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Who May Apply:
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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Office of International Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
This position is approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage under 5 USC 8331 and 8401(17).
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized. This may include, but is not limited to, property management, transportation and temporary storage of household goods, transportation of a POV, and temporary quarter's subsistence expenses
This is a temporary assignment. Initial tour for this position is three (3) years as designated by the Department of State, not to exceed five years. This location is entitled to Post Hardship Allowance
This assignment may be terminated or extended at any time depending on the needs of the agency. Upon completion of the assignment, the selectee will return to the United States to a similar position and grade. You may also apply for vacant positions with other Federal agencies either overseas or in the United States.
The salary range listed is the base salary rate.
In accordance with the ICE, policy, ICE personnel, except for Mission Support Specialists can be assigned overseas for a maximum of five years at one time and a maximum of ten years in foreign assignments.
- Selectee must successfully complete all phases of the pre-deployment process which include: issuance of passport/and or visa (if applicable), medical clearance, mandatory pre-departure (if applicable), and security overseas training.
As a Deportation Liaison Officer you will perform the following duties:
- Serves as the Deportation Liaison Officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at the overseas embassy or consulate.
- Under the direction of the ICE Attaché you will perform functions to include: the planning, organizing, administering, and coordination of ICE HSI-ERO service activities throughout the foreign area of jurisdiction.
- Serve as the subject matter expert in all facets of removal program; represent the Attaché and/or ICE HSI-ERO Headquarters in bilateral and multi-lateral discussions and negotiations that facilitate the repatriation of removable foreign nationals and perform other duties related to the investigation of statutes under ICE HSI's purview.
- Investigate and verify identity claims; obtain clearance for charter removal flights; coordinate the return of international fugitives; expand the agency's ability to remove difficult and high profile aliens in surrounding nations and serve as the embassy point of contact regarding ERO operations.
- Occasional Travel
- Mission Related