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 Revocation and Coordination Division (CA/VO/SAC/RC), but possibly also to other VO offices. A Government manager will provide day-to-day oversight and direction.

The Revocation and Coordination Division (CA/VO/SAC/RC):

  • Coordinates communication between the interagency and missions abroad on the Visas Viper program.
  • Coordinates among missions abroad and interested Washington, DC agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Intelligence Community, other offices with the State Department and the White House on security-related revocation requests for visa holders and issues pertaining to Department of State screening policies.
  • Manages liaison programs with the INR watch and other U.S. Government agencies, including the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the Terrorist Screening Center, and National Targeting Center.
  • Advises on prudential visa revocations under INA Section 221(I) and coordinates such cases among law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Location
Washington, D.C.
Level/Salary Range
$80K - $95K
HR Contact
Subrina Miles
Job Category
Non-Exempt
Security Clearance Required
Top Secret (may require SCI)
Position Type
Full-time
Duties/Requirements/Qualifications

The Visa Analyst shall perform all duties required including, but not limited to, the following:

  • (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 inquiries 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.