Skip Navigation
Home Information Sharing & Analysis Prevention & Protection Preparedness & Response Research Commerce & Trade Travel Security & Procedures Immigration
About the Department Open for Business Press Room

Career Opportunity Areas

Canine Team screening vehicles at land border port.

Canine Team screening vehicles at land border port.

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; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists assaults; and analyze intelligence reports.

Office of the Secretary - employees work in multiple offices contributing to the overall Homeland Security mission.

Directorate for National Protection and Programs employees work to advance the Department's risk-reduction mission. Reducing risk requires an integrated approach that encompasses both physical and virtual threats and their associated human elements.

Directorate for Management - employees work in one of a variety of critical areas, from human resources and administration to budgeting, procurement and IT, making certain the right resources and systems are in place to achieve Homeland Security’s mission.

Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) - employees plan, fund, and manage top-flight research and development programs in almost all technical fields to ensure that our Nation's Federal, State, and local responders have the scientific resources and technological capabilities that they need to protect our homeland.  

Office of Intelligence and Analysis - employees use information and intelligence gathered from multiple sources to identify and assess current and future threats to the United States.

Office of Inspector General - employees work side-by-side with special agents, attorneys, engineers, and IT experts to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in Homeland Security programs and operations.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - employees are responsible for adjudicating and processing the host of applications and forms necessary to ensure the immigration of people and their families to the United States, from initial stages through their transition, to permanent residence, and finally to citizenship.

U.S. Coast Guard - civilian employees work together with military personnel to save lives, enforce the law, operate ports and waterways, and protect the environment.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - employees prevent losses from disasters wherever possible, and assist when they do happen. you will be part of an intensely-focused team dedicated to helping our country prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees enforce immigration and customs laws, safeguard U.S. commercial aviation, and protect Federal facilities.

U.S. Secret Service - employees have the dual missions of protecting our nation’s leaders, and criminal investigation involving law enforcement, security, information technology, communications, administration, intelligence, forensics, and other specialized fields.

U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees help secure our transportation infrastructure from future terrorist acts in intelligence, regulation enforcement and inspection positions.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) employees develop the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of law enforcers from 80+ Federal agencies in this unique inter-agency training organization.

This page was last modified on September 28, 2007