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DHS Career Expo

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DHS is hosting a two-day, in-person Career Expo, June 27 and 28, 2024, at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA to fill hundreds of mission critical positions across the Department. This event is free and open to the public. We are always seeking diverse, talented, and highly motivated candidates.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about DHS, meet with recruiters and hiring managers, and apply for career opportunities available in Artificial Intelligence, Business Operations/Mission Support, Cybersecurity, Emergency Management, Immigration Services, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and more.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET

Location: Dulles Expo Center | 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Building Your Federal Resume
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn how to create a federal resume that is focused, well-written, and clearly organized to showcase your qualifications with the goal to be selected as a “best qualified candidate.”

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) Overview and Roles
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
CWMD leads DHS efforts and coordinates with domestic and international partners to safeguard the United States against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) related threats.

A Day in the Life of DHS Law Enforcement Panel
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
DHS law enforcement officers engage in various activities to protect the nation. Attend this panel to hear from current DHS law enforcement officers about the challenges and successes they have experienced serving in the Department.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Corps Overview and Application Process
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The FEMA Corps program, a partnership between FEMA and AmeriCorps, provides individuals, ages 18-26, the opportunity to travel the country to support areas impacted by disasters and gain exposure to emergency management. Attend this workshop to learn about the benefits of this full-time, 10-month service program, along with how to apply.

DHS Office Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Leveraging the Power of Biometrics
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Learn more about how biometrics are used to help identify and verify individuals applying for benefits, granting credentials, determining access, and helping frontline decision makers if a person poses a risk to the United States.

Friday, June 28, 2024

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Career Opportunities
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
CBP’s mission is to safeguard America’s borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials. Operating in all 50 states, in over 50 countries, and at 328 ports of entry, attend this workshop to learn more about CBP, including their work to enhance the U.S. global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Corps Overview and Roles
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
This workshop provides an overview of FEMA and its missions. Additionally, FEMA has several different hiring paths that are not found in other federal agencies. Attendees will learn about the employment opportunities on the different hiring paths and the different processes on how to apply for these roles.

DHS Women Leadership in Law Enforcement Panel
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DHS women in law enforcement leaders will provide insights on the opportunities and challenges they have experienced throughout their law enforcement careers.

DHS Student Programs
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Learn about the student programs and authorities utilized by the Department of Homeland Security to hire and retain students at entry and mid-level careers.

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD)
Leads DHS efforts and coordinates with domestic and international partners to safeguard the United States against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) related threats.
Career Opportunities: Biological Scientist, Business and Policy Analyst, Information Technology, Intelligence Operations, Physical Scientist, Public Affairs, Program Management

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to cyber and physical infrastructure.
Career Opportunities: Cybersecurity Architecture, Digital Forensics, Information Technology Specialist, Physical, Embedded and Control Systems Security

DHS Cybersecurity Service
Works across DHS Components to protect the Nation's cybersecurity infrastructure.
Career Opportunities: Digital Forensics, Vulnerability Assessor, Cybersecurity Architecture/Engineer, Data Scientist

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Builds, sustains, and improves our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Career Opportunities: Police, Emergency Management Specialist

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
Builds, sustains, and improves our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Career Opportunities: Police, Emergency Management Specialist

Federal Protective Service (FPS)
Investigates, prevents, protects, responds to, and recovers from terrorism, criminal acts, and other hazards threatening the U.S. Government.
Career Opportunities: General Investigator, Writer-Editor, Environment Protection Specialist

Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)
Provides critical assistance to DHS, state, local, and international partners in the use of biometrics (fingerprints, iris, face images, etc.) to help identify individuals who may pose a risk to the U.S. or our partner nations.
Career Opportunities: Biometric Program Specialist, IT Specialist, Contracting Officer Representative, Requirements Analyst, Privacy Analyst, Communications

Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO)
Ensures that DHS has the right people, policies, and processes to fulfill its vital mission.
Career Opportunities: Law Enforcement Specialist, Physical Security Specialist (Electronic Technician), Writer-Editor, Contract Specialist, Program Specialist (COR), Budget Analyst, Information Technology Specialist

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
Provide guidance and oversight related to the Department’s budget, financial management, and financial operations.
Career Opportunities: Accountant, Data Analyst, Financial Management Specialist, Management/Program Analyst

Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO)
Provides guidance and oversight related to the Department’s procurement operations.
Career Opportunities: Contracting Officer, Program Analyst

Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO)
Delivers enterprise-wide security solutions to protect the Department's people, information, and resources from constantly evolving threats.
Career Opportunities: Criminal Investigator

Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A)
Equips the Homeland Security Enterprise with timely intelligence and information it needs to keep the homeland safe, secure, and resilient.
Career Opportunities: Intelligence Analyst, Open-Source Collector, Operations Specialist, Watch Officer

Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO)
Independently examines immigration detention to promote and support safe, humane conditions.
Career Opportunities: Deputy Chief of Detention Oversight, Detention Oversight Manager, Environmental Protection Specialist, Immigration Detention Specialist, Investigator, Supervisory Immigration Detention Case Manager/Analyst, Immigration Detention Case Manager

Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Provides independent oversight and promotes excellence, integrity, and accountability within DHS to provide a safe and secure homeland.
Career Opportunities: Criminal Investigator, Auditor (Performance), Attorney Advisor, Human Resources Specialist, Special Assistant, Data Scientist Analyst, Program Analyst (Senior Inspector), Personnel Security Specialist

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)/Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS
Protects the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.
Career Opportunities: Transportation Security Officer, Federal Air Marshal, Program Analyst, Intelligence Operations Specialist, Contract Specialist, Investigator, Criminal Investigator

United States Secret Service (USSS)
Protects the President, Vice President, and other high-level officials, and investigates counterfeiting and other financial crimes.
Career Opportunities: Investigative Analyst, Physical Scientist, Vehicle Fleet Specialist, Evidence/Property Control Specialist, Special Agent, Uniformed Division Officer

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
Career Opportunities: Asylum Officer, Immigration Services Officer, IT Specialist, Program Analyst, Budget Analyst, Immigration Assistant, FOIA Processor, Auditor, Case Creator

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Protects, defends, and saves, ensuring the safety and security of our maritime interests.
Career Opportunities: Human Resources, Marine Inspector, Electrical Engineer, Security Specialist, IT Cybersecurity Specialist, Program Analyst

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Protects the nation’s borders to prevent terrorists and weapons from entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
Career Opportunities: CBP Officer, Border Patrol Agent, Air & Marine Interdiction Agent, Criminal Investigator, Attorney, IT Professional, International Trade Analyst, Auditor, CBP Technician, Import Specialist, Customs Entry Officer, Operational Support Staff

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Protects America through criminal investigations and enforcing immigration laws to preserve national security and public safety.
Career Opportunities: Criminal Investigator, Enforcement Removal Assistant, General Attorney, Information Technology (INFOSEC), Inspection and Compliance Specialist, Management and Program Analyst, Mission Support Specialist, Personnel Security Specialist, Program Analyst, Security Specialist (Polygrapher), Insider Threat Specialist, Public Affairs Officer, Physical Scientist, Forensic Document Examiner, Fingerprint Specialist, Forensic Photographer, Staff Assistant

DHS is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation's critical infrastructure.

Law Enforcement Career Opportunities

  • Air & Marine Interdiction Agents
  • Border Patrol Agents
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers
  • Deportation Officers
  • Federal Air Marshals
  • Immigration Detention Specialists
  • Law Enforcement Specialists
  • Physical Security Specialists
  • Police Officers
  • Special Agents
  • Uniformed Officers

Mission Support Career Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Specialist or Mission Support Specialist
  • Auditors
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting and Legal (i.e., attorney, paralegal, legal assistants)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency Management Specialists
  • Environmental Protection Specialists
  • Finance
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Investigators
  • Human Resources
  • Immigration Detention Case Analysts
  • Immigration Detention Case Managers
  • Information Technology Specialists
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Intelligence Specialists
  • Investigative Analysts (Cyber)
  • Investigators
  • Law Enforcement Instructors
  • Legal Specialist
  • Physical Security Specialist
  • Program Specialists
  • Workforce Specialists
  • Writer-Editors

What Document Should I Bring?

Attendees must bring their resume and veteran documents (if applicable), including:

  • Two forms of identification (required for all attendees)
  • Statement of Service for transitioning service members still on active duty (if applicable)
  • SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference (if applicable)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-Connected Disability Award Letter (if applicable)
  • Form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (if applicable)
  • Transcripts (if applicable)

What Should I Expect Upon Arrival?

All event attendees will be required to pass through a walk-through metal detector as part of our security check. To help expedite entrance please ensure all metal objects (to include belts, keys, and phones) are removed from your pockets prior to entering.

If you walk through the metal detector and the alarm is triggered, you will be further screened by a hand-held metal detector.

Visitors with Disabilities

In general, visitors with the following may be required to pass through the metal detector unless medical documentation is presented: pacemakers, defibrillators, or other implanted medical devices; metal implants; implanted insulin pumps/sensors; and hearing aids or cochlear implants. Visitors with mobility assistive devices, such as canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, or electric personal assistance mobility devices, who cannot walk through the metal detector without the device, may be screened with a hand-held metal detector or by a full body pat down, with the device physically inspected. All other medical equipment, supplies, and medication will either be physically inspected or passed through the metal detector.


  • Only a visitor, or a companion, may disconnect medical equipment from the visitor ahead of security screening.
  • Visitors with medical devices who need assistance with the screening process may have a companion provide assistance; however, the companion must be screened first.

Pregnant Visitors

  • Visitors who are pregnant may opt to be screened by a full body pat-down, instead of the walk-through or hand-held metal detector. Medical documentation is not required.
  • If a visitor has medical documentation, they may opt to be screened with the hand-held metal detector or by a full body pat down in lieu of the walk-through metal detector. 

Please be advised, no weapons will be allowed, to include knives and pepper/oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray.

What Happens If I Receive a Tentative Job Offer?

As part of the DHS hiring process, all candidates who receive a tentative job offer during the event will be required to complete a drug test on-site. This standard, non-invasive test is mandatory. Specific details about the type of test (e.g., urine, saliva) will be provided onsite. You will need to bring a valid photo ID for the test, no additional preparation is needed.  Taking the drug test is a mandatory step in our hiring process. If you do not complete the drug test, we will not be able to proceed with your application. The results of your drug test will be handled confidentially. You will be informed of the next steps in the hiring process once the results are available.

Last Updated: 07/02/2024
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