DHS is Hiring

DHS is Hiring

The Department of Homeland Security’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the nation are complex and constantly evolving.

DHS Recruitment Webinars

DHS is hosting a series of webinars to highlight our nation-wide law enforcement career opportunities. Each webinar will provide you with information on DHS’ mission, provide tips on writing a federal resume, and provide an overview of the law enforcement hiring process.

View the DHS is Hiring Webinar Flyer.

Please select the webinar you are interested in and register with the link provided. All sessions are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

DateTime (EDT)Registration
Monday, April 2311:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Wednesday, April 257:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Monday, April 3010:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Registration is closed

Tuesday, May 8*: Featuring United States Secret Service

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration is closed

Monday, May 14*: Featuring U.S. Customs and Border Protection

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Wednesday, May 165:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Tuesday, May 22*: Featuring Federal Emergency Management Agency10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Wednesday, May 30: Featuring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration is closedRegistration is closedRegistration is closedRegistration is closed
Monday, June 4: Featuring United States Secret Service10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Wednesday, June 13: Featuring U.S. Customs and Border Protection3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Monday, June 18*11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration is closed
Wednesday, June 206:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Register (No cut-off date)

* Reasonable Accommodations - To ensure accessibility, captioning services have been arranged for the noted sessions.

View the DHS General Webinar Brief.

Upcoming Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event

We invite all who are interested in a career in law enforcement to learn more about the Department, its missions and components at our upcoming DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event. Participating Components include:

Come learn about the federal application process and current job openings in DHS from hiring managers and human resources specialists. On site interviews may lead to a tentative job offer if qualified and selected. Openings for female law enforcement and various other positions will be available. There will also be representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on hand to assist with any questions veterans may have regarding benefits or other concerns.

Event Highlights

Candidates can also visit our exhibit area to learn more about the unique mission of participating Components.

  • DHS Law Enforcement/Women in Law Enforcement Panels
  • “Day in the Life” of ICE, CBP, FEMA and U.S. Secret Service
  • Building your Federal Resume Workshop
  • DHS Cyber Careers
  • DHS International Footprint
  • DHS Law Enforcement Challenge*

*In this hands-on activity area, participants will learn about, and experience, some of the required weapons and fitness tests for federal law enforcement positions. Certified fitness and weapons instructors stationed at each activity will monitor participants and demonstrate proper form and techniques. All participants must bring appropriate athletic gear and sign a liability waiver to participate.

  • When: June 26, 2018
    12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    June 27, 2018
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm
Time (CDT)Date: June 26, 2018Time (CDT)Date: June 27, 2018
12:00 p.m.Exhibition Hall Opens8:00 a.m.Exhibition Hall Opens
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks9:00 a.m.DHS Law Enforcement Panel
1:30 p.m.DHS Women in Law Enforcement - Leadership Panel9:00 a.m.Building Your Federal Resume and USAJOBS
1:30 p.m.Building Your Federal Resume and USAJOBS10:45 a.m.A Day in the Life of FEMA
3:00 p.m.Women in Law Enforcement - ICE11:00 a.m.Women in Law Enforcement - ICE
3:00 p.m.Q&A Opportunity with DHS Staff12:00 p.m.A Day in the Life of CBP
4:15 p.m.DHS International Footprint12:15 p.m.DHS Cyber Law Enforcement Mission
4:30 p.m.A Day in the Life of FEMA1:30 p.m.A Day in the Life of the U.S. Secret Service
5:30 p.m.A Day in the Life of U.S. Secret Service2:45 p.m.Building Your Federal Resume and USAJOBS
5:45 p.m.A Day in the Life of CBP4:00 p.m.Event Concludes
6:45 p.m.DHS Law Enforcement Panel  
7:00 p.m.Building Your Federal Resume and USAJOBS  
8:00 p.m.Event Concludes  


1200 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX 76011

  • Who: All are welcome to attend.

Note: Attendees assume all travel and accommodation expenses.

View the DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event Flyer.

Getting to the Event

The Arlington Convention Center offers on-site parking on the west side of our venue. Additionally, there are adjacent surface lots available for overflow parking. Visit the Arlington Convention Center site to find specific information on public transportation and/or directions.

What We Are Looking For

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking individuals who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning across the country.

Career opportunities are available in:

  • Criminal Investigators
  • Deportation Officers
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers
  • Border Patrol Agents
  • Special Agents
  • Air Interdiction Agent
  • Marine Interdiction Agent
  • Aviation Enforcement Agent
  • Physical Security Specialists
  • Police Officers
  • Digital/Computer Forensic Analysts
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • And more

Update Your Resume

All candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for open job opportunity announcements. To apply, create or update a personal profile, upload your resume and apply through USAJOBS. You should also update your resume today and make it searchable on USAJOBS.

Use the following steps to build or update a resume and make it searchable.

  1. Log in to your USAJOBS account.
  2. Select “Documents” from the left navigation menu.
  3. Upload your resume or build a resume with USAJOBS. Note: Only Word, text-based PDF, and text files are searchable.
  4. On the Documents page, check “Searchable” next to the resume you want federal hiring managers to view.

What to Bring

Individuals attending the event must bring a resume and veteran documents (if applicable), including:

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

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, DHS is committed to ensuring all attendees have equal access to the DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event. We are also pleased to share that the Arlington Convention Center is a fully accessible facility for all attendees.

Sign Language Interpreting and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) services will be available to participants upon request. We will have interpreting and CART services available for many of our scheduled workshops, please refer to the event agenda, to determine times. Additionally, a limited number of Infrared Audio Assistive Listening Systems will be provided upon request. If you require any other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event or if you have any questions, please visit the Reasonable Accommodation Desk, conveniently located in the DHS Welcome area.

For any related questions or concerns prior to the event, please contact the DHS Disability Employment Program Manager at DHSRecruitment@hq.dhs.gov. Include “DHS Recruitment and Hiring Event – Reasonable Accommodations.”

Current Law Enforcement Opportunities

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

View the Law Enforcement Opportunities (Various opening and closing dates)

United States Secret Service

View the Criminal Investigator/Special Agent job opportunity (closes June 30)

View the Uniformed Division Officer (LE 01) job opportunity (closes September 30)

Tips and Tools

For tips and tools on Building your Federal Resume and applying to DHS positions, please visit USAJOBS. There you will find more information and virtual training to assist you in applying for a career at DHS.

Learn more

For more information about careers at DHS, please visit:

DHS is fully committed to inclusive diversity as it enhances the Department’s ability to engage with the public it serves. A diverse and inclusive workforce enables DHS to be more responsive to the public it serves and better equipped in fulfilling its missions, including preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, enforcing and administering our immigration laws, safeguarding and securing cyberspace and ensuring resilience to disasters.

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