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Legal Administrative Specialist


  • The responsibilities described are for the full performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
  • Perform preliminary review of immigration applications and databases, identifying information relevant to the performance of background and security checks.
  • Assist Asylum Officers in the adjudication of benefit applications, petitions, and removal actions by compiling and evaluating data and preparing case decisions.
  • Review case decision documentation against applicant file to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • Interact with applicant, attorney or representative of record to deliver case decision, ensuring understanding of decision or next steps.
  • Conduct face to face interviews with applicants and elicits sufficient information to determine eligibility for immigration benefits and prepare reports on suspected fraudulent intent by applicants.

These positions are located in Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, Asylum Division in:

  • Arlington, VA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Bethpage, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Newark, NJ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Tampa, FL