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Current Job Opportunities at DHS

As technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, the demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect our Nation’s networks and information systems has never been higher. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently recruiting cybersecurity professionals with the following skill sets:

  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis
  • Vulnerability Detection and Assessment
  • Intelligence and Investigation
  • Networks and Systems Engineering
  • Digital Forensics

Candidates can view current DHS cybersecurity job opportunities by searching DHS jobs on USAJOBS and typing "cyber" in the "Keyword" field. The table below lists additional opportunities not posted to USAJOBS that use the Schedule A (Cyber) Hiring Authority*.

Apply Now Title Annual Salary Range Component Closing Date
Apply Now IT Specialist (INFOSEC) $42,399 - $79,936 NPPD February 17, 2015
Apply Now IT Specialist (INFOSEC) $42,399 - $79,936 NPPD February 17, 2015

* The application process for Schedule A (Cyber) hiring is more simplistic than the typical process used in USAJOBS.

You can also sign-up for e-mail updates on cybersecurity job opportunities and upcoming events.

Learn more about the DHS cyber mission.

Student and Recent Graduate Entry-Level Programs in Cybersecurity

Sign up for a career that grows with you. You'll have access to first-rate educational opportunities designed to keep you at the top of your game and the cybersecurity industry. Below are just a few of our training and development offerings within the Secretary's Honors Program for Cybersecurity.

The Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative is for current college students pursuing a program of study in a cybersecurity-related field. Selected students learn about the DHS cybersecurity mission, complete hands-on cybersecurity work, and build technical experience in key areas such as digital forensics, network diagnostics, and incident response. Additionally, students participate in mentoring and professional development activities with DHS managers and senior leaders from across components. DHS expects to place more than 75 student volunteers at more than 50 DHS offices in 2015.

The application process for the next Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative cohort will open Fall 2015. 

DHS partners with the National Science Foundation on the CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, which offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in exchange for government service to a federal agency. SFS is designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. SFS scholarships may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees.

In addition to these programs, DHS also offers a variety of training and development courses including a master's degree and graduate certificate in cyber program. Click here to see a few examples of how your degree matches opportunities at DHS.

Opportunities for Veterans in Cybersecurity

See how you fit in the civilian cybersecurity area. Search for cybersecurity jobs across the country, or find cyber-specific degree and non-degree based training opportunities designed to develop your cyber skills and prepare you for a job in this exciting and rapidly growing field.

Don’t have any experience in cybersecurity? You can use your veteran benefits to obtain knowledge and skills in cybersecurity.

Using the post 9/11 GI Bill, you can get up to 36 months of financial support for education and training for graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, and tutorial assistance to prepare you for a career in cybersecurity. Click here for more information on the post 9/11 GI Bill.

Read additional tips for veterans seeking jobs at DHS.


Last Published Date: March 25, 2015
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