Sr. Research Analyst (Administrative)
Lockwood Hills, an Akima Company, provides critical mission support services for federal civilian and military operations. With four areas of proven expertise, Lockwood Hills can conquer the operational challenges of any federal mission from remote installations stateside to secure locations overseas. Our work includes safeguarding vital installations and personnel, maintaining and modifying aircraft, keeping operations on track with integrated logistics, and driving business with records management and administrative support services. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.
The Senior Research Analyst is responsible for assisting Department of State (DOS) in its fraud prevention efforts at the pre-adjudication stage of consular processing. Analysts conduct research by consulting prescribed sources of information for facts relating to matters of interest to the program. The research efforts include consultation of public and private databases, government systems, as well as precedents from previous relative adjudications to assess information provided in immigrant and non-immigration visa petitions for potential fraud and derogatory information that would disqualify the applicants from receiving the visa benefit. At their discretion, Senior Research Analysts draft memorandum in accordance with DOS standards that summarize the information gathered and identified during their research. Such formats differ and must be applied at the analyst's discretion depending on the audience and that audience's defined standards. In order to properly adhere to such standards, Analysts must possess a working knowledge of the governing procedures applicable to their various audiences.
Senior Research Analysts coordinate and network with DOS personnel, other government agencies, and coworkers to facilitate information sharing on visa cases that involve fraud or potential criminal activity. Analysts review visa petitions being returned from Embassies/Consulates to identify trends that may be useful in future research. Identified trends from these case precedents are reviewed by the Analysts for utilization in creating or refining existing research methodologies. Senior Research Analysts handle the processing of cases being returned to Embassies, Consulates and USCIS from the KCC and NVC as well as overseas Posts to identify trends that may be useful in future research.
The Senior Research Analyst assists in the training and mentoring of new hires in the unit and will perform the first round of quality review on the Research Analyst as their mentor. The Senior Research Analysts may also schedule and oversee meetings and work distribution and acts as a lead in the supervisor's absence and as needed to ensure the mission of the program is met.
Essential duties and responsibilities for the position include the following:
Percentage of Time
Conduct Research and Analysis on various fraud work products
Generate memorandum for adjudication support
Facilitate information sharing with DoS, other government agencies, and coworkers on visa cases that involve fraud
Train and mentor Research Analysts, assign cases, review quality and act as lead as needed.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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