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.

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.

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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.


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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No