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Job Title:  Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative (LEISI)
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  ICESES\14-1058225

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 14, 2014 to Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
All groups of qualified individuals
Public Trust - Background Investigation


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE protects national security and upholds public safety by targeting criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in the immigration system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere.  

The mission of LEISI is to support DHS and ICE missions by delivering and implementing superior information management technologies and information sharing initiatives that will integrate culture, governance, business processes and technologies across the Department resulting in greater efficiency and/or effectiveness of law enforcement operations. 

The DHS LEISI is the business sponsor of the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service (LEIS Service), which is a standards-based service designed to share law enforcement information among DHS and other federal law enforcement users, and international, state, local, and tribal partners.  The LEIS Service is vital for national security purposes to detect, prevent, disrupt, preempt, and mitigate the effects of terrorism against the territory, people, and interests of the United States by the effective and efficient sharing of terrorism and homeland security information.

The DHS LEISI provides processes, tools and expertise to facilitate the sharing of U.S. government information that supports immigration, public safety, and national security with international partners by ensuring appropriate policy, statutes and regulations are established and actively engaging U.S. and international information sharing partners.  LEISI also works to ensure law enforcement information is appropriately shared under the bilateral agreements between the United States and the Visa Waiver Program.

The Executive Director, LEISI oversees all aspects of the LEISI program within ICE, serving as Executive Agent for the law enforcement components of the Department of Homeland Security. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of ICE operational and administrative resources and functions related to the DHS LEISI and ensures that law enforcement activities fully support ICE's Strategic Plan and the DHS Information Sharing Initiatives. 


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required


  • Yes
  • May be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation


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The Executive Director, Law Enforcement Sharing Initiative (LEISI):

·        Advises the ICE Director, Deputy Director, and HSI Executive Associate Director on all aspects of the LEISI program.  Oversees and manages the resources and systems used to fully implement the comprehensive, multi-year plan to share critical law enforcement information with federal, state and local partners.

·        Provides leadership and direction as it relates to the outreach and protocol used in law enforcement information sharing initiatives in furthering the law enforcement mission of ICE and in support of the broad responsibilities of DHS.  Develops and implements strategies to enhance coordination on federal, state, and local levels.

·       Ensures appropriate policy, statutes and regulations are established for international information sharing.  Conceives, develops, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting agency programs. Translates new legislation, procedures and protocol into agency program goals, actions, and policies. 

·       Serves as the agency authority in formulating new law enforcement information-sharing policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on on or more significant programs of the agency.  

·       Provides management and consulting services to top executives of the agency on change management and internal business process improvements to increase program effectiveness.

·      Establishes and strengthens relationships with domestic and international law enforcement stakeholders, and advocates for law enforcement information sharing within DHS and its components. 


As a member of the agency's executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility. For an overview of the diverse responsibilities ICE carries out within the Government, visit our website at .



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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the (1) Basic Qualifications, (2) five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and (3) the Technical Qualification(s) as listed below.

It is recommended that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must have progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

·         Directing the work of an organizational unit;

·         Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;

·         Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and

·         Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

(2)  EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: The Fundamental Competencies within the following five ECQs are also a part of the selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential and do not evaluate technical expertise. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. For this vacancy announcement, no separate supplemental ECQ documentation is required. Your resume must incorporate each of the following ECQs. If not properly included, no consideration will be given.

ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 -LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 -RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 -BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at:


Expert mastery of criminal investigations and other law enforcement programs, policies, procedures, regulations, and techniques to effectively maintain and strengthen relationships between ICE, state and local governments, and their respective law enforcement entities to improve the understanding of information needs; provide leadership in resolving policy issues that may inhibit law enforcement information sharing; facilitate the sharing of U.S. government information that supports immigration, public safety, travel, vetting, and national security interests; ensure appropriate policy, statutes and regulations are established for international information sharing; and advocate for law enforcement sharing within DHS and its components.


Background Investigation: The tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance is required.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the ICE Applicant and Employee Drug Testing Program. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Mobility: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.  Therefore applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority and may be required to sign a mobility agreement.

Immigration Reform and Control Act: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Law Enforcement Retirement: This position will carry secondary law enforcement coverage as provided in 5.U.S.C., §8336(c), and 5 U.S.C., § 8412(d), for eligible law enforcement employees.  Employees who reach age 57 with at least 20 years of creditable service under law enforcement provisions are subject to mandatory separation from this position.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm.  Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [TITLE 18, U.S.C., § 922(G)(9)].


How You Will Be Evaluated:

Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The ICE Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.


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You may be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. The total compensation package includes other benefits and options.

You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal Retirement System.

You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings.

You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs.

In addition to the 10 regular paid holidays observed by the government, you will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year.


Relocation:  Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

SES positions are NOT subject to Veterans preference.  Do NOT submit your DD214.



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Your application package must be submitted by using the USA Jobs website application manager.  We are no longer accepting resumes via email or standard/express mail.

·         To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

·         Follow the directions to register and submit all required documents.

·         You may review your saved application(s) at

Visit this site to create your account and apply for this position -

Your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT of the closing date of this announcement date.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, and sent is received and is accurate. You may complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent submission will be used.

Fax:  If you are unable to upload your documents using Application Manager, you may fax them to 1-478-757-3144.  DO NOT FAX the same documents that have been uploaded into Application Manager.  If you are unable to submit your application online, you may View Occupational Questionnaire, complete the questionnaire using form 1203-FX, and fax the form to 1-478-757-3144.  The required fax cover sheet must be included and should include the Vacancy Identification Number: ICESES/14-1058225.

You may verify your documents have been processed by logging into  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear virus scan.  Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.



You must submit a resume, not exceeding five pages, and your most recent SF50, if you are currently a civil servant or have reinstatement eligibility.  As mentioned in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement, your resume must address the specified Basic Qualifications, Executive Core Qualifications, and Technical Qualifications and should include the following specific information:

·         Vacancy announcement number ICESES/14-1058225

·         Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers

·         Social Security Number

·         Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Only education obtained from accredited schools/universities will be considered. For more information, you may refer to the wing U.S. Department of Education website:

·         Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to this position including:

·         Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

·         Duties and accomplishments

·         Employer's name and address

·         Supervisor's name and phone number

·         Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)

·         Salary

·         Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Extraneous materials, such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates, will not be considered.


Martesia S. Lavant
Phone: (202)732-7568
Agency Information:
ICE Executive Resources
800 K Street NW
Room 1000
Washington, DC


Our evaluation will be based on the information you supply.  You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks and take that information into account in making employment offers.

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