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    Organizational Location: These positions are located in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, at various duty locations within the field offices. Field Offices include: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Buffalo; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; El Paso, Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle, Saint Paul, and Washington (Fairfax).

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    As a Deportation Officer, you will perform the following duties:

    • Performing law enforcement duties to investigate, identify, locate, arrest, detain, prosecute, and remove foreign nationals who pose a threat to national security and public safety; conducting complex investigations, executing arrests, preparing cases for prosecution, and managing the detention and removal of aliens in the U.S. by working with foreign, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
    • Coordinating and negotiating with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies to manage the detention and removal of aliens in the U.S.; and sharing compiled actionable intelligence information with law enforcement intelligence communities.
    • Identifying violators of immigration laws through the use of investigative methods and techniques as well as determining citizenship, to include gathering facts and evidence pertaining to aliens that pose a threat to national security and/or public safety.
    • Interviewing suspects to gather critical information and evidence, as well as processing, detaining, and transporting aliens throughout the legal process.
    • Initiating both criminal and civil prosecutions and deporting aliens to foreign countries as well as performing various aspects of custodial operations related to civil immigration enforcement.
    Duty Location: This announcement will be used to fill vacancies within ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), as vacancies occur. Field Offices listed under Locations include all duty stations within each Field Area of Responsibility. Although the announcement advertises for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey nor imply that positions will be available in any or all duty stations.

    Applicants may select up to three (3) preferred organizational locations (Field Offices). Preferred location is not guaranteed. Location assignments will be based on the needs of the agency and determined before the final job offer is sent.

    Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.


    Citizenship: You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Definitions: View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit position.

    E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

    Probationary period: A one-year probationary period may be required.

    Time-in-Grade: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet the "time-in-grade" requirement (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Medical/Fitness: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination and a pre-employment physical fitness test (PFT).

    Drug Testing: Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.

    Polygraph: ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to, and successfully complete, as a pre-employment requirement. If referred for polygraph testing, you will be required to travel to a testing location at your own expense. (Current ICE employees applying to this position are not subject to polygraph testing.)

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


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    Conditions Of Employment


    Background Investigation:
    To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Secret security clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

    Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Criminal Investigation Training Program at Glynco, GA. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].


    GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, in at least THREE (3) of the following major categories equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service such as: Investigate: Reviewing evidence and documentation, analyzing trends, viewing records and/or concerning evidence and other barriers that complicate a case, establishing the interrelationships of facts and evidence; preparing criminal and civil complaints, requesting records, preparing and issuing subpoenas, and taking witness statements; gathering evidence and information relevant to nationality including claims of U.S. citizenship which can involve in-depth investigations requiring analysis, review, and application of highly complex U.S. immigration and nationality laws; gathering, evaluating, and reporting actionable intelligence information; installing and maintaining the full-range of electronic surveillance devices to identify and locate criminal aliens and those posing a threat to national security and/or public safety. Identify and Locate: Identifying and locating aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally with the intent to undermine the integrity of the nation's immigration laws and border control efforts. The methods and techniques utilized may include: Using actionable intelligence developed through human sources such as detainee population, general public, open sources, and law enforcement contacts; Using a broad range of technologies including biometric software and high speed surveillance systems; Using numerous inter/intra-agency database systems comprised of data points to develop leads to assist in the location and arrest of priority, criminal, and removable aliens. Arrest: Interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects, including extracting information from persons who are sometimes uncooperative by using skillful questioning methods and techniques; obtaining and serving criminal and civil warrants of arrest for those individuals located in the U.S. which may include use of various levels of force (e.g., deadly force), and initiating deportation and/or criminal proceedings regardless of whether or not the individual is in the custody of another LEA; participating in interagency law enforcement taskforce operations. Responding to requests and assisting other law enforcement agencies in identifying aliens that pose a threat to national security and/or public safety, and preparing charging documents to initiate removal proceedings. Custody: Conducting legal research to support custody decisions regarding the detention of aliens in federal court actions, to include writs of habeas corpus and mandamus petitions and assisting ICE trial attorneys and U.S. attorneys in representing the government in court actions; making recommendations for custody determinations regarding the detention of aliens; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating cases to make recommendations regarding the appropriate custody conditions of aliens arrested by other federal officers such as Border Patrol Agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers; ensuring the safe, secure, and humane treatment of detainees while in ICE custody in accordance with established standards including juveniles and detainees with special needs; supervising aliens released from ICE custody on parole, bond, Orders of Recognizance, Orders of Supervision and/or Alternatives to Detention and taking appropriate enforcement actions for violations of release conditions. Prosecute: Reviewing cases for legal sufficiency and making recommendations regarding whether they meet the elements of a federal crime and/or administrative violations and the prosecutorial guidelines of the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) maintaining security of restricted and classified materials; preparing criminal complaints through affidavits, development of facts, and gathering of evidence to support prosecution; obtaining information and preparing documentation for subpoenas; locating individuals, conducting interviews, gathering additional evidence and coordinating expert testimony in response to requests from the USAO.Deportation: Reviewing cases for legal sufficiency to identify and process for removal, violators of federal immigration laws who meet agency prosecutorial guidelines; presenting cases for civil deportation proceedings including those to federal attorneys; recommending custody conditions and preparing formal detailed documentation for the purpose of adjudication and responding to applications for immigration benefits or relief, including bonds, parole, voluntary departure, stays of removal, and deferred action; planning and coordinating the execution of final removal orders ensuring the safe and secure deportation of alien detainees and maintaining public safety; managing juvenile cases and coordinating all aspects of the detention and removal process; receiving, preparing and documenting information related to complex failure to comply (FTC) cases; interpreting and applying laws, court orders, regulations, policies, and precedential decisions pertaining to the enforcement of immigration laws. Partnering: Adhering to any mandatory legal, regulatory or policy requirements under international treaties and agreements regarding consular notification and access; collecting, evaluating and reporting information based on national intelligence collection requirements to include those related to national security, such as terrorism and proliferation of weapons and technology, the president's strategy to combat transnational organized crime, and illegal trafficking of weapons, persons, drugs, and money; maintaining partnerships with federal, state, and local LEAs to identify criminal aliens incarcerated or at-large within their jurisdiction and to obtain and share actionable intelligence critical to national security and public safety; maintaining relationships with foreign law enforcement counterparts and consular officials for the purpose of locating foreign fugitives or investigating claims of nationality; participating in interagency task force operations; establishing and maintaining working relationships with contractor personnel to ensure standards are complies with in accordance with established law and regulations pertaining to detention facilities and custodial requirements and providing recommendation for corrective action when deficiencies are found.

    GS-11: You must meet one of the following to qualify at the GS-11 grade level:

    A - Specialized Experience: In order to qualify for the GS-11 based on experience, you must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service, performing duties involving activities in at least ONE (1) of the following functional areas: Investigate: Supporting criminal investigations related to alleged or suspected violations of immigration laws, regulations, and policies; and performing investigative functions from planning and fact finding to reporting the results of an investigation. Identify and Locate: Identifying and locating aliens who may pose a threat to national security and/or public safety utilizing various methods and techniques which may include the use of actionable intelligence, use of surveillance systems and agency database systems or participation in the interview of witnesses or interrogation of suspects; and initiating removal proceedings. Arrest: Obtaining and serving criminal and civil warrants of arrest; participating in interagency law enforcement taskforce operations by providing support to senior officers; and initiating criminal and civil proceedings against immigration violators. Custody: Conducting legal research to support custody decisions; recommending custody determinations regarding detention of aliens; under the guidance of senior officers,



    (Custody con't) performing initial review of legal proceedings to deport from the U.S. or release from custody; performing armed and/or unarmed escort of detainees from one facility to another or to country of origin ensuring sufficient documentation for transport; supervising and transporting detainees (including medical, court and prison pick-ups); and ensuring the safe, secure, and humane treatment of detainees while in custody. Prosecute: Performing initial review of case documentation to determine legal sufficiency for prosecutorial guidelines and reporting findings to senior officers; preparing criminal complaints, developing facts, gathering evidence, and assisting in the preparation of investigative reports in support of possible prosecution and/or civil action; and providing sworn testimony in Federal, state and local courts. Deportation: Performing initial review of case documentation for legal sufficiency determining if agency prosecutorial guidelines are met and reporting findings to senior officers; obtaining case history information for use in determining appropriate custody conditions in support of the adjudication and response to applications for immigration benefits; assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of the deportation of alien detainees; and maintaining control of assigned aliens. Partnering: Performing detention responsibilities assuring appropriate detainee care (physical, mental, and civil rights); reporting findings of conditions observed in contracted state, local and private detention facilities to journeyman level officers and making recommendations for corrective action; and maintaining relationships with state and local law enforcement entities to share information and respond to inquiries.
    B. Substitution of Education for Experience: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M if related. (This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school or university to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarters hours.)

    C. Combining Education and Experience: An appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience as described in A above, that when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement.

    All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    Motor Vehicle Operation: A valid state driver's license is required and the ability to drive an automobile or light truck.

    Completion of Training: You must have successfully completed Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training in accordance with 8 CFR 287.1(g) and other applicable agency policy. This includes successful completion of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_BIETP); ICE Detention & Removal Operations (DRO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_D); the legacy Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC); the Border Patrol Academy (USBPI); the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Academy Officer Basic Training Program (OBT); the combination of both the legacy Basic Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Training Course and the ICE DRO Equivalency Training Program (ETP); the ICE Special Agent Training Program; the combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETPSA) and for legacy US Customs Special Agents, the ICE / Customs Special Agent Cross Training Program. Due to regulatory requirements, no other training will be accepted. (Note: Completion of training is subject to verification). Note: If you previously completed one of the basic immigration law enforcement training courses listed above, but have had a significant break of three years or more from a position that initially required this training, you will be required to attend and successfully complete a new ICE basic law enforcement training course as a condition of your employment. Failure to successfully complete the academy will result in your removal from this position.

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    REQUIREMENTS (con't)

    Deportation Officer Transition Program (DOTP):
    Selectees who have not previously held a position as a Deportation Officer, Detention and Deportation Officer, Supervisory Deportation Officer, or Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer and have not previously attended the six-week DOTP will be required to do so after entrance on duty. Successful completion of this course is mandatory per agency policy. Failure to successfully complete the academy will result in your removal from this position.

    Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO): This position may require substantial amounts of irregular or occasional overtime. You may be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily available to perform this unscheduled overtime on a continual basis. To compensate you for this irregular and occasional overtime, you may receive premium pay in the form of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO). AUO is currently authorized for this position. However, authorization for AUO is dependent upon the incumbent meeting certain regulatory criteria and is subject to change.

    Work Conditions: This job requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion. Surveillance frequently require extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, and crawling through a variety of terrain. The work involves high risks with exposure to a wide variety of potential dangerous situations and unusual environmental stress. The officer typically works long and irregular hours, on weekends, holidays, and at night.

    Age Restriction: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, you must be referred for selection before reaching your 40th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian enforcement position and will have a total of 20 years of coverage prior to your 60th birthday. NOTE: Veterans' preference eligibles are exempt from this restriction.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

    NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Rating and Ranking

    Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration in accordance with the terms of the agency Merit Promotion Plan.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

    Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not eligible under this program. This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position. Well-Qualified includes those applicants who are rated at a minimum score of 85 and whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position.; and 3) submit the appropriate documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement, to support your CTAP eligibility.

    DHS Benefits: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

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    Required Documents

    1. Resume showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
    2. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
    3. Other supporting documents (only submit if applicable to you):
    • Are you a current DHS employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. (Current ICE employees are not required to submit an SF-50).
    • Are you qualifying based on education? You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed.
    • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? If so, submit:
      • A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
      • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
      • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
      • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
      • Position title;
      • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
      • Agency; and
      • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.
    • You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10657824 and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.

    The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/26/2019.

    PLEASE NOTE: If your materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail, email, or fax. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions.

    Agency contact information

    Maria Livanios


    500 12th Street SW
    Washington, DC 20536
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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of DHS and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries around the world. ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to www.ice.gov.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.


    Next steps

    Your application material will be assessed for your experience and training, the best qualified applicants will be identified, and referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Your status will be emailed and updated on your USAJOBS account throughout the process. A selection is anticipated within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. If selected, you will be subject to a suitability/security background investigation.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552195500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.