Visa Analyst - Washington, D.C.

QSI is seeking a Visa Analyst to support our Government Client, located in Downtown, Washington, DC. Successful Candidate must possess an active TOP SECRET Clearance to be considered. The Visa Analyst provides support to the Government staff and prepares letters, reports, and specialized correspondence. S/he will be primarily assigned to Counter-Terrorism Division (VO/SAC/CT), but possibly also to other VO offices. A Government manager will provide day-to-day oversight and direction.

Counter-Terrorism Division:

  • Renders security advisory opinions (SAOs) on the visa eligibility of aliens who may fall within the purview of subsection 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which covers security-related grounds of ineligibility. 
  • Coordinates among missions abroad and interested Washington, DC agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the Intelligence Community, other offices with the State Department and the White House on counterterrorism inadmissibility's pertaining to visa applications. 
  • Provides guidance and recommendations to Department offices on the formulation of visa procedures for handling counterterrorism screening and related cases. d) Works with missions abroad and CA/VO/I to maintain watch-list information contained in the CLASS system pertaining to security-related grounds of ineligibility.
Washington, D.C.
Level/Salary Range
Starting $85K (based on experience)
HR Contact
Subrina Miles
Job Category
Security Clearance Required
Top Secret (may require SCI)
Position Type
  • (Preferred) Advanced knowledge and understanding of the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to eligibility for and issuance of a U.S. visa
  • Communicate effectively and confidently with high-level executives
  • Superior organizational skills and work ethic
  • Ability to manage projects at an HQ level
  • Effectively and politely interface with public
  • Excellent customer service, written, and oral communications skills
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex regulatory material
  • Ability to work independently and/or as a member of the team to effectively interact with personnel at all levels
  • Assist VO Managers with inquires from posts, Congress, other bureaus, White House, foreign diplomatic missions, and other Government agencies
  • Participate in consular outreach activities including, but not limited to: professional meetings, interagency meetings, college, and university events.
  • Manage individual portfolios by region and/or policy issue.
  • Maintain flexibility and availability to work at different work sites within State and at partner agencies.
  • Ability to learn and recall information about visa application procedures and the rules and regulations pertaining to visa requirements.
  • Interpret complex laws and regulations.
  • Comprehend and communicate the security requirements for a visa in a professional and courteous manner over the telephone.
  • Coordinate clearances and conduct research on visa cases by gathering information from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: applications, supporting documents, the internet, telephone calls, and government, commercial, and open-source databases. Write recommended findings in a clear and concise manner that summarizes the information gathered and identified during research.
  • Provide support for special projects, including, but not limited to, support for conferences, meetings, representational events or bilateral delegations.
  • Assist in training new analysts in the essential job functions.
  • Serve as back-up to the other analysts in their absence.
  • Available for telework when allowable and requested by Government Managers
Education / Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred), and;
  • Six (6) years of written and oral communications in an office environment, including;
  • Two (2) years of policy development, international relations, intelligence community, legal, and/or foreign service, including;
  • Four (4) years of experience utilizing a variety of office software, specifically:MS Word, MS Power Point, MS SharePoint, MS Excel, and MS Outlook