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Home Affairs Services (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector


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Leader in Border Security

As a HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector, you are responsible for implementing and enforcing laws, regulations and ICA policies, as well as managing the operations of ICA’s various branches and commands. Leading a team of highly skilled and well-trained ICA officers who are tasked with protecting Singapore’s gateways, you play a critical role in ensuring the nation’s security. You have to display leadership capabilities, decisiveness, mental agility, courage and integrity. You will be trained and developed to become a professional in border security, in-land enforcement and policy implementation.


Entry Requirements

  • A degree in any discipline*
  • Be physically fit
  • Normal colour vision
  • Singapore citizenship

* In general, degrees accredited by the government of the home country where the university is located will be considered for appointment into the Public Service.


Remuneration and Benefits

Remuneration
Starting Monthly Salary*
$3,450 to $4,306

* The starting monthly salary will vary according to assessment during interview, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

 Benefits
  • 18 to 21 days of vacation leave
  • Medical and dental subsidies
  • Group insurances
  • Use of government holiday bungalows
  • Sponsorship for postgraduate study
  • Subsidies for sports and recreational activities
  • Performance and annual bonuses
  • Staff welfare benefits

Training

You will undergo a 20-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Inspector) at the Home Team Academy (HTA), which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform your duties.

Training includes:
  • Document examination
  • People, goods and vehicle screening
  • Behavioural Analysis and profiling techniques 
  • Laws and regulations
  • Firearms training
  • Basic Unarmed Combat training
  • Supervisory development including 5-day Leadership Challenge Programme*
  • Up to 10 days (excluding weekends) of Home Team Programme at HTA*

*Residential component

You will need to serve a one-year bond once you complete training.


Job Deployment

Foundational Posting

After graduating from the ICA Basic Course (Inspector), you will be deployed at a checkpoint to work on three shifts in one of the Commands – Woodlands, Tuas or Coastal. You will also be required to wear uniform while on duty.

Developmental Posting

As part of your career posting, you will gain greater exposure to ICA’s line operations. With suitable aptitude, you may be deployed to perform enforcement-related work, including conducting investigations and operations to detect illegal immigrants, smugglers and contraband. You may also be deployed to Services Centres to assess applications for travel documents, permanent residency, citizenship, National Registration Identity Cards (NRIC) and other passes or permits. The deployment options also enable you to develop skills in the areas of planning and review, operations management and policy administration. There are opportunities to complete posting stints overseas.


Learn More About Our ICA Officers

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Job Application

To view the list of job openings in ICA, visit Careers@Gov.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Home Affairs Services (ICA) Direct-Entry Sergeant

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Safeguard the Nation

As a HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Sergeant, you are responsible for implementing and enforcing laws, regulations and ICA policies. Your duties and responsibilities, which demand qualities of leadership, initiative and integrity, include screening passports and passengers on arrival and departure, and participating in investigations and operations to detect smugglers and illegal immigrants.


Entry Requirements

  • Local polytechnic diploma, General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level, five GCE ‘O’ Level passes, Higher Nitec or Nitec
  • Physically fit
  • Normal colour vision
  • Singapore citizenship

Remuneration and Benefits

Starting Monthly Salary
Educational Qualification Starting Monthly Salary*
Diploma (5 local polytechnics / NAFA / LASALLE) $2,000 to $2,398

GCE 'A' Level (including pass in GP / KI)
IB Diploma / NUS High School Diploma

$1,800 to $2,028
Higher Nitec / Nitec $1,670 to $1,900
GCE ‘O’ Level
*Starting monthly salary will vary according to assessment of academic qualifications, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.
Benefits
  • 14 to 18 days of vacation leave
  • Medical and dental subsidies
  • Group insurances
  • Use of government holiday bungalows
  • Sponsorship for continuous education
  • Subsidies for sports and recreational activities
  • Performance and annual bonuses
  • Staff welfare benefits
$8,000 Sign-on Bonus

Newly appointed Direct Entry Sergeants (Diploma holders of local polytechnics/NAFA/LASELLE/IB or GCE 'A' Level holders) will receive a sign-on bonus, with $3,000 paid upon signing on and $5,000 upon confirmation after a one-year probation. You must enter a bond of two years to receive the sign-on bonus, effective from the date of appointment.

Retention Payouts

You can expect to receive attractive retention payouts. Payments will be made in the third and fifth years of service, and range from $6,000 to $10,000.

Training

You will undergo a 16-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Sergeant) at the Home Team Academy, which will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to perform your duties.

Training includes:

  • Document examination
  • People, goods and vehicle screening
  • Behavioural Analysis and profiling techniques 
  • Laws and regulations
  • Firearms training
  • Basic Unarmed Combat training 

Job Deployment

Foundational Posting

After graduating from the ICA Basic Course (Sergeant), you will be placed under a posting framework designed to provide you with exposure to the different aspects of border security and identification functions. You will be deployed at a checkpoint to work on three shifts in one of the Commands – Woodlands, Tuas or Coastal. You will also be required to wear a uniform while on duty.

Developmental Posting

After your foundational posting, you will be deployed to other checkpoints or divisions, where you will be given opportunities to perform specialised functions such as profiling, investigating or participating in operations to detect smugglers and illegal immigrants. There are opportunities to complete posting stints overseas.


Learn More About Our ICA Officers

Ever wondered what drives our ICA officers at work? Click here and get inspired by our officers!


Job Application

To view the list of job openings in ICA, visit Careers@Gov.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Management Executive

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Serving the Public

As a Management Executive, you will be deployed to a Services Centre counter at ICA Headquarters to assist customers with immigration-related matters, including their applications for passports, National Registration Identity Cards, Visit Passes, visas, citizenship and permanent residency. Other duties include handling and processing immigration documents and performing related administrative duties to support the daily operations of the Services Centres. You are required to don a uniform.

Requirements, Remuneration and Benefits

You must be a Singapore citizen, and possess any of the following qualifications:

Qualification Starting Monthly Salary*
Polytechnic diploma $2,000 to $2,214
Two GCE ‘A’ Level passes (at one sitting) or Higher Nitec $1,600 to $1,748
Nitec $1,520 to $1,668
Five GCE ‘O’ Level passes (including English or mathematics)

*Starting monthly salary will vary according to assessment of academic qualifications, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

Benefits
  • 14 to 18 days of vacation leave
  • Medical and dental subsidies
  • Group insurances
  • Use of government holiday bungalows
  • Subsidies for sports and recreational activities
  • Performance and annual bonuses
  • Staff welfare benefits

Job Application

To view the list of job openings in ICA, visit Careers@Gov.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


Temporary Customer Service/Administrative Assistant

You will be part of the team to support the operations of ICA at one of the services Centres at ICA Headquarters or Changi Airport Terminals. You will work closely with other ICA officers to provide customer service and operations support on immigration-related matters.


Requirements

  • Singapore citizenship
  • Minimum three GCE ‘O’ Level passes
  • Computer literate

General Working Hours

Services Centres

8.30am to 5.30pm on Mondays to Fridays,

and 8.00am to 4.30pm on Saturdays


Changi Airport

8.00am to 3.00pm for Morning Shift,

3.00pm to 10.00pm for Afternoon Shift,

1 day off on Saturday or Sunday


Remuneration

You will be paid at a rate of $7.95 per hour. You will come under the CPF scheme, and both the employer and employee will make CPF contributions at the prevailing rates.

Job Application

To download an application form, click here.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.