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

  • All U.S. citizens
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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), Office of the Director, Office of Public Affairs; Duty Location: Washington, DC.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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


This position is located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Director (OD), Office of Public Affairs (OPA). The primary purpose is to provide management assistance and expert advisory services regarding all phases of the public affairs mission. Specifically, you will:

  • advise top agency managers in refining missions and developing key result areas for OPA;
  • prepare and contribute to reports and other presentations on program planning and evaluation, and design and conduct a wide variety of comprehensive studies and detailed analyses of complex functions and processes related to long-range planning for OPA and the agency’s public affairs mission;
  • formulate and recommend plans to improve program policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure, and adjust progress schedules and priorities to meet new requirements or unforeseen situations in OPA and the agency’s communications outreach;
  • provide expert advice and guidance on the most challenging problems facing the agency on a national or international scope;
  • assist and carry out analytical studies involving the planning, development, and implementation of major agency programs of national scope and impact relating to OPA operations; and
  • represent the Director of OPA and serve as a close advisor on major issues and problems affecting operational policies and programs; and collaborate with agency leadership, external counterparts, and external leaders, congressional officials, state executives, legislative leaders, and executives of comparable private sector organizations.