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How to Turn Your Education and Experience into a Career with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

There are thousands of jobs and opportunities at the Department of Homeland Security for people with a variety of educational backgrounds and work experiences. The hiring programs listed on this Web site are organized by field of interest, and the table below is intended to help you understand what specific positions you may want to apply for based on your academic major or work experience. The table will also help you search by job title and assist in locating current positions available on USAJOBS.gov, the federal government's official jobs Web site.

Please note that the below table is not all-inclusive of job opportunities available and is not a listing of currently open positions. The table provides examples of the type of positions often available and at varying levels of responsibility. You can apply your talent and experience to a number of administrative, developmental, and entry-level positions with a degree in most academic majors.

If you majored/have experience in…Here are positions that might be right for you!
AccountingAccountant
Auditor
Contract Specialist
Financial Manager
Financial Administrator
Intelligence Specialist
AnthropologyProgram Analyst
Management Analyst
Any Major / General InterestHuman Resource Specialist
Administrative Officer
Management Analyst
Logistics Management
Paralegal Specialist
Contract Representative
Contract Specialist
Public Affairs Specialist
Writer or Writer-Editor
Contract Administration
General Investigator
Program Analyst
BusinessBudget Analyst
Contract Specialist
Program Analyst
ChemistryChemist
Intelligence Specialist
CommunicationsTelecommunications Manager
Communications Specialist
Public Affairs Specialist
Writer or Writer-Editor
Computer ScienceInformation Technology Specialist
Computer Scientist
CorrectionsCorrectional Institution Administrator
Correctional Officer
Program Analyst
Criminal JusticeBorder Patrol Agent
Criminal Investigator
General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance
Compliance Inspection and Support
CybersecuritySecurity
Intelligence Analyst
Computer Engineer
Electronic Engineer
Computer Scientist
Investigative Analyst
Investigation
Criminal Investigator
Information Technology Specialist
EconomicsBudget Analyst
Contract Specialist
EducationEducation and Training Specialist
Employee Development Specialist
Training Instructor
EngineeringComputer Engineer
General Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Systems Engineer
English and LiteraturePublic Affairs Specialist
Writer or Writer-Editor
Administrative and Programs Specialist
Program Analyst
Program Manager
Management Analyst
Environmental StudiesAdministrative and Programs Specialist
FinanceBudget Analyst
Financial Analyst
Foreign LanguageBorder Patrol Agent
Customs and Border Protection Officer
Language Specialist
Equal Employment Specialist
Intelligence Specialist
HistoryMiscellaneous and Programs Specialist
Management Analyst
Program Analyst
Human Resource ManagementEqual Employment Opportunity Specialist
Human Resource Specialist
Position Classification Specialist
Information TechnologyInformation Technology Specialist
Program Manager
Management Analyst
Computer Programmer
International RelationsIntelligence Specialist
Language Specialist
Management and Program Analyst
JournalismPublic Affairs Specialist
Writer or Writer-Editor
Program Analyst
LawAttorney
Paralegal Specialist
Legal Assistance
Law EnforcementBorder Patrol Agent
Criminal Investigator
Customs and Border Protection Officer
Immigration Inspector
General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance
Liberal Arts/HumanitiesContact Representative
Customs and Border Protection Officer
Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist
Management Analyst
Program Analyst
ManagementAdministrative Officer
Logistics Management Specialist
Management Analyst
Workforce Development Specialist
Administrative and Program Specialist
Program Analyst
Support Services Administrator
Management Information SystemsComputer Scientist
Information Technology Specialist
Financial Manager
Logistics Management Specialist
Management Analyst
Miscellaneous Administrative and Programs Specialist
Operations Research Analyst
Program Analyst
Program Manager
MathematicsComputer Scientist
Operations Research
Statistician
Systems Engineer
Political Science/GovernmentBudget Analyst
Administrative and Programs Specialist
Program Analyst
Public Affairs Specialist
PsychologyHuman Resources Specialist
Psychologist
Policy Analyst
Public AdministrationBudget Analyst
Management Analyst
Administrative and Programs Specialist
Program Analyst
Policy Analyst
Public RelationsContact Representative
Public Affairs Specialist
PurchasingContract Specialist
SociologyProgram Analyst
StatisticsInformation Technology Specialist
Mathematical Statistician
Operations Research Analyst
Program Analyst
Statistician
Systems AnalysisInformation Technology Specialist
Administrative and Programs Specialist
Management Analyst
Program Analyst
Last Published Date: February 24, 2014
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