Security and Protection

Occupational areas and positions include intelligence analysis, international relations, foreign affairs, security administration, transportation security officer, park ranger, correctional officer and police officer.

Security and Protection Hiring Projections

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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
Department of Defense (Excluding Services)
Fire Protection/Prevention 146 35 34
Intelligence Analysis 161 106 216
Police Officer 984 299 464
Security Administration 983 272 334
Department of Homeland Security
Asylum Officer 442 108 155
Intelligence Analysis 851 249 390
Police Officer 1,447 298 470
Security Administration 1,591 431 825
Transportation Security Officer 50,284 25,180 34,500
Department of Justice
Correctional Officer 16,930 4,052 4,646
Corrections Administration 1,674 8 12
Intelligence Analysis 3,334 629 1,345
Security Administration 820 93 147
US Marshal 673 188 912
Department of State
Intelligence Analysis 63 16 15
Department of the Army
Fire Protection/Prevention 2,601 447 519
Intelligence Analysis 1,854 551 623
Police Officer 2,652 564 1,142
Security Administration 1,810 271 381
Department of the Interior
Park Ranger 3,602 122 180
Department of the Navy
Fire Protection/Prevention 3,389 635 734
Intelligence Analysis 1,326 483 580
Police Officer 2,771 1,144 1,466
Security Administration 1,487 308 372
Department of Treasury
Intelligence Analysis 186 76 105
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Security Administration 126 42 24
Office of Personnel Management
Personnel Security Specialist 46 16 37
United States Air Force
Fire Protection/Prevention 2,264 223 575
Intelligence Analysis 1,195 368 402
Police Officer 387 90 127
Security Administration 1,552 242 345
PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
Total Left
FY 2007-08
Average
Age
Retirement
Eligibility
2009
Retirement
Eligibility
FY 2012
Department of Defense (Excluding Services)
Fire Protection/Prevention 22 39 36 44
Intelligence Analysis 255 51 22 34
Police Officer 184 38 60 90
Security Administration 211 51 130 235
Department of Homeland Security
Asylum Officer 47 44 42 78
Intelligence Analysis 166 43 59 114
Police Officer 311 36 46 67
Security Administration 398 45 177 299
Transportation Security Officer 19,395 41 2,258 8,306
Department of Justice
Correctional Officer 2,022 38 714 2,133
Corrections Administration 218 46 354 868
Intelligence Analysis 312 41 226 432
Security Administration 98 45 102 178
US Marshal 31 35 40 58
Department of State
Intelligence Analysis 21 47 14 20
Department of the Army
Fire Protection/Prevention 422 39 504 727
Intelligence Analysis 370 46 213 381
Police Officer 608 42 135 256
Security Administration 287 48 267 473
Department of the Interior
Park Ranger 433 45 748 1,173
Department of the Navy
Fire Protection/Prevention 570 40 781 1,165
Intelligence Analysis 198 42 87 161
Police Officer 596 43 247 428
Security Administration 223 47 214 374
Department of Treasury
Intelligence Analysis No data available. 41 15 28
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Security Administration 15 47 10 20
Office of Personnel Management
Personnel Security Specialist 11 41 3 3
United States Air Force
Fire Protection/Prevention 550 40 516 747
Intelligence Analysis 414 46 118 205
Police Officer 80 46 54 91
Security Administration 256 47 134 252

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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Current Mission-Critical Security and Protection Positions by Agency

Agency Security and Protection Positions
Department of Homeland Security 54,615
Department of Defense 25,562
Department of Justice 23,431
Department of the Navy 8,973
Department of the Army 8,917
United States Air Force 5,398
Department of the Interior 3,602
Department of Defense (Excluding Services) 2,274
Department of Treasury 186
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 126
Department of State 63
Office of Personnel Management 46

Percentage of Security and Protection Positions by Region

Source: Fedscope 09/08

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