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 Legislation and Regulations Division (CA/VO/L/R), but possibly also to other VO offices. A Government manager will provide day-to-day oversight and direction.

The Legislation and Regulations Division (CA/VO/L/R) reviews and prepares for publication all visa regulations and general instructions, including 9 FAM revisions, which interpret those provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) relating to issuance and refusal of visas. It recommends and analyzes proposed amendments to existing immigration laws.  It also maintains visa forms consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) and Office of Management and Budget requirements.

Washington, D.C.
Level/Salary Range
Starting Salary $85K
HR Contact
Subrina Miles
Job Category
Security Clearance Required
Top Secret (may require SCI)
Position Type
  • Effectively and professionally respond to phone calls and electronic communications from colleagues, other USG agencies, Congressional offices, other DOS bureaus, and consular posts overseas.  All inquiries must be responded to within one business day, even if the response is merely an interim reply of acknowledgement and must include the appropriate regional/subject matter email collective.  If incumbent requires guidance on the most appropriate response to an inquiry, he or she should request assistance promptly from a team lead.
  • Draft and submit memos and other correspondence within the assigned timeframe.  Written memos are comprehensive, accurate, concise, and conform to all relevant format guidelines, including plain language requirements.
  • Independently maintain accurate lists of project statuses and deadlines, including deadlines necessary to obtain form approval under the PRA, and coordinate next steps necessary to meet milestones and project goals.
  • Articulate Department and Bureau of Consular Affairs priorities in meetings as well as in any briefing materials, talking points and other work products that he or she may be requested to draft, edit or clear on. 
    • Arrange for proper disposal of sensitive information in accordance with Department guidelines.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Act as a liaison with other visa-related DOS bureaus and USG agencies, such as:

      • Bureau of Legislative Affairs (H),
      • Office of the Legal Adviser (L).
      • Bureau of Administration (A),
      • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and subcomponent agencies such as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),
      • Effectively and confidently communicate with the attorneys and other consular staff in the division.
      • Arrange meeting locations and necessary technological support. 
  • Train new Visa Analysts and other new personnel regarding all of the above, as assigned. 
  • Arrange for proper disposal of sensitive information in accordance with Department guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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