Job Overview

Summary

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 and protects federal facilities. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

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 http://www.ice.gov/

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.

The incumbent of this position serves as the IHSC Chief of Staff and reports directly to the Assistant Director, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). Represents the Assistant Director and serves as a close advisor on major issues and challenges affecting IHSC policies, procedures, plans and operations; participates in the formulation of policies, plans and initiatives related to IHSC. Directs the work of the IHSC Staff and integrates all aspects of mission support and mission operations. Responsible for ensuring the regulatory, administrative, policy development, training, personnel, contracts, analysis, operations, logistics, information systems, plans, and resource management for IHSC activities, to include subordinate elements and other field activities dispersed throughout the United States. Responsible for the effective integration of intra-departmental and inter-agency support elements as well as mission partners and contracted resources for the overall success of the ICE national medical authority supported operations. Has direct involvement with budget analysis and formulation, resources, logistical/technical support systems, special staff, operations staff, and analytical support and headquarters support contractors, all of which directly shape the structure, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of the IHSC health care delivery systems and operations.

Evaluates policies and directives and advises on action necessary to establish the framework of organizational policy. Provides for the control, coordination, and continuity of programs and operations by working with key staff, in assisting with the development operational plans, vetting deployed force emergency operations and planning efforts, integrating seemingly disparate intra-departmental and inter-agency plans and products, plans for facilities, funding, personnel, equipment, and other such requirements.

Who May Apply:
  • Current Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.
  • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
  • USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers and all others interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps.  (Candidates will be referred as Commissioned Corps personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent 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) Headquarters, ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) located in Washington, D.C.

Salary (USPHS): USPHS commissioned Corps position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6); salary range: $72,780-$128,844.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. 

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

Duties

You will serve as the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) Chief of Staff and report directly to the Assistant Director. You will represent the Assistant Director and serve as a close advisor on major issues and challenges affecting the ISHC policies, procedures, plans and operations. Specifically, you will:

  • Confer with the Assistant Director, Deputy Assistant Directors, Branch Chiefs, inter-agency representatives, IHSC leadership and with key staff regarding problem areas and projected major changes within healthcare operations;
  • Monitor and evaluate IHSC programs, plans, products, analytical efforts and operations to assure that plans are followed or modified to meet objectives, goals and strategic direction;
  • Recommend and advise the Assistant Director on program objectives, development of long-range plans and identification of required resources in order to promote an efficient, economical and progressive healthcare system; and
  • Responsible for the effectiveness of management and operations within the day-to-day conduct of the IHSC staff programs and mission elements.