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Job Title:  Supervisory Inspections and Compliance Specialist
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  DAL-OPR-990576-MP-TRV

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 25, 2013 to Friday, December 06, 2013
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
ICE Employees Only


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.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government.  Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U. S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 47 foreign countries 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 employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; as well as current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees serving under a VRA appointment.
  • Displaced Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees requesting special priority selection under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Persons with Disability - individuals with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits.  These individuals must already be employed by ICE to apply.

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

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Professional Responsibilities, Oversight and Inspections Division, Management Inspections Unit, Washington, D.C. 

    Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

This is not a law enforcement covered position.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service


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As a Supervisory Inspections and Compliance Specialist you will perform the following duties: 

  • Serve as an Office of Professional Responsibilities (OPR) representative and conduct briefings at various leadership levels to explain the mission of OPR, specifically the Inspections and Detention Oversight Division and Management Inspections Unit (MIU); the purpose of the inspection, main objectives, and inspection time frame, as well as exit briefings to discuss any findings at the close of the inspection;
  • Responsible for the effectiveness of inspections and/or the Self-Inspection Program (SIP), identifying potential improvements and developing and initiating adoption of new procedures designed to attain such improvements;
  • Prepare high-quality written reports that detail findings, recommendations and best practices identified through inspections and/or SIPs; and other documents that analyze or contribute to MIU operations;
  • Oversee the review and analysis of inspections and the SIP and plan and develop national and special oversight programs; communicate information to Inspections and Detention Oversight Division and OPR leadership regarding program  activities, achievements and inspection/investigation results;
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, observing employees' performance and developing work improvement plans, demonstrating and conducting work performance critiques, providing advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters, effecting disciplinary actions and resolving complaints and grievances.


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You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as: 

  • Coordinating and conducting all phases of on-site inspections or SIPs, including scheduling interviews at inspection sites, evaluating compliance, and providing input to develop the scope and inspection site rationale;
  • Supervising or leading teams performing on-site compliance inspections or administering SIPs;
  • Preparing reports for ICE senior leadership that detail findings, recommendations and best practices identified during inspections, SIPs, or other compliance efforts;
  • Providing briefings, advice and assistance to higher-level management compliance inspection or oversight operations and providing solutions and implementation of updated policies and procedures. 

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

Substitution of Education for Experience: There is no substitution of education at this grade level.

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

Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 

Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment).  Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: 

  •  Organizational awareness
  • Planning and evaluating
  • Decision making
  • Technical competence
  • Oral and written communication

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.  Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. 


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: 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".


Promotion Potential:  This position is at the full performance level.

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


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To apply for this position, you need to submit a complete initial Application which includes: 

  1. Your resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below) 

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 06, 2013

Please note: If materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.  Also, if you do not provide an email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 990576.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144

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 the closing date for further instructions. 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144


  1. Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, and employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates with month and year, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
  2. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire
  3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? Submit:
    • a copy of your agency notice
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location
  4. Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. An Award SF-50 (a cash or time off award) does not meet this criterion. Award SF-50’s are acceptable; however, you risk being made ineligible if we only receive an award SF-50 from you.
  5. Are you claiming Persons with Disability Preference? Submit a letter, record or statement issued from a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits. 


Toi R. Vann
Phone: (214)905-5787
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
7701 N Stemmons Freeway
6th Floor
Dallas, TX


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email of 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 selection within 60 days of the closing date of this announcement.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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