Job Overview


NOTE: This position is in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps and you will be referred as a Commissioned Corps personnel and not as a candidate to a permanent GS career or career-conditional appointment. This USPHS position is being filled at the rank of Captain (O-6).


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 cyber space 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. 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

The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security. The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contract employees comprise the health care professional working together to provide quality health care services.  

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies at IHSC facilities. Although the announcement is advertised for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey any implication that these positions are vacant and will be filled at all locations.  In some cases, advertised duty locations will not have a vacancy during the open period of this announcement. Cut-off dates will be established on an as-needed basis as vacancies occur, however, the final deadline for application and submission of all documentation will be 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, October 31, 2014. 

***This Position is open for Commissioned Corps officers only***


The incumbent serves as the Medical Officer (Clinical Director) for one of the health care facilities located across the nation for the ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC).


  1. Experience with Women’s Health/residential programs, preferred [for TAYLOR facility only].
  2. Expert knowledge of the clinical medicine and the current standards of practice.
  3. Ability to serve as a clinical expert in the provision of technical assistance and consultation, and management of clinically oriented staff.
  4. Knowledge of issues confronting the healthcare delivery system, including specific problems and concerns of special population groups.
  5. Knowledge of program policies and guidelines, and operating procedures relating to healthcare delivery systems.
  6. Knowledge of organizations and responsibilities of all levels of government operations.
  7. Ability to provide input for congressional inquiries and to effectively communicate with Federal Agencies and other organizations as indicated.
  8. Mastery of managerial and administrative practices, to include expertise in routine management of responsibilities.
  9. Flexibility and ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and work related requirements.
  10. High degree of independence, initiative, clinical judgment, and follow-through on a wide range of sensitive, complex, and clinical issues.
  11. Provide radiological services; these services will be primarily to conduct tuberculosis surveillance i.e. digital single view chest x-rays.
  12. Ability to respond 24/7 to staff.
  1. Must be board certified in family practice, internal medicine, or related medical specialty.
  2. Must have an unrestricted medical license in any State in the United States. 
  3. Teaching experience acknowledging a level of expertise and capacity for developing and assessing clinical educational programs.
  4. Current BLS (CPR) and ACLS certification.
  5. Cultural Competency.
  6. Interpersonal Skills.
  7. Strong Oral/Written Communication Skills.
  8. Integrity/Honesty.
  9. Maintains CPR/BCLS certification.
  10. Maintains basic readiness status.
  11. Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Optional

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Must meet travel regulations
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Many vacancies in the following locations

    • Eloy, AZ
    • Florence, AZ
    • El Centro, CA
    • San Diego, CA
    • Santa Ana, CA
    • Key West, FL
    • Miami, FL
    • Lumpkin, GA
    • Jena, LA
    • Elizabeth, NJ
    • Batavia, NY
    • Leesport, PA
    • York, PA
    • El Paso, TX
    • Houston, TX
    • Los Fresnos, TX
    • Pearsall, TX
    • Taylor, TX
    • Tacoma, WA