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 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 and protects federal facilities. 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

  This announcement will be used to fill vacancies within ERO Field Office Directorates.  Although the announcement is advertised for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey any implication that these positions are vacant and will be filled at all locations.  In some cases, advertised duty locations will not have a vacancy during the open period of this announcement.  The selecting official will make the final decision on the duty location selectee(s) will be assigned.

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.
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Organizational Location: These positions are located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office Directorates.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty locations. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages,

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid.



You will serve as the Deputy Field Office Director (DFOD) in an Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office. As the DFOD, you will assist the Field Office Director (FOD), who is responsible for the management and direction of all ERO activities and law enforcement operations located within the Field Office's geographic boundaries. Specifically you will:

  • Support the FOD in managing the law enforcement activities of the program through subordinate supervisors who supervise enforcement and non-enforcement employees involved in performing such diverse activities as detention, case management, foreign removals, transportation, food services, maintenance, the Institutional Removal Program, and health clinics, for all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities relating to aliens detained in numerous institutions and jails throughout the Field Office jurisdiction;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the detention and removal activity and operations;
  • Direct and coordinate the execution of varied and extensive functions in coordination with other operations of ICE and other federal agencies, foreign and domestic. Work directly involves or substantially impacts the provision of essential support operations to numerous, varied and complex technical, professional, and administrative functions;
  • Serve as a technical expert and liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the Federal Government, private industry, and state and local law enforcement agencies;
  • Exercise significant authority in dealing with officials of other units/organizations and in advising management officials of higher rank on operational issues; assure reasonable equity of performance standards and ratings used by subordinate supervisors; and
  • Plan, assign and review work, and assure all requirements are met; approve leave; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    1 vacancies in the following locations

    • Newark, NJ United States
    • Atlanta, GA United States
    • Fairfax, VA United States
    • Denver, CO United States
    • Miami, FL United States
    • San Antonio, TX United States
    • San Francisco, CA United States
    • Washington DC, DC United States
    • Saint Paul, MN United States
    • Philadelphia, PA United States
    • New York, NY United States
    • Baltimore, MD United States
    • Boston, MA United States
    • Dallas, TX United States
    • Houston, TX United States
    • El Paso, TX United States
    • Buffalo, NY United States
    • Phoenix, AZ United States
    • Salt Lake City, UT United States
    • San Diego, CA United States
    • New Orleans, LA United States
    • Detroit, MI United States
    • Seattle, WA United States
    • Chicago, IL United States