Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
NOTE: This position is in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and you will be referred as a Commissioned Corps personnel and not as a candidate to a permanent GS career or career-conditional appointment. This USPHS position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6).
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ONLY USPHS OFFICERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION BASED ON THE APPLICANT'S YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE NEEDS OF THE LOCATION.
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 cyber space 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. 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 Immigration 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 health care professionals working together to provide quality health care services.
This position is for Commissioned Corps Officers only.
The incumbent serves as Health Operations Unit Chief. This position provides administrative and supervisory oversight of day to day operational activities at 21 sites, health care administrators and their ICE sponsored detention settings located throughout the nation. This includes the analysis of staffing levels and provision of resources necessary to carry out the health care mission based on organizational needs. The unit also coordinates all activities involving medical issues with local Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) staff and contracted security staff. Additionally, Health Operations obtains and tracks a multitude of information and data necessary to respond to various requests for information, including responses to congressional and media inquiries. The Unit provides technical oversight to contract staff utilized to augment the federal workforce.
The incumbent serves for one of the health care facilities located across the nation for the ICE Health Service Corps. These sites provide medical care to detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
The ICE Health Service Corps protects America by providing health care and public health services in support of immigration and customs law enforcement. This is accomplished through maintaining a committed, effective and efficient workforce who provides evidenced based appropriate health care in a cost effective manner.
- Must have a health care background and/or formal education in health care administration including human resources, health care budget and finance, quality assurance/performance improvement, management of ambulatory health care organizations, risk management, and managed care.
- If the incumbent holds a clinical license, it is the responsibility of the incumbent to fulfill the obligation(s) of their licensing or certifying body to maintain currency. This position may be required to perform clinical activities with the scope of clinical license in times of critical needs within the agency.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility.
- Excellent writing, oral and editing abilities.
- Experience in leadership role of a national program.
- Experience in correctional health care systems
- Cultural Competency.
- Interpersonal Skills.
- Strong Oral/Written Communication Skills.
- Maintains current CPR/BLS certification
- Maintains basic readiness
- Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities
- Data analysis and trending experience
- Strong collaboration and team building skills
- Ability to research topics for continued improvement of clinical operations
- Strong risk management experience
- Leadership development
- Problem solving
- Maintain current license and meet continuing State edu requirements(if req)
- Maintain BLS certifications
- Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
- Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
- Ability to pass background investigation