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DHS, PREA Auditor

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enfordement (ICE)


The ICE Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is responsible for detaining aliens pending immigration proceedings or their removal from the country. CBP generally detains individuals for only the short time necessary for inspection and processing, including pending release or transfer of custody to appropriate agencies. In March 2014, DHS published standards pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), establishing robust safeguards against sexual abuse or assault of individuals in DHS custody. These standards prescribe a wide range of requirements for DHS long-term detention facilities 1 and holding facilities2 with regard to preventing and responding to incidents of sexual abuse or assault, including with respect to screening, staff training, detainee education, reporting, coordinated response, medical and mental health care, investigation, and data monitoring.



Posted On: 03/20/2018
Category: Professional Services
Department: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enfordement (ICE)
Shift: To Be Determined
Location: Central America
Job Type: DHS/ICE Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Rate: To Be Determined
Duration: One (1) Base Year and two(2), one-year option periods
Travel: To be determined
Job Description:

DHS seeks to acquire professional auditing services in order to obtain certification of compliance with PREA standards for all facilities utilized by ICE and CBP. The contractor will conduct audits of facilities using auditing tools to be provided by ICE. These auditing tools and methodology are currently under development, but will likely be similar to audit materials used for PREA audits conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

All audits must consist of, at a minimum:

  • Review of policies, procedures, reports, internal and external audits , and accreditations for each facility type
  • Review of a sampling of relevant documents and other records and information (including any available videotapes or other electronic data)
  • Observation of all areas of the audited facility
  • Interviews with representative samples of facility detainees and staff
  • Solicitation of input from community-based or victim advocates
  • Verification of facility implementation of any corrective action plan developed for identified deficiencies, and re-determination of facility compliance
  • Completion and submission of required reports and working papers


Contractors should have knowledge of the confinement setting and DHS PREA standards, an understanding of the population, and prior experience conducting audits of confinement facilities.

***At Least three (3)years conducting DHS or DOJ PREA audits on a non-probationary status

***Minimum three (3) years experience in auditing, monitoring, quality assurance, and/or investigations, attained in a federal and/or state prison, local jail, or any Federal Government agency that oversees incarcerated individuals, such as the BOP or ICE.

***Strong background in detention/incarceration and/or confinement issues

***Formal DOJ PREA certification is required for all auditors.

Contractors may not have received financial compensation from DHS within the past three years, except for compensation received from conducting other audits, or other consulting related to detention reform.

Contractor personnel must have favorably adjudicated background investigations.