After serving 40 years with United States Government, Gil Jacobs retired in 2011 from the Department of Homeland Security. During his service Gil served as the Director of the Records Division, Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service responsible for the maintenance, transferring, and location of over 60 million Alien files and 500 million microfilm and microfiche files. He later served as the Director of the Washington Processing Center, a jointly run Department of Justice and Department of State Agency, responsible for the administration of the in-country refugee Program in the former Soviet Union. Later postings included Regional Immigration Attache’, US Embassy Copenhagen where he administered US immigration law enforcement, adjudications, training, and intelligence gathering in Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Upon returning to the US Gil assumed the position of Director of Management for the US Asylum Program and Chief of Staff, for the National Security and Records Verification Directorate of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency, Department of Homeland Security. During his tenure as Chief of Staff the US Genealogy and E-Verify Programs were initiated.
Jacobs is currently on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Charleston.