Job Overview

Summary

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. 

Duties

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 http://www.ice.gov/ .

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

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