Home Affairs Services - ICA Senior Officer



As a HAS-ICA Senior Officer, 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 Specialists 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

Remuneration and Benefits


Entry Rank

Starting Salary Range

Graduate Pay Scale*

Assistant Superintendent

$3,675 to $4,293


$3,170 to $3,959

*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


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

Upon graduation from Training School, officers will be deployed to one of the Checkpoint Commands 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.

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 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 research, operations management and policy administration. There are also opportunities for officers to go on overseas posting stints.

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    Last updated on 07 Feb 2017