Job Overview

Summary

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.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government.  Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U. S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 47 foreign countries 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 http://www.ice.gov

Who May Apply: 

  • Current Department of Homeland Security employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; as well as current Department of Homeland Security employees serving under a VRA appointment
  • Current Department of Homeland Security employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement
  • Displaced Department of Homeland Security employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) 
  • Persons with Disability - individuals with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits.  These individuals must already be employed by DHS to apply.

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Organizational Location: These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, RAC Mayaguez, RAC Arecibo, and SAC San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

  • The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, 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.
  • HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues.  HSI special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.
  • In addition to criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agency's international affairs operations and intelligence functions.  HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U. S. and 47 countries around the world.
  • HSI conducts criminal investigations against terrorist and other criminal organizations who threaten national security.  HSI combats worldwide criminal enterprises who seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel and financial systems and enforces America's customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nation's borders. 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Duties

As an Intelligence Research Specialist you will perform the following duties: 

  • Utilize a wide variety of research sources;
  • Direct liaison to develop an intelligence base of information from which to draw inferences and summaries;
  • Prepare reports, assessments, materials for publications, statistical summaries and other material concerning program operations;
  • Provide forecasts of the level and types of activities that impact the law enforcement communities;
  • Provide briefings to law enforcement and intelligence officials on techniques and procedures involved in research and analysis activities.