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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. 

    The Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) enforces the nation's immigration laws by identifying, arresting, and removing aliens from the United States who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.

    The Field Office Director (FOD) has overall responsibility, as well as a delegated authority for the oversight and administration of ERO program operations within the Field Office area of responsibility (AOR).  The FOD ensures that field office resources and expertise are being effectively deployed to locate and arrest fugitive aliens, detain certain aliens while their cases are being processed, and remove aliens from the United States when so ordered.

    Duty Location: This vacancy announcement will be used to fill Field Office Director, ES-1801 positions within the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.

    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 applications with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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    As the Field Office Director, you will: 

    1. Establish and implement specific action plans for accomplishing ICE and DHS detention and removal goals and objectives throughout the Field Office AOR.

    2. Manage the Criminal Alien Program, which identifies criminal aliens who are incarcerated with Federal, state and local facilities.

    3. Manage the Fugitive Operation Program, identifying, locating, apprehending, and removing fugitive aliens from the United States.

    4. Provide alternatives to detention, work with foreign governments to provide executive leadership to managers and supervisors in all aspects of ERO.

    5. Coordinate all law enforcement activities within the AOR with the highest level of Federal, state, and local governments, as well as with intelligence organizations and international law enforcement entities.

    6. Exercise final authority in the grant or denial of formal petitions related to deportation or removal.

    7. Manage the Field Office budget to maximize ERO operations and ensure effective ERO support to ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) detention needs within budget limitations.

    8. Direct and manage large-scale operations to efficiently achieve specific goals and objectives and ensure that ICE and ERO policy are consistently applied throughout program operations.

    9. Direct a staff of law enforcement and support personnel and have involvement in managerial decisions such as grievances and disciplinary actions, evaluation of supervisors' performance, and implementation of training programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel within and outside of the United States may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434298300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.