EAGLE processing, SME, EARM train-the-trainer 7 years
Fugitive Operations, Team leader 7 years
Computer knowledge, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access 11 years
Immigration Enforcement Agent, 04/20/2003 - Present Department of Homeland Security, Batavia, New York, USA 2014
- Worked in the Criminal Alien Program, producing the highest number of record checks, interviews, cases written, NTA's served, and arrests in the program. - Prepare the required documents to initiate removal proceedings, and arrest and process for removal those aliens that are not authorized to be in or work in the United States. This includes all phases of investigations and record checks, personal interviews, sworn statements (including Miranda/Consulate Advisement Rights provisions), serving arrest warrants, apprehension, processing and ultimately removing those aliens under an order of deportation. - I routinely mentor fellow employees who are unfamiliar with computerized systems such as EAGLE and EARM, review their I-213 narratives and Notice to Appear for legal sufficiency, and give guidance in such programs as Microsoft Excel and Access.
- Maintained Level II COR certification as a member of the Compliance Team. - One of a four-person team who wrote the Performance Work Statement (PWS) for the upcoming security guard contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility. The value of the contract, to be awarded in 2015, is over $200 million dollars. - Conducted a cost analysis for an inventory system to be implemented in a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse. Results of this analysis was forwarded to the Management and Program Analyst and the Assistant Field Office Director. - Worked with HQ Public Affairs and Detention Management to overhaul the local copy of the Detainee Handbook, which is distributed to all detainees in the Buffalo Field Office. For this achievement I was awarded Employee of the Month in May 2013. - Served as Team Leader during "Operation Safe Neighborhoods" in April 2013. Received a letter of commendation from the SDDO of the Fugitive Operations Team. - Conducted a tour in February 2013 for members of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties from Washington, helping his team produce a film that highlighted detainee rights and responsibilities. - Selected by the Assistant Field Office Director as "Leader for the Day" in January 2013. - Served as the Disciplinary Hearing Officer as a collateral duty on occasion. - Conducted monthly audits of the contractor's invoices for detainee payroll. - Regularly interacted with the detainee population, responding to detainee requests and concerns.
- Completed over 100 hours of training on Defense Acquisition University to upgrade to a Level II COR. - In coordination with HQ Detention Management, helped train a class of 30 auditors from MGT, Inc. on the new 2011 Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS). The auditors conduct independent reviews of ICE-owned facilities nationwide. - Selected as a member of the Detainee Grievance Board.
- Volunteered for a joint security detail with TSA on the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport in September 2011. - Selected as Team Leader for the Processing Unit during a Fugitive Operation in September 2011. - Attended Field Operations Training Program in July 2011. - Participated in "Operation Cross Check" in May 2011, receiving a letter of commendation for "outstanding knowledge of ICE databases, and HQOPS reports". - Assisted the Training Department in conducting numerous tours of the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility, creating a powerpoint presentation and a Q&A session that followed.
- Served as the training officer for the Batavia Sub-Office, with nearly 100 ICE employees and 175 contract employees. - Formulated a training plan, consisting of 40 hours, for both initial on-boarding and annual refresher training. - Created a powerpoint that served as the training program for new officers in the Criminal Alien Program. - Involved in the creation of the Data Integrity Unit, providing input regarding generating reports and assigned duties for this new position.
- Worked with other state and federal law enforcement officials to identify, locate and arrest aliens and have been responsible for ensuring the physical removal of aliens from the United States. - Worked with both criminal and non-criminal aliens at various stages of their deportation/exclusion proceedings. - Conducted Post Order Custody Reviews (POCR) for aliens held in ICE Custody, and have made recommendations for their continued custody. - I have acted as the Acting Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer (A)SDDO in the absence of my first line supervisor. - Maintained a current certification in First Aid and CPR. - Conduct domestic and overseas deportations executing Warrants of Deportation/Removal (I-205) and Warning to Alien Ordered Removed or Deported (I-294). - I am proficient in ICE and cooperative agencies computer databases, including EARM, EDMS, CPMS, SEVIS, ATS-P, EAGLE, IDENT, PACER, CCDI, PCQS, BIA, TECS and NCIC. - Participated in chartered deportations through JPATS/FOU in Harrisburg, PA., and Buffalo, NY.
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John F. Kennedy High School, 1986 Cheektowaga, New York, USA Advanced Placement, Diploma Graduated with a Regents Diploma.