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Home Affairs Services - ICA Senior Officer

As a HAS-ICA Senior Officer, you are responsible for the following:
  • Implementation and enforcement of the laws, regulations and policies of the various work of the Department; and
  • The management and operation of the various branches/commands under the Department.

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    » Training Programme after Appointment
    » Job Deployment after Training
    » Job Application

    • A pass degree in any discipline
    • Physically fit
    • Normal Colour Vision
    • Possess qualities of leadership, initiative and versatility
    • Singapore Citizen

    Remuneration and Benefits

    Entry Rank

    Starting Salary Range

    Graduate Pay Scale*

     Assistant Superintendent

    $3,500 to $4,110


    $2,980 to $3,780

    *Appointment grade and starting salary will vary according to assessment of academic qualifications, relevant/useful work experiences and completion of Full-Time National Service. 

    • 18 - 21 days vacation leave
    • Medical & dental subsidies
    • Group Life insurance
    • Use of government holiday bungalows
    • Subsidies for sports and recreation activities
    • Performance and annual bonuses
    • Marriage / Child benefits
    • Birthday vouchers

    Training Programme after Appointment

    Newly appointed officers will undergo a 10-week Basic Officer Course at the Home Team Academy, which will equip officers with the knowledge and skills to perform their duties.

    Training includes:
    • Document examination & forgery detection
    • People, goods and vehicle screening
    • Profiling techniques
    • Law and legislation
    • Firearms training
    • Control and restraint techniques
    • Attachment at Checkpoints, Enforcement Command and Services Centres
    • Home Team Basic Course
    • 5-day Leadership Challenge Programme at Outward Bound Singapore*
    *Residential component

    Senior Officers are required to serve a one-year bond upon completion of training.

    Job Deployment after Training

    Upon graduation from Training School, officers will be deployed to one of the Checkpoint Commands eg. at Woodlands, Tuas or the Singapore Cruise Centre. Officers deployed at the checkpoints work on three shifts. They are also required to wear uniform while on duty.

    As part of officers' career posting and greater exposure to ICA's line operations, officers with suitable aptitude may be deployed to perform enforcement-related work which includes the conducting of raids, surprise checks on illegal immigrants, participation in operations on land or sea against smugglers, ship rummaging, contraband detection and investigations. Officers may also be deployed to the Services Centres to assess applications for travel documents, permanent residence, citizenship, identity cards or other passes/permits. The posting deployment choices extend to development of officers in the areas of planning and research, operations management and policy administration. There are also opportunities for officers to go on overseas posting stints.

    Job Application

    Interested applicants may apply through Careers@Gov by clicking here.

    Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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    Last updated on 02 Oct 2013