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Homeland Security

Career Opportunities

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists assaults; and analyze intelligence reports.

Learn more about Department opportunities from our men and women: 

From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

We are also looking to our nation’s top executives and industry experts to partner with us as we strive to solve problems, improve processes, and fully realize our mission. The Loaned Executive Program allows executive-level talent to volunteer with Homeland Security for up to one year.

Mission Support Careers

Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more. Sample components:

  • Office of the Secretary
  • Management Directorate
  • Science and Technology Directorate
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Executive Secretariat
  • Military Advisor’s Office
  • National Cybersecurity Center
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement
  • Office of Health Affairs
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Operations Coordination and Planning
  • Office of Policy
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Privacy Office
  • Recovery and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region

View descriptions for Department components and agencies.

Law Enforcement Careers

Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated individuals; securing the nation’s borders; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security. Related components:

Immigration and Travel Security Careers

Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S. Related components:

Prevention and Response Careers

Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about. Related components:

Last Published Date: May 7, 2013
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