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 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Boston Field Office; Duty Location: Burlington, MA.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid.


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


You will serve as the Field Operations Director and will be responsible for the management and direction of all Enforcement and Removal activities and law enforcement operations. You will have direct oversight of the Field Office and any sub-offices, resident offices or personnel in remote duty locations. Specifically, you will:

  • Manage the law enforcement and non-enforcement employees involved in performing such activities as detention, case management, foreign removals, transportation, food services, maintenance, the Institutional Removal Program and health clinics;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the detention and removal activity and operations throughout the Field Office area of responsibility;
  • Adjudicate applications for Stays of Deportation and ascertain that all decisions based upon the appropriate exercise of discretion: (1) fall within policy guidelines, (2) meet the requirements of previous precedent decisions, and (3) will be defensible upon appeal to the courts;
  • Exercise final authority to grant or deny formal petitions related to deportation or removal as provided in 8CFR;
  • Issue Notices to Appear, subpoenas for immigration violations, surety bonds, Warrants of Removal, Administrative Stays of Removal and Voluntary Departure Orders; and
  • Develop and prepare yearly cost projections and expenditure proposals.