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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Headquarters, Law Enforcement Systems, Statistical Tracking Unit located in Washington, D.C.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.


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


This position is located under the Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis. As a Detention and Deportation Officer you will serve as the expert on program and administrative policies and requirements for nationwide enforcement programs to coordinate the establishment of goals, objectives, and long-range plans as well as specific functions and programs. Specifically, you will:

  • Determine and make recommendations concerning the strategic objectives of enforcement programs and the means of their attainment;
  • Conduct reviews of ongoing operations, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and determining and making substantive recommendations for improvements;
  • Serve as liaison to other agencies, at conferences, and on boards or other committees, presents the Department of Homeland Security's viewpoint and negotiates tentative solutions to enforcement problems;
  • Make field inspections to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, furnishes leadership and guidance to field officers, and resolves problems requiring interpretation and application of policy and complex phases of the law; and
  • Prepare instructions to field offices, ensures that staff officers are kept informed of changes in policies and procedures, and provides timely advice on conditions or situations which would have a bearing on operations in jurisdictional areas.