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Every Department of Homeland Security employee plays a vital role in securing our country and preserving our freedoms. We seek applicants from all backgrounds, from students to veterans to retirees. Jobs at the Department of Homeland Security offer valuable job experience, training opportunities, excellent benefits, and opportunity for advancement. Become a part of our talented, dedicated and diverse workforce.

The Department of Homeland Security posts all job opportunities on USAJOBS, the job board of the federal government. Search quickly for DHS job postings – by skill, component or location.

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Types of Jobs

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. You will research and develop the latest security technologies, respond to natural disasters or terrorists assaults, analyze intelligence reports, and much more.

DHS hires thousands of people every year in a vast array of different occupations. From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the department.

Featured Careers

Cybersecurity – DHS is recruiting dynamic cybersecurity professionals to help protect the nation's cyberspace.

Acquisitions – DHS has a several acquisition recruitment programs to develop a workforce that procures over $20 billion worth of goods and services annually.

Legal – DHS offers highly qualified individuals the unique opportunity to start their legal career by addressing some of the most critical and challenging issues facing our nation today

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Loaned Executive Program – DHS is 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.

Learn more about Department opportunities from our men and women:

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Law Enforcement Careers

Law enforcement careers involve protecting the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated individuals.These careers also involve 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. These careers also provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards. Related components:

Mission Support Careers

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

View descriptions for Department components and agencies.

Last Published Date: October 17, 2014
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