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Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  LAG-ERO-993535-LMA-051

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$99,628.00 to $129,517.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 18, 2013 to Monday, December 02, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Port Isabel, TX View Map
Direct Hire Authority Announcement


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

  • All U.S. citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and serves in an immigration detention facility in Port Isabel, TX.

Note: This vacancy is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s Direct Hire Authority for which there is a critical hiring need. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Qualified CTAP/ICTAP applicants will be referred for priority consideration. Veterans’ preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy. For more information on the direct-hire authority, please visit:

Salary: Based on the special qualifications of the selectee, the salary may exceed the GS-15/10 and will be set using Title 38 pay authority. The salary range posted as shown are for base rates only. The following link displays the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the table titled "Rest of the United States."

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass background investigation and drug screen for fed employment
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service
  • Maintain current license and certifications as required in announcement


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As a Medical Officer (Clinical Director) within the ICE Health Service Corps, you will provide direct medical care and supervise the provision of medical care for detainees in ICE custody. You will collaborate with the Deputy Assistant Director, Clinical Services/Medical Director and other senior staff for the Enforcement Health Service Corps (IHSC) detention facility. The Clinical Director is responsible for the clinical care provided at the facility. Duties include supervising the Staff Physician (if applicable) and mid-level providers, evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution, providing training and mentoring to health care staff, and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patients. Performs all duties in accordance with current accepted medical practices and procedures. Specifically, you will:

  • Serve as the Clinical Director by providing services to outpatients and providing medical care to inpatients in facilities with ah short stay unit;
  • Conduct physical examinations, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical conditions;
  • Examine and order appropriate diagnostic testing and provide necessary treatment and/or medications as required; 
  • Administer or direct administration of both curative and preventative inoculations; and
  • Provide clinical oversight to ensure proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented, proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, and actively participate in Health Services medical in-service programs.


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GS-15: You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level. Examples include experience that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of and experience in clinical information systems, system support options, and the practice of medicine to effectively manage, execute, and apply complex medical requirements as identified by medical professionals; developing objectives and providing oversight over the development of medical specific applications; ensuring that information systems that support the clinical practice of medicine are appropriate and enhanced to take advantage of new technology; utilizing various venues (e.g., clinical and technology forums, societies, regulating bodies, etc) to assist in improving and expanding the use of appropriate information technology in a clinical setting; and providing oversight and expertise for the development and maintenance of a robust, geographic dispersed electronic medical record; and developing and executing short range and long-range strategic plans for medical informatics.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation; or A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school which provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Comparability may be demonstrated by permanent schools in the United States. Comparability may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for American students who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country. A COPY OF YOUR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE DEGREE, CURRENT LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION SUBMISSION.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.


All qualified employees will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with the IHSC. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency.

Conditions of employment:

Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance.

Board Certification: Board certification in family medicine, internal medicine, or related primary care specialty is required to maintain employment. Upon entry on duty, the employee should submit a copy of their requisite American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certification. To continue employment, board certification(s) must be renewed and continuing medical education requirements must be maintained based on the requirements of the relevant specialty board.

CPR Certification:The employee must possess and maintain CPR and BLS certification with either the American Red Cross (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers) or American Heart Association (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers).

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Probationary Period: You may be required to serve/complete a one-year probationary period.

Shift Assignment: The facility is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This job requires regular and recurring overtime and rotating shiftwork work. You must be available for such assignment.

English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. 

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at   


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to and select "benefits".


Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period: This is a supervisory position. In accordance with the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a 1 year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 02, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


  • Resume which shows relevant experience, education, and training. Work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP) or a special appointing authority.
  • You must submit copies of proof of licensures, degrees, certificates and all other required documentation identified in this announcement.
  • Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 993535.
    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete your Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 02, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
    3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Monday, December 02, 2013 for further instructions. You must submit all required information by Monday, December 02, 2013. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. A valid email address is required in order to notify you of the outcome of your application.


HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA


Once you submit your application, we will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualifcation requirements and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs account throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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