Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices 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

Who May Apply:

  • Current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
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  • Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Repatriation, Air Operations Division located in San Antonio, TX.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.


    Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


    As a Supervisory Immigration Enforcement Agent, you will supervise a staff responsible for performing a variety of enforcement functions related to the investigation, identification, apprehension, arrest, prosecution, detention, and deportation of aliens, and the apprehension of absconders from removal proceedings. Your staff also assists in the processing and deporting or escorting of aliens to their country of citizenship and performs such detention responsibilities as assuring their care (physical, mental, and civil rights), counseling them regarding personal and family matters, and supervising and transporting them. Additionally, you will supervise the arrest and processing activities for removal of any aliens encountered who are not authorized to be in or work in the United States. Specifically, you will:

    • Plan the work to be accomplished by your subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of the work; assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees;
    • Evaluate work performance of subordinates; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; interview candidates for positions in the unit; recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hear and resolve complaints from employees;
    • Effect minor disciplinary measures; identify developmental training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training; find ways to improve productivity or increase the quality of the work directed;
    • Develop performance standards.