 68110-2752
402-633-4014
402-341-9050 fax



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