Job Overview


About the Agency

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 ICE Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides the effective and efficient management of all ICE financial resources through the implementation of best business practices and by linking strategic planning, budgeting, and performance reporting.

Duty Location:  Washington, D.C.

ICE is an equal opportunity employment employer.  Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

ICE provides reasonable accommodations to application with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 


As the Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you will report to the Executive Associate Director for Management and Administration and will work to develop financial management excellence.  You will have principal authority over all financial management activities for ICE and its six customers in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), encompassing an annual budget of over $5.6 billion, with operations in Washington, DC; Dallas, TX; and Burlington, VT; and a total staffing complement of over 425; and ICE's facilities and assets portfolio, covering more than 9 million square feet of leased and owned real property in over 400 locations throughout the United States.  ICE has facilities capital expenditures of $40 to $60 million annually and an annual operating budget for rental expenses of $290 million.  In addition, you will oversee more than 200,000 personal property assets on six continents, in 48 countries.  This includes 13,000 vehicle assets.  These assets are valued at more than $1 billion.  Your expertise in finance and accounting will guide the preparation of financial statements and collaboration with the Department's audit team.  The development of a customer-centric financial management operation, providing a full range of accounting and analytical services, will be a primary focus of the job.  The position affords you an opportunity to drive innovation while simultaneously stabilizing and institutionalizing best practices.  You will be part of an elite team committed to bringing financial management integrity, accountability, and performance excellence to ICE and DHS.

You will be responsible for all aspects of resource and program performance management, including, but not limited to:

•    Providing oversight and guidance to other executives and staff within the Office of the CFO (OCFO) and ICE on complex financial management, accounting, and audit-related issues, as well as internal control and other related activities.  This includes developing uniform financial management policies to simplify the control environment, providing standards of accountability, and increasing consistency and assurance over financial management systems and data.

•    Directing the formulation and establishment of long-range and short-range financial management planning for the Agency's financial management functions, with the objective of instituting a logical, integrated framework for financial management in support of all policy, planning, and programmatic efforts.

•    Providing insightful leadership for continued financial management transformation and improved customer service.  This includes attracting, training, and retaining employees with exceptional financial management skills, as well as providing greater visibility and accountability into financial activity through timely, accurate, and useful data.

•    Leading ICE's financial and accounting, budget, and asset management programs, as well as coordinating these activities with other ICE programs, including acquisition management, information technology, and law enforcement programs.

You will supervise subordinate managing directors and their staffs in the execution of strategic and performance-based plans.  You will provide day-to-day executive leadership and direction to the managing directors in all phases of the agency's resource management.  This includes analyzing current and/or required management policies and procedures to design new or revised/improved processes and validate current processes with respect to statutory and/or regulatory requirements.

You will oversee implementation of the agency's financial action plan, as well as the agency's audit and internal controls activities.  In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and complete reporting and analysis of activities, ensuring that requisite policies and procedures by OCFO organizations are established, and that appropriate measures are in place to monitor the accomplishment of OCFO goals and objectives.

You will be charged with maximizing the functional and financial value of capital assets throughout the asset lifecycle as well as managing the execution and sustainability of ICE owned and leased facilities.

You will play a key leadership role in defining objectives and priorities, and in coordinating activities associated with resource and program management functions.  You will liaison with other Federal departments and agencies and serve as a principal ICE representative on interagency groups dealing with financial management.  You will develop and maintain contact with all levels of DHS officials, other government agencies, Congress, and professional groups.

In conjunction with the DHS CFO, you will collaborate to develop and support the execution of Department-wide CFO initiatives and contribute to achieving CFO functional excellence by actively participating in the DHS CFO Council and other designated working groups.

Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • No