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

  • 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.


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.