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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is a key component of the DHS "layered defense" approach to protecting the nation.

    • 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.
    • ICE investigates immigration crime; human rights violations; human smuggling and human trafficking; smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband; financial crimes; cybercrime and child exploitation; export enforcement issues; and other cross-border crimes.
    • ICE ensures that every alien who has been ordered removed departs the United States as quickly as possible. ICE works to reduce the number of fugitive aliens in the United States through our National Fugitive Operations Program.
    • ICE conducts criminal investigations that protect the United States against terrorism, criminals, and criminal organizations that threaten the nation's safety and national security. ICE combats worldwide criminal enterprises that seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel, and financial systems and enforces America's customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nation's border.
    The Chief Human Capital Officer position is located within the ICE Management & Administration Directorate, in Washington, DC. The CHCO oversees the Office of Human Capital (OHC) whose mission is to develop and sustain an adaptable workforce required to meet ICE's ever-changing organizational mission, goals, and objectives. Key elements to accomplishing OHC's mission include building strong strategic partnerships with senior executive and program office leadership, identifying key drivers of change, serving as a consultant to develop strategies to address the human capital needs through the entire employee lifecycle, ensuring the organization is properly structured and that employees have the right skill sets to achieve the organization's mission.

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    As CHCO you will be responsible for:

    • Serving as the main ICE representative to DHS regarding human resources (HR) matters. You will be responsible for managing and directing all OHC operations within ICE. Providing day-to-day direction, through subordinate deputy, division and staff directors, to include members of the Senior Executive Service (SES). Supervising a large, physically dispersed, multidiscipline workforce engaged in all facets of human resources management.
    • Providing executive direction, advice and counsel to the Director and Deputy Director as well as other ICE executives regarding highly complex and sensitive HR principles, concepts, regulations, practices, and management issues, including matters related to policies and long-range plans for a range of human resources programs.
    • Designing and developing organizational structures for OHC and ICE to accomplish the work in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Developing and maintaining metrics through subordinate managers for the purpose of monitoring work statuses to assess the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the organization. Identifying any program deficiencies and taking the appropriate action to resolve the problem and maintain program operations in support of OHC's, ICE's and DHS' mission, goals, and objectives.
    • Developing and advocating a culture of continuous learning to attract and retain employees with superior abilities. Identifying best practices and studies and applying methods for measuring intellectual capital and identifying links of that capital to organizational performance and growth.
    • Overseeing and reviewing the expenditure of funds on a regular basis and assuring the effective expenditure of these funds, authorizing cost-saving initiatives to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs and maintaining a high level of professional proficiency.
    • Appearing before Congressional committees and staff, public and private organizations, and the national media, and collaborating with other Federal agencies regarding ICE's HR efforts and activities as they relate to recruitment and retention of law enforcement personnel in support of congressionally mandated law enforcement programs and initiatives to protect America's border in the interest of national security. Responding to requests for information or concerns, and proactively briefs on sensitive programs or activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496011400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.