To lead the unified effort to secure the country, prevent and deter terrorist attacks, and protect against and respond to threats and hazards to the nation. The Department of Homeland Security analyzes threats and intelligence, guards the nation's borders and airports, protects critical national infrastructure and coordinates the nation's emergency response.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Offices nationwide and overseas. Highest concentration of DHS employees: Texas, California, District of Columbia, New York, Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois and New Jersey.
The Department of Homeland Security ranked 19th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 58.6.
Corporate recruitment materials have been created to raise awareness about DHS, its mission, component programs, career opportunities and employment benefits. To develop a talented and diverse applicant pool, the agency has participated in numerous college recruitment events, national conferences and career fairs. DHS also has partnered with minority-servicing institutions and veterans’ organizations to reach minority, military and disabled communities. To address the anticipated shortage of intelligence, information technology, finance, contracting and human resource professionals, DHS has implemented an intern program to develop a talented cadre of candidates.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be doing extensive hiring in the next three years. Key occupational areas that will be the focus of hiring in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area are contracting and information technology specialists at all grade levels. Hiring for the following positions will be for locations nationwide at various grade levels: border patrol agents, customs and border protection officers, agriculture specialists, pilots, adjudication officers, attorneys, intelligence analysts, criminal investigators, deportation officers, immigration enforcement agents, cybersecurity specialists, chemical safety inspectors and transportation security officers (airport screeners).
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Intelligence Analysis is classified under the Social Science family of occupations by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Classification Guide, but it is listed under Security and Protection as that is more descriptive of the duties.
Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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