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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement 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), San Diego Field Office, Duty Location: El Centro, CA.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement includes the Locality Pay Adjustment for the announced duty location.          

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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


You will provide assistance to the Field Office Director (FOD) and the Deputy Field Office Director (DFOD) in managing the day-to-day operations and procedures of the enforcement and removal activity throughout the Field Office area of responsibility. Specifically, you will:

  • Provide assistance in adjudicating applications for Stays of Deportation, and ascertain that all decisions based upon the appropriate exercise of discretion fall within policy guidelines, meet the requirement of previous precedent decisions, and be defensible upon appeal to the courts;
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised;
  • Further the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of EEO objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap;
  • Serve as a technical expert and liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the Federal government; and
  • Plan, organize and coordinate briefings and information exchange opportunities.