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. 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 Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.
  • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).
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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of the Director, Office of Human Capital located in Washington, D.C.

REFERRAL: Applicants will first be referred for selection based on working for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


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

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.


As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist for the Office of Human Capital Programs and Policy Branch and a strategic partner to management and staff, you will:

  • Provide effective customer-driven service for a large, complex, and geographically dispersed organization through guidance to your clients with a teamwork philosophy that is inspired through effective organizational skills, utilize a customer disciplined, problem solving, and (managed) risk taking approach to meet mission needs;
  • Serve as the expert, advisor, and consultant of advanced Human Resources (HR) principles, concepts and practices relative to HR Policy to include Performance Management, Recruitment and Outreach Programs, Recruitment and Placement, Classification, Compensation, Employee Benefits, and Information Systems;
  • Continuously evaluate the Office of Human Capital (OHC) programs and services and recommend improvement measures;
  • Manage, monitor and/or advise subordinate staff, supervisors and leaders on a wide range of work including human resources regulations, policy, budgeting, training and general administration; and
  • Advise senior officials on complex matters as well as facilitate the accomplishment of the Office of Human Capital's mission through strategic planning and oversight.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Work may on occasion require travel away from the normal duty station.

Relocation Authorized

  • No