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 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 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

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.

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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations, AD for Field Operations, Eastern Operations Unit, located in Washington, D.C.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid.


Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


You will serve as a Chief for the Eastern Operation Unit in the Field Operations Division. Within the broad framework of policies and program objectives prescribed by the Division Director and Director of Enforcement and Removal Operations, you will be responsible for planning, managing, and directing all phases of the unit which covers the following locations; Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Newark, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington. Specifically, you will:

  • Provide administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised;
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on broad projects and programs with national impact requiring extensive interpretation for many different and unrelated program processes and methods, such as interpretations of original legislative or judicial intent and advice on revisions to existing policies and programs to meet requirements; 
  • Recommend long-range program plans, goals and objectives and consult with all levels of management, other federal agencies and to foreign and commercial organizations; 
  • Direct, coordinate and oversee the work of your assigned unit;
  • Be responsible for performing the administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit (i.e. make decisions on work problems presented by staff; observe worker's performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques; provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance; resolves informal complaints and grievances; recommends personnel actions as necessary).