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 Information Officer (OCIO) provides information technology services and products that ensure the security and efficiency of our nation's law enforcement system.  The OCIO delivers innovative information technology and business solutions that enable ICE to protect and secure our nation.

The Deputy Chief Information Officer assists the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in providing a strategic vision for the information technology program of ICE and is responsible for the conception, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards, that create and sustain a strong and flexible IT enterprise.  This encompasses such areas as enterprise architecture, technical infrastructure, cyber security, information assurance, application development and integration, disaster recovery, deployment of IT resources, and telecommunications.  The Deputy CIO represents ICE on matters internal and external to the agency and shares with the CIO ultimate accountability for the IT program.

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.


  • Conceives, plans, directs and coordinates through subordinate senior managers, the full range of IT services required to meet the needs of ICE. Incumbent oversees the management, development, implementation, and evaluation of state-of the-art, cutting-edge, global information technology solutions, ensuring that they meet ICE mission requirements.
  • Responsible for responding to the requirements identified by information systems users in the development, testing, integration, implementation, evaluation, operation and maintenance of information technology systems used to secure ICE's mission.
  • Designs and develops strategic plans to ensure a sound integrated IT architecture and promotes effective system design and operation of all IT systems.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of IT projects and operations, ensuring that technical performance measures are met and that projects remain within budget and on time. Provides guidance and recommendations to senior agency officials and subordinates on advanced systems projects and resolves critical problems in a timely, cost-effective manner.
  • Assists the CIO in developing agency directives to implement Congressional and executive level policy changes for information technology that impact computing resource requirements. Analyzes statutory requirements against existing directives to assess the degree of change necessary to comply with the new requirements, coordinates comments on revised directives as part of the review process, and incorporates comments or resolves issues into final directives.
  • Responsible for facilitating the acquisition and support of automated data processing hardware and software as well as acquisition and management of contractor resources.
  • Advises senior management and officials both internal and external to ICE on all aspects of assigned programs. Represents ICE in IT issues of great importance and/or sensitivity and exercises broad delegated authority in formulating, advocating, and promoting ICE-wide IT policies and programs. Determines actions to take in view of public relations implications and the need to maintain effective relations with a variety of outside groups.
  • Develops and defends budget estimates and related justifications, accountable for ensuring that funds, positions, property and other assets are properly used and within the operating budget.
  • Incumbent takes necessary measures to ensure consistent interpretation of the laws, policies, plans and procedures within the OCIO. Responsible for planning, directing, and managing special government-wide IT initiatives and projects.
  • Shares with the CIO responsibility for the supervision of senior level program managers. Makes decisions on work problems, issues, policies, etc.; evaluates subordinate managers' performance and reviews; makes selections for key positions; hears grievances and employee complaints not resolved at a lower level; and proposes, reviews, or decides serious disciplinary cases.
  • Personally complies with and ensures, through effective systems of control, the compliance of subordinates with integrity standards and all applicable laws, regulations, and Instructions governing employee standards of conduct.
  • Fully supports and implements ICE's affirmative action effort with respect to all positions under his/her supervision.


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

Relocation Authorized

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