Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new director for the third time this year.
Jonathan Scharfen announced his resignation today; Scharfen has been the acting director since Emilio Gonzalez left the top job back in April.
He’ll be replaced by Michael Aytes, a longtime career staffer who’s currently the acting deputy director. Aytes is also the staffer who was designated to lead the agency between Inauguration Day and the confirmation of a new director.
In a memo to employees last week, Scharfen said he was leaving the agency for “new professional challenges in the private sector”; no word on where he’s headed.