Mission Critical Occupations

Mission Critical Occupations

Learn How to Apply. Click here.Mission Critical Occupations (MCOs) are considered core to DHS and these occupations most directly affect mission success. Priority MCOs are identified as having the greatest impact on the Department’s goals and objectives.

Mission Critical Occupation Table

Occupational SeriesComponentJob TitleResponsibilities
0083USSSPolice (Uniformed Division)Protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees. Mandated by law to provide physical security for the White House Complex and the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory. It also provides security for the Treasury Department building and foreign diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C.
0089FEMAEmergency Management SpecialistInvolves preparing for and carrying out all emergency functions (excluding primary military forces functions) to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters; and to aid victims suffering from injury or damage resulting from disaster caused by natural and man-made hazards.
1801CBPMarine Interdiction AgentPerform marine law enforcement operations involving the detection, prevention, interdiction and apprehension of terrorist, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.
1801FLETCLaw Enforcement InstructorRequires extensive Law Enforcement experience. Instructors teach a variety of courses and specialty areas such as: behavioral sciences, computer and financial investigations, counter terrorism, driver training, enforcement operations, firearms, forensics and investigative technologies, legal, marine training, and physical techniques.
1801ICEDeportation OfficerUphold U.S. immigration law at, within, and beyond our borders against those who present a danger to our national security, are a threat to public safety, or who otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration system.
1801TSAFederal Air MarshalDetects, deters and defeats hostile acts against aviation. Federal Air Marshals are armed federal law enforcement officers deployed on passenger flights worldwide to protect airline passengers and crew against the risk of criminal and terrorist violence.
1802TSATransportation Security OfficerConduct security screening of passengers, baggage and cargo at airports to prevent any deadly or dangerous objects from being transported onto an aircraft.
1811ICECriminal InvestigatorProtect the United States against terrorist and other criminal organizations that threaten our safety and national security. Also targets transnational criminal enterprises that seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel, and financial systems.
1811USSSCriminal InvestigatorSpecial agents investigate violations of laws relating to financial crimes such as credit card and access device fraud, as well as computer-based attacks on the nation’s banking and telecommunications. In the field of protection Secret Service special agents develop and implement innovative strategies to mitigate threats to our nation’s leaders.
1881/2181CBPAir Interdiction AgentPerform air law enforcement operations involving the detection, prevention, interdiction, and apprehension of terrorist, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.
1895CBPCustoms and Border Protection OfficerResponsible for border security, including anti-terrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection at U.S. ports of entry.
1896CBPBorder Patrol AgentPrevent terrorists and terrorists’ weapons from entering the United States by securing our land borders and coastal waters between ports of entry.
Multi-SeriesAll ComponentsCybersecurityThe Cyber workforce encompasses the skills required to:
  1. Build, secure, operate, defend, and protect technology, data, and resources
  2. Conduct related intelligence activities
  3. Enable future operations
  4. Project power in or through cyberspace
These jobs are comprised of the following skill communities:
  1. IT
  2. Cybersecurity
  3. Cyber Effects
  4. Intel (Cyber)
  5. Cross Functional

 

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