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    This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

    ICE is the primary 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. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/ .

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring.  These authorities are subject to change.

    Who May Apply:

    • Current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
    • Current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.

    View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Organizational Location: This position is located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Public Affairs (OPA).

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.


    Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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    As a Public Affairs Specialist with the ICE Office of the Director, Office of Public Affairs you will:

    • Develop and disseminate written communication in the form of news articles and releases, fact sheets, responses to media or the public, articles, pamphlets, newsletters and speeches.
    • Direct a public affairs program involving issues that are controversial or of significant public and Congressional interest.
    • Serve as a liaison between ICE leadership and the media by ensuring timely and accurate information dissemination.
    • Provide guidance, assistance and consultation to field offices concerning agency procedures for responding to requests from the media, general public, specialized groups, and community and government entities.
    • Manage public and community relations by handling queries about agency activities that could affect the community.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend meetings, conferences, training, etc.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS) employees.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472624100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.