Job Overview

Summary

The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based.  To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities. 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  ICE protects national security and upholds public safety by targeting criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in the immigration system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere. 

The Director, Office of Procurement heads the Office of Acquisition Management, which operates as a full business partner with internal and external organizations in delivering quality acquisition solutions in support of the ICE mission.  The incumbent of this position reports to the Executive Associate Director (EAD) of Management and Administration (M&A) for (ICE) and serves as the principal executive responsible for the negotiation of all business agreements with the private sector and for execution of statutory authority in obligating ICE and the private sector to specific contract performance.  The Director, Office of Procurement also serves as the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) under the appointment of the Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). 

 

Duty Location:  Washington, D.C.

ICE is an equal opportunity employment employer:  Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

ICE provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.   If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify us.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

Duties

  • Lead, supervise, and direct the work of an acquisition management organization in support of critical DHS programs that have an annual obligation amount of approximately $2 billion.
  • Serve as a principal partner on all elements of program execution that have a material impact on development, modification, and execution of ICE acquisition strategies.  
  • Partner with elements of the Executive Associate Director's organization to support the development, implementation, and refinement of the ICE business management process, to include voting membership on all boards, committees, and other panels managing this program.  
  • Provide executive leadership for the development and implementation of ICE procurement policies and procedures with the goal of properly implementing governing directives, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation ( FAR ).  
  • Serve as member of the Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) Council and actively be involved in the overall DHS acquisition program.  The incumbent will also advise various boards and committees as identified by the CPO.
  • Develop and maintain contact with all levels of DHS officials, other government agencies, foreign governments, Congress, technology officials, support contract vendors, professional groups , organizations representing employees, educational and state institutions, and trade associations. Contacts are to exchange information; resolve highly complex issues and negotiate plans; set, explain, or justify DHS policies and procedures; persuade officials to pursue a recommended course of action; and carry out and evaluate operations .
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are established; direct a team of highly skilled employees, and work directly with ICE support contractors and other independent contractors to deliver products and services.  The work directed by the incumbent will include projects with broad-based proposals developed to increase the effectiveness of the overall acquisition administration system.  
  • Ensure the success of acquisition efforts by directly linking those efforts to the implementation of mission critical, highly complex, large scale information systems in an environment of rapidly evolving technologies, fiscal and resource constraints, and ongoing legislative changes.

 

As a member of the ICE executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility.  For an overview of the diverse responsibilities ICE carries out within the Government, visit our website at http://www.ice.gov./