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) 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 immigration system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere.  The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides the effective and efficient management of ICE resources through the implementation of best business practices and by linking strategic planning, budgeting, and performance reporting.  

The Director, Office of Budget and Program Performance, under the general direction and supervision of the CFO, directs a wide range of budgetary activities for ICE and participates fully with senior executives in analyzing and recommending major policies regarding financial courses of action within ICE.  The Director will be relied upon for sophisticated analysis, authoritative advice, and recommendations on all matters concerning the policy, planning, formulation, and presentation of the ICE budget, as well as performance-budget integration and deployment of official resources. 

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 Director, Office of Budget and Program Performance:

  • Directs ICE's Office of Budget and Program Performance comprised of the following four subordinate organizations:  Enforcement & Protection Branch; Detention, Intelligence & Legal Branch; Mission Support Branch; and Coordination and Planning Branch, with responsibility for all issues relating to ICE-wide budget policy, planning, and presentation; program budgeting; development of out-year cost estimates; and management of diverse reporting requirements.
  • Provides executive direction, advice and counsel to the Chief Financial Officer and other ICE executives on a wide range of management matters affecting agency budget and program performance across diverse programs areas.  This includes evaluating the efficiency of program operations and making recommendations regarding the optimum allocation of funds, as well as providing support for hearings and congressional inquiries on appropriation requirements.
  • Provides executive oversight and guidance, and supplies direction and support to other executives and staff within the Office concerning specific efforts to integrate performance and budgeting, monitor obligations against appropriated funds, and resolve complex budget and/or financial audit issues.
  • Administers financial execution of the budget under the Chief Financial Officers Act, including agency-wide controls and number of personnel, outlays, travel costs, and other administrative limitations in conjunction with the priorities established by the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretary.
  • Supervises subordinate managing directors and their staff in the execution of budget and program performance programs.
  • Provides day-to-day executive leadership and direction to the managing directors in all phases of the the agency's budgetary management, ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of all budgetary management services.  This includes analyzing current and/or required budgetary management policies and procedures to design new or revised/improved processes, and validates current processes with respect to statutory and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Represents the Chief Financial Officer with managers in defining objectives and priorities, and in coordinating activities associated with budgetary and financial support functions.
  • Maintains liaisons with other Federal departments and agencies, and serves as the prinicipal ICE representative on inter-agency groups and conferences dealing with the budget. Develops and maintains contact with all levels of DHS officials, other government agencies, Congress, professional groups, organizations representing employees, and educational and state institutions.

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