Job Overview


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) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 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 border control system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere.  The ICE HSI directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission and is responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States. 

The HSI Assistant Director, Investigative Programs is a key advisor to the HSI Executive Associate Director on all criminal and civil enforcement proceedings related to violations of immigration and customs law or regulations.  The incumbent provides oversight, guidance and support to investigative functions related to financial crimes, human trafficking, human rights, alien and contraband smuggling, undercover operations, and investigative services. 

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.


The Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, Investigative Programs Division:

  • Serves as a key advisor to the Executive Associate Director, HSI on all matters related to the investigative activities of HSI.
  • Monitors the personnel, budgetary, and logistical needs of several HSI Headquarters programs.  The Assistant Director reviews organizational structure and functional responsibility of the office and determines whether adjustments are needed and implements changes accordingly.  Assures effective expenditure of appropriated funds and authorizes cost-savings initiatives to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs. 
  • Provides guidance and leadership to subordinate deputy assistant directors in supervising a technical, administrative and professional workforce.
  • Assists the HSI Executive Associate Director in the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of HSI, ICE, and DHS.  
  • Develops, implements, and administers national and international investigative programs relevant to the investigative activities over which HSI has jurisdiction.  Establishes working relationships with other Federal, state, local, international law enforcement, and law enforcement-related intelligence agencies relevant to the investigative activities over which HSI has jurisdiction.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.  Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with ICE and DHS officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the agency.

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