• Help



    Organizational Location: These positions are located in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, at various duty locations within the field offices. Field Offices include: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Buffalo; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; El Paso, Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle, Saint Paul, and Washington (Fairfax).

    Learn more about this agency


    As a Deportation Officer, you will perform the following duties:

    • Performing law enforcement duties to investigate, identify, locate, arrest, detain, prosecute, and remove foreign nationals who pose a threat to national security and public safety; conducting complex investigations, executing arrests, preparing cases for prosecution, and managing the detention and removal of aliens in the U.S. by working with foreign, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
    • Coordinating and negotiating with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies to manage the detention and removal of aliens in the U.S.; and sharing compiled actionable intelligence information with law enforcement intelligence communities.
    • Identifying violators of immigration laws through the use of investigative methods and techniques as well as determining citizenship, to include gathering facts and evidence pertaining to aliens that pose a threat to national security and/or public safety.
    • Interviewing suspects to gather critical information and evidence, as well as processing, detaining, and transporting aliens throughout the legal process.
    • Initiating both criminal and civil prosecutions and deporting aliens to foreign countries as well as performing various aspects of custodial operations related to civil immigration enforcement.
    Duty Location: This announcement will be used to fill vacancies within ICE, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), as vacancies occur. Field Offices listed under Locations include all duty stations within each Field Area of Responsibility. Although the announcement advertises for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey nor imply that positions will be available in any or all duty stations.

    Applicants may select up to three (3) preferred organizational locations (Field Offices). Preferred location is not guaranteed. Location assignments will be based on the needs of the agency and determined before the final job offer is sent.

    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.


    Citizenship: You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Definitions: View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit position.

    E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

    Probationary period: A one-year probationary period may be required.

    Time-in-Grade: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet the "time-in-grade" requirement (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Medical/Fitness: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination and a pre-employment physical fitness test (PFT).

    Drug Testing: Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.

    Polygraph: ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to, and successfully complete, as a pre-employment requirement. If referred for polygraph testing, you will be required to travel to a testing location at your own expense. (Current ICE employees applying to this position are not subject to polygraph testing.)

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552195500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.