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DHS Looks to Hire Hundreds of Veterans at Recent Hiring Event

DHS Looks to Hire Hundreds of Veterans at Recent Hiring Event

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a two-day hiring event intended to hire hundreds of veterans for mission critical and support positions. The recruitment event, titled “Continue Your Service to America,” was attended by thousands of veterans from each branch of the military. DHS is a leader among federal agencies in employing veterans, and is third only behind the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs in the number of veterans hired each year.

DHS Announces Appointment of New Members of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of six new members to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The Council consists of university presidents and academic leaders who provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security and the academic community.  The new members announced today are: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Florida Memorial University President; Dr. Michael M. Crow, Arizona State University President; Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, Tougaloo College President; Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska System President; Dr. Dawn Lindsay, Anne Arundel Community College President; and Rear Admiral James Rendon, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent.

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The skills and training veterans acquired while serving our country may be well suited for jobs at the Department. The following information is designed to help veterans understand how federal jobs are filled, determine Veterans Preference, build a resume, search and apply for federal jobs.

Interview Tips

Keep in mind that resumes/applications do not hire, hiring managers do. So, let your preparation and positive attitude be the key to your success in an interview.

Tips for Veterans

The skills and training veterans acquired while serving the country may be well suited for jobs at the Department. The following information is designed to help veterans understand how federal jobs are filled, determine Veterans Preference, build a resume, search and apply for federal jobs.

What To Expect After You Apply

The federal hiring process can be quite lengthy, so start looking for federal opportunities early! The application that you submit will go through many levels of review.

Common Terms on Announcements

The following information is intended to assist you in understanding Homeland Security job opportunity announcements.

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