Job Overview


NOTE: This position is in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and you will be referred as a Commissioned Corps personnel and not as a candidate to a permanent GS career or career-conditional appointment. This USPHS position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6).


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 cyber space 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. 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

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.  

The incumbent serves as the Team Lead/Supervisor for the IHSC Health System Resource Management Unit (HSRMU), directly reporting to the IHSC Chief of Staff, and is responsible for management and oversight of all programs and activities that relate to financial, acquisition and resource management. ***This Position is open for U.S. Public Health Service officers only***

MISSION:The ICE Health Service Corps protects America by providing health care and public health services in support of immigration and customs law enforcement. This is accomplished through maintaining a committed, effective and efficient workforce who provides evidenced based appropriate health care in a cost effective manner.

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Health Care, or Finance. Master Degree…preferred.
  2. If the incumbent holds a clinical license, it is the responsibility of the incumbent to fulfill the obligation(s) of their licensing or certifying body to maintain currency. This position may be required to perform clinical activities with the scope of clinical license in times of critical needs within the agency.
  3. Healthcare Field Work Experience.
  4. Business Acumen.
  5. Leadership Skills.
  6. Supervisory Skills.
  7. Oral/Written Communication Skills.
  8. Integrity/Honesty.
  9. Organizational/Time Management Skills.
  10. Management of Personnel Resources.
  11. Reading Comprehension.
  12. Active Listening.
  13. Judgment and Decision Making. 
  14. Cultural Competency.



  1. Interpretation and translation activities within the scope of the employees’ duties.
  2. Assess these employees’ language abilities to ensure their competency to perform language services for particular duties; and describe plans for enhancing employees’ language abilities.
  3. Serves as the subject matter expert (SME) for all matters related to the fiscal, acquisition/procurement, logistics and resource management activities for IHSC.
  4. Maintain DHS Contracting Officer Representative (COR) certification and serve as the COR in providing technical oversight on assigned healthcare system contracts and procurement initiatives.
  5. Manages a diverse staff to oversee and coordinate the development of the annual operating budgets and spending plans for Headquarters and the IHSC staffed sites.
  6. Plans, directs, and coordinates difficult and complex programs including the functional areas within the IHSC HSRMU: Finance and Budget, Medical Logistics and Acquisitions and Contract Management
  7. Develops, applies, and adjusts financial plans and policies to attain agency objectives.
  8. Formulates and coordinates annual operating, budgets and spending plans for Headquarters and IHSC field facilities.
  9. Oversight of annual interagency and reimbursement agreements with client agencies.
  10. Oversight of all budget formulation and budget execution activities within IHSC.
  11. Administers the Division’s cost centers management program.
  12. Serves as the Division’s funds certification officer.
  13. Establishes and implements criteria for the measurement of progress toward acquisition goals, considering problems relating to priorities, timing, and interrelationships between the various procurement vehicles and contracting activities.
  14. Participates with senior leadership in the strategic planning, coordination, and implementation of initiatives and projects
  15. Manages the development of procedures for the effective reporting of program and management data.
  16. Assists in the design and implementation of data information systems to track all phases of administrative and acquisition management for the Division.
  17. Oversight of the IHSC program’s accounting and internal control systems in accordance with OMB Circular A-123.
  18. Ensures that management obtains maximum benefit from financial resources without sacrificing efficiency and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  19. Establishes and maintains relationships with individual and business customers, and provides assistance with problems customers may encounter.
  20. Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of staff at Headquarters or at the field sites.
  21. Networks within communities to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships.
  22. Prepares financial and regulatory reports required by laws, regulations, and organizational policy.
  23. Establishes procedures for custody and control of records to ensure safekeeping.
  24. Reviews collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
  25. Analyzes information, evaluates results, and determines the best solution practices to solve problems.
  26. Communicates efficiently with outside organizations, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.
  27. Reviews information by categorizes, estimates, recognizes differences or similarities, and detects changes in circumstances or events.
  28. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish positive outcomes.
  29. Coordinates monthly/quarterly reports, to include tracking tools for all program activities in collaboration with the Recruitment and Retention Team, and other IHSC programs, as needed.
  30. Travel maybe required.
  31. Supervisory oversight of Resource Management Unit Team Members.
  32. Other duties as assigned in support of the IHSC Office of the Assistant Director and the IHSC Chief of Staff.