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Homeland Security Acquisition Career Opportunities

Do you want to be part of the team that protects our Homeland?

You can be part of a team that procures over $20 billion worth of goods and services annually in support of the Department's mission. This is the third largest procurement budget in the federal government. 

We are seeking people to fill challenging contract specialist positions in:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security,
  • U.S. Coast Guard,
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
  • Transportation Security Administration,
  • Immigrations and Customs Enforcement,
  • U.S. Secret Service, Office of Procurement Operations,
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, and
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
KODIAK, Alaska - Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters from Air Station Kodiak fly over the ocean off Kodiak Island December 17, 2007.(Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson)

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters (Coast Guard / Fredrickson)

The Department has enacted a number of different programs to encourage the hiring of Acquisition Professionals. 

Acquisition Professional Career Program

The Acquisition Professional Career Program is a new entry level program for college graduates designed to develop future Department aquisition leaders.

Experienced Federal Annuitants

The Experienced Federal Annuitants program encourages reemployment with the Department without sacrificing your retirement annuity.

Information for Lateral Transfers

Current available Department acquisition career opportunities can be accessed at the top of this page.  Current Federal employees may forward their resumes to in lieu of applying to a vacancy announcement. Candidates interested in submitting a resume should specify in the subject line what career opportunity that they are seeking a lateral opportunity.

Key Requirements

  • U. S. Citizenship required.
  • You must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.
  • Drug testing may be required.
  • You will be required to submit financial disclosure forms annually.
  • See job announcement for more specific details. 


Please contact for more information.

This page was last reviewed/modified on February 12, 2008.