Job Overview


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 Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), a component of ICE, is responsible for investigating allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct involving employees and contractors at ICE, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection; reviewing the operations and processes of ICE offices for compliance with policies; inspecting ICE detention facilities to determine compliance with applicable detention standards; and administering security operations to protect ICE personnel, facilities and information from criminal and terrorist organizations.

The Division Director for Investigations, OPR provides expert oversight, guidance, and support to criminal and administrative investigations relating to workforce integrity violations involving bribery, human trafficking, civil rights and civil liberties, alien and  contraband smuggling, undercover operations, investigative services, and mission support.


The Division Director for Investigations, OPR:

·        Serves as the primary advisor to the OPR Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director on all criminal and administrative workforce integrity investigations related to violations of United States criminal code, Federal regulations, and agency policy and procedures. 

·        Develops, implements, oversees, and reviews all policies, procedures, and guidelines concerning workforce integrity investigative activities to be conducted by OPR.   

·        Provides guidance on investigative activities and operations of field assets and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director on all significant developments, trends, and patterns in criminal activity over which OPR has primary jurisdiction.   

·       Manages all OPR Special Agents in Charge as well as Headquarters investigative programs, including Investigative Support and Operational Support in furtherance of OPR investigations.

·        Coordinates workforce integrity investigative activities that transcend geographical limitations of OPR field assets; mediates and resolves any and all intra-and interagency conflicts with regards to investigative matters.

·       Monitors the personnel, budgetary, and logistical needs of OPR field assets and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director of any actual or anticipated shortfalls.

·        Develops short and long range investigative operational plans for review and approval by the OPR Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director OPR.  Coordinates and, where possible, integrates investigative operations with other ICE programs.

·        Provides guidance and leadership to subordinate directors in the establishment of goals for their various functions. 

·        Reviews organizational structure and functional responsibilities of OPR.  Considers realignment recommendations and makes changes as needed.  

·    Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the agency as well as other Federal, state, and local government agencies, and private sector clients and vendors on matters within OPR's purview and jurisdiction.  Advises on appropriate methods and techniques to be implemented to achieve program goals and objectives. 

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Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel within the United States may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations