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Job Title:  Division Director for Investigations, Office of Professional Responsibility
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  ICESES\14-1108858

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
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Top Secret/SCI




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.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required


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


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • This is a resume based hiring method. Resumes must not exceed eight pages.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • You must have completed a federal criminal investigator training program.


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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. 


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 within your, NOT TO EXCEED, eight page 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 knowledge of federal criminal investigations, laws, rules, regulations, procedures and techniques to effectively lead a large, complex, internal affairs investigative division.


Training: Applicants to this position must have successfully completed a U.S. government administered criminal investigator (1811) training program.

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, with some exceptions.

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)].


Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide in your eight page resume.  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.


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/14-1108858.

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 eight pages, with a font no smaller than 10 points, 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/14-1108858

·         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:

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

       o  Duties and accomplishments

       o  Employer's name and address

       o  Supervisor's name and phone number

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

       o  Salary

       o  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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