Job Overview

Summary

The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based. To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  ICE protects national security and upholds public safety by targeting criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in the immigration system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere.  The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), a component of ICE, is responsible for investigating allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct involving employees and contractors at ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection; reviewing the operations and processes of ICE offices for compliance with policies; inspecting ICE detention facilities to determine compliance with applicable detention standards; and administering security operations to protect ICE personnel, facilities and information from criminal and terrorist organizations.

The Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Professional Responsibility serves as a key member of ICE's top management team and reports directly to the Assistant Director, OPR. The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and coordinating a program for investigating criminal and administrative misconduct involving employees and contractors at ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection; reviewing the operations and processes of ICE offices for compliance with policies; inspecting ICE detention facilities to determine compliance with applicable detention standards; and administering security operations to protect ICE personnel, facilities and information from criminal and terrorist organizations. 

Duty Location:  Washington, D.C.  

ICE is an equal opportunity employment employer:   Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

ICE provides reasonable accommodations to applications with disabilities.   If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.   Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Duties

The Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Professional Responsibility:

 

  • Provides oversight and administration of the Office of Professional Responsibility and is responsible for the direction and management of operations.
  • Directs periodic and comprehensive evaluations of program goals and objectives, and adjusts or redefines broad objectives as necessary.
  • Develops or recommends annual operating plans and budget submissions that are consistent with strategic plans and in conjunction with resource allocations.  Assures implementation of approval plans.  
  • Directs a staff of professional and support personnel.  Personally complies with and ensures through effective systems of control, the compliance of subordinates with all applicable laws, regulations, and instructions governing employee standards of conduct.
  • Manages OPR operations by monitoring and analyzing all personnel, financial and material needs in order to ensure the maximum cost effectiveness in the program's operations. 
  • Provides counsel to senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of ICE, senior staff of other Federal, state, and local government agencies on matters related to federal law enforcement integrity and security laws, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Represents ICE in conferences and meetings concerning internal investigations, inspections and security programs.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, and Senior Executive Service (SES) positions in other legislative and executive agencies. 

As a member of the agency's executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility.  For an overview of the diverse responsibilities ICE carries out within the Government, visit our website at http://www.ice.gov/.