About ICA

Home Affairs Services - ICA Specialist

As a HAS-ICA Specialist, you are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the laws, regulations and policies of the various work of the Department.

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  • At least 5 'O' Level Passes / Nitec
  • Physically Fit
  • Normal Colour Vision
  • Possess qualities of leadership, initiative and versatility
  • Singapore Citizen



Entry Rank*

Starting Salary Range*

 Poly Diploma (5 local polytechnics / NAFA / LASALLE)

 Full GCE 'A' Level Certificate (including pass in GP / KI)

 IB Diploma / NUS High School Diploma


$1,800 to $2,290

 Higher Nitec


 GCE ‘O’ Level


$1,670 to $1,880

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

$8,000 Sign-on Bonus

Officers who are newly appointed on the Sergeant rank will receive a sign-on bonus, with $3,000 paid upon signing on and $5,000 upon confirmation after one-year probation. There will be a bond of 2 years for the sign-on bonus, effective from the date of appointment.

Retention Payouts

ICA Specialists can expect to receive attractive retention payouts. Payments will be made in the 3rd and 5th years of service, and range from $6,000 to $10,000.


  • 14 - 18 days vacation leave
  • Medical & dental subsidies
  • Group Life insurance
  • Sponsorship for continuous education
  • 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 an 8-week Basic Officer Course (non-residential) 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

Job Deployment after Training

Upon appointment, you may initially be deployed to the Woodlands Checkpoint, Tuas Checkpoint, Singapore Cruise Centre or other checkpoints. Officers deployed at checkpoints work on three shifts. They are also required to wear uniform while on duty.

Your duties and responsibilities include the screening of passports and passengers on arrival and departure, participation in operations on land or sea against smugglers, ship rummaging, contraband detection, investigations, conducting of raids and surprise checks on illegal immigrants.


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 08 Jul 2014