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

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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspections and Detention Oversight Division, Headquarters, Washington, DC.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.


As an Inspections and Compliance Specialist you will perform the following duties:

  • review ICE’s 287(g) partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs) throughout the U.S. 
  • responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and reporting on on-site inspections at state and local law enforcement facilities and carrying out work related to the development and implementation of the 287(g) program
    • participate as a team member performing on-site compliance inspections and assist the team leader in planning inspections and in developing the unique methodology and approach for each specific inspection site;
    • use inspection knowledge to focus the inspection on underlying causes of problems related to the inspected functional issue and research, collect, organize, review and analyze information throughout the entire process;
    • participate in exit and entrance briefings with team leaders, schedule and conduct interviews at inspection sites, and develop individual findings for assigned areas identified, validated and verified during the course of inspections;
    • ensure inspection findings provide accurate, complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; and logical, supportable recommendations for corrective action;
    • discuss, defend, and justify the entire finding to the team leader as well as other team members, or management personnel, during the course of the exit briefing; and
    • prepare organized, concise and well-written documentation of the inspection process and findings for inclusion in the final, comprehensive inspection report

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • May be required to travel 6-10 days per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No