Careers


Home Affairs Services (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector

LEADER IN BORDER SECURITY

As a HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector, you are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the laws, regulations and policies of the various work of the Department; as well as the management and operation of the various branches/commands under the Department.

Leading a team of highly-skilled and well-trained ICA officers who are tasked with the duty of protecting Singapore's gateways, you play a critical role in ensuring the security of the nation. You have to possess leadership capability, be decisive, mentally agile, and display qualities of 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 pass degree in any discipline*

> Physically fit

> Normal Colour Vision

> Possess qualities of leadership, initiative and versatility

> Singapore Citizen

* 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

Starting Salary

Educational Qualification

Starting Salary*

First Class Honours

$3,800 to $4,244

Second (Upper) Class Honours

Second (Lower) Class Honours

$3,220 to $3,934

Third Class Honours
Pass
*Starting salary will vary according to assessment of academic qualifications, relevant/useful work experiences and completion of Full-Time National Service.

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


Training


Newly appointed officers will undergo a 20-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Inspector) 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 Division and Services Centres
  • Home Team Basic Course
  • 5-day Leadership Challenge Programme*

*Residential component

Direct-Entry Inspectors are required to serve a one-year bond upon completion of training.


Job Deployment


Foundational Posting
Upon graduation from the ICA Basic Course (Inspector), officers will be deployed to one of the Checkpoints eg. at Woodlands, Tuas, or Singapore Cruise Centre. Officers deployed at the checkpoints work on three shifts. They are also required to wear uniform while on duty.

Developmental Posting
As part of officers' career posting and exposure to ICA's line operations, officers with suitable aptitude may be deployed to perform enforcement-related work which includes the conducting of raids against illegal immigrants, participation in operations against smugglers, 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 review, operations management and policy administration. There are also opportunities for officers to go on overseas posting stints.

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

You may submit your application online via www.careers.gov.sg.


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

 

back to top

Last updated on 30 Jun 2017