65,730
PROJECTED HIRES

Department of Homeland Security

Mission:

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.

Best Places Ranking

19

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.

Recruitment Program / Outreach Efforts

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.

Hiring Projections

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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PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
# of Employees
as of 9/30/08
Total Hires
FY 2007-08
Projected Hires
FY 2010-12
Accounting and Budget
Accounting and Budget Analysis 721 164 220
Administration/Program Management
Human Resources 1,034 276 430
Management/Program Analysis 8,383 276 1,850
Biological Sciences
General Biological Sciences (Agricultural Sciences) 2,297 628 970
Business and Industry
Contracting 1,129 585 875
Compliance and Enforcement
Criminal Investigation 9,972 927 1,410
General Inspection, Investigation and Compliance 10,521 1,378 3,000
Adjudication Officer 5,037 1,092 2,250
Border Patrol Agent 17,483 1,092 9,800
Customs and Border Protection 19,629 3,937 4,950
Immigration Enforcement 5,690 1,144 1,150
Import Specialist 1,089 111 125
Engineering
912 230 375
Information Technology
2,769 691 1,025
Legal
Attorney 1,715 495 745
Contact Representative 61 48 90
Physical Sciences
355 81 125
Security and Protection
Intelligence Analysis 851 249 390
Security Administration 1,591 431 825
Police Officer 1,447 298 470
Asylum Officer 442 108 155
Transportation Security Officer 50,284 25,180 34,500
PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
Total Left
FY 2007-08
Average
Age
Retirement
Eligibility
2009
Retirement
Eligibility
FY 2012
Accounting and Budget
Accounting and Budget Analysis 108 45 93 155
Administration/Program Management
Human Resources 213 46 145 266
Management/Program Analysis 213 46 527 984
Biological Sciences
General Biological Sciences (Agricultural Sciences) 295 41 134 300
Business and Industry
Contracting 267 45 131 274
Compliance and Enforcement
Criminal Investigation 1,013 39 853 1,547
General Inspection, Investigation and Compliance 2,472 43 1,097 1,702
Adjudication Officer 392 43 628 1,119
Border Patrol Agent 392 34 560 1,115
Customs and Border Protection 1,951 41 1,361 2,374
Immigration Enforcement 410 42 338 639
Import Specialist 127 46 200 402
Engineering
183 50 171 241
Information Technology
618 46 318 586
Legal
Attorney 200 43 141 228
Contact Representative 10 46 3 4
Physical Sciences
56 47 62 97
Security and Protection
Intelligence Analysis 166 43 59 114
Security Administration 398 45 177 299
Police Officer 311 36 46 67
Asylum Officer 47 44 42 78
Transportation Security Officer 19,395 41 2,258 8,306

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.


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Diversity Profile

Male/Female Demographics Ethiniciy Demographics

Demographics source: FedScope, OPM

Location of Department of Homeland Security Positions by Region

Source: Fedscope 09/08

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