We have identified the following Federal agencies with missions directly related to national security and readiness for emergencies. Agencies in the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are listed directly below. Other agencies with homeland readiness and security responsibilities are also listed.
The United States Coast Guard is the nation's leading maritime law enforcement agency and has broad, multi-faceted jurisdictional authority. The Operational Law Enforcement Mission is directed primarily in the areas of Boating Safety, Drug Interdiction, Living Marine Resources, Alien Migrant Interdiction, and responding to vessel incidents involving violent acts or other criminal activity. To see current job openings, select here.
Customs and Border Protection (legacy U.S. Customs Service) includes the U.S. Border Patrol (legacy Immigration and Naturalization Services). The priority mission of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States. This important mission calls for improved security at America's borders and ports of entry as well as for extending our zone of security beyond our physical borders - so that American borders are the last line of defense, not the first.
CBP also is responsible for apprehending individuals attempting to enter the United States illegally, stemming the flow of illegal drugs and other contraband; protecting our agricultural and economic interests from harmful pests and diseases; protecting American businesses from theft of their intellectual property; and regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. trade laws. To find out more about their important mission, select here. For employment opportunities select here.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect our nation's institutions from all types of hazards (whether natural disaster or terrorist assault) through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of preparedness, prevention, response, and recovery. It is furthering the evolution of the emergency management culture; developing and managing a national training and evaluation system for local, state, and Federal training efforts; preparing America by placing priority on citizen preparedness; and overseeing the Federal Government's coordinated, comprehensive, national response and recovery strategy. For information on career opportunities, visit http://www.fema.gov/career. Positions are located in the DHS Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate (EP&R).
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is the nation's lead organization for interagency training of Federal law enforcement personnel. FLETC trains the majority of all Federal officers and agents. FLETC services over 70 Federal agencies; provides training to State, local and international police in selected advanced programs; graduates approximately 25,000 students annually; and is the largest law enforcement training establishment in the country. To learn more about the FLETC and FLETC vacancies, select here.
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a premier facility Law Enforcement and Security organization that provides a safe environment in which Federal agencies can conduct their business. FPS reduces threats posed against Federal facilities which range from terrorism to workplace violence to larcenies. FPS is committed to ensuring the appropriate level of security is in place at each GSA-managed facility, regardless of its location throughout the country. To learn more about FPS, select here.
The Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate (IAIP) is a premier organization within the Department of Homeland Security. For the first time in our Nation's history, IAIP combines the capability to identify and assess intelligence information concerning threats to the Homeland with an understanding of the Nation's critical infrastructure to prevent acts of terrorism, protect our citizens and the economy. IAIP needs talent from a wide variety of sources including the Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities, the physical security disciplines, and administrative and support professionals.
To learn about IAIP job opportunities, please select here.
The legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has merged into three Bureaus under DHS. This includes the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) where such occupations as Adjudications Officer and Asylum Officer are assigned. The Border Patrol and Immigration Inspection functions are now under the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCBP). The investigative, detention, and deportation functions are being carried out under the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE).
Now more than ever as part of the DHS team, we are seeking individuals who want to dedicate themselves to a career in Public Service where what you do everyday makes a difference and impacts the future of America. Opportunities currently abound for talented, intelligent, and capable people. Whether you are interested in a law enforcement position to protect America's borders, a position where you will be responsible for providing Immigration benefits and services, or in one of our many professional and administrative occupations, we very likely have a job that is perfect for you. Come join the proud men and women of the Department of Homeland Security who are committed to meeting the challenges of our changing world. For a listing of career opportunities in one of these three DHS Bureaus, please select here.
The United States Secret Service carries out two distinct and significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service provides protection for the President, Vice President and their families, heads of state and others designated individuals, the White House, Vice President's Residence, Foreign Missions, and designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service enforces laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States, and investigates numerous financial crimes. To learn more about the Secret Service, select here.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for protecting the Nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA offers many exciting career opportunities all across the country. For information about current openings, select here.
Other Organizations with Readiness and Security Responsibilities
The U.S. Capitol Police has primary responsibility for protecting life and property; preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts; and enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional buildings, parks, and thoroughfares. Jobs are in the legislative branch. For additional information, select here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead Federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad - providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) mission is to investigate violations of Federal criminal law; protect the United States from foreign intelligence and terrorist activities; provide leadership and law enforcement assistance to Federal, state, local, and international agencies; and perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the public and is faithful to the Constitution. To learn about Special Agency Employment Activities, select here.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mission to protect the health and welfare of American consumers and encompasses both science and law enforcement. Whether by analyzing food samples, protecting the blood supply, investigating drug tampering, following up on import enforcement needs, or supporting domestic inspections, FDA employees do their part to protect the American people. To learn about FDA job opportunities, select here.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will lead the NIH in a national effort to build a new research program aimed at the global problem of bioterrorism and emerging infections. Consider joining the scientific and medical forces of NIH programs to enhance our abilities to use vaccines, drugs, and therapies to protect against various infectious agents. Non-scientific support positions will also be available.
To learn about bio-defense and support positions, select here.
To learn more about NIH and other job opportunities, select here.
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), the security and law enforcement component of the U.S. Department of State, provides a secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy on a global scale. DS employs both Foreign Service and Civil Service employees. Foreign Service categories include Special Agents, Security Engineering Officers, Security Technical Specialists, and Diplomatic Couriers. Civil Service categories include Security Specialists, Investigators, Electronic Engineers and Technicians, Computer Specialists, Budget Analysts, and Foreign Affairs Specialists. For additional information, select here.
The United States Park Police provides law enforcement services to designated areas within the National Park Service (primarily the Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco, California metropolitan areas). The Force provides highly trained and professional police officers to prevent and detect criminal activity, conduct investigations, and apprehend individuals suspected of committing offenses against Federal, State, and local laws. It also provides protection to the President of the United States and visiting dignitaries, and provides protective services to some of the most recognizable monuments and memorials in the world. To learn more about the United States Park Police, select here.