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Department of Homeland Security Component Listing

Your military experience is highly valued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Every year, DHS hires thousands of people in a vast array of different occupations. Many of these jobs are similar to those in the Armed Forces. Please visit DHS's Understanding the Federal Hiring Process page for additional information on gaining employment with DHS.

Law Enforcement Careers

  • The United States Secret Service (USSS) protects the President and other high-level officials and investigates counterfeiting and financial crimes, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking and telecommunications infrastructure.
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Physical Security Specialist (0080); Special Officer and Protective Support Technician (1802); Special Agent (1811); Uniformed Division Police Officer (0083).
    • Contact: Jacqueline R. Thomas - 1-202-406-5142 or
  • United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) protects our nation’s borders in order to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Marine Interdiction Agent (1801); Air Interdiction Agent (1881); Customs and Border Protection Officer (1895); Border Patrol Agent (1896); and Agriculture Specialist (0401).
    • Contact: Jeffery R. Jack - 202-281-8268 or
  • The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently.
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Law Enforcement Specialist (1801).
    • Contact: FLETC Help Desk - 912-267-2289 or
  • United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) promotes homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration. The agency has an annual budget of more than $5.7 billion dollars, primarily devoted to its two principal operating components - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Intelligence Analyst (0132); Enforcement and Removal Officer (1801); Special Agents (1811); Information Technology (2210); Attorney (0905).
    • Contact: Garry Gaston - 1-202-732-3734 or
  • The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) advances the DHS risk-reduction mission through an integrated approach that encompasses both physical and virtual threats to the U.S. and their associated human elements. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, within NPPD, collaborates with public, private, and international entities to secure cyberspace and American’s cyber assets and formalizes a series of continuous efforts to safeguard further out Federal Government systems from cyber threats and attacks.
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Physical Security Specialist (0080); Management and Program Analyst (0343); Threat Management /General Inspection & Investigation (1801); Criminal Investigator (1811); Information Technology (2210).
    • Contact: David E. Thompson - 703-235-2100 or

Prevention and Response:

  • The United States Coast Guard (USCG) protects the maritime economy and the environment, defends our maritime borders, and saves those in peril. This history has forged USCG’s character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always ready for all hazards and all threats. 
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Security Specialist (Port) (0080) and Contracting Specialist (1102).
    • Contact: Shelly Campbell - 1-855-VET-JOBS or
  • The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) supports our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
    • Mission Critical Occupations: Fire Protection and Prevention (0081); Emergency Management Specialist (0089)
    • Contact:  Ms. Jo Ann B. Way - 1-202-646-3199 or        
  • Travel Security and Immigration Careers: 
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides accurate and useful information to our customers to adjudicate immigration and citizenship benefits, to detect and defer benefits fraud, and to promote awareness and understanding of the United States.  USCIS remains committed to providing excellent service and promoting the strength and diversity of America as a nation of laws, a nation of immigrants, and a land of opportunity.  USCIS has a fundamental role in welcoming and assisting with the integrating into our society thousands of new immigrants each year.Mission Critical Occupations: Immigration Service Officer (1801).
    Contact: Cindee Smith- 1-202-233-2501 or 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) strengthens the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensures the freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.

    • Mission Critical Occupations: Intelligence Analyst (0132); Federal Security Director (0340); Transportation Security Officer (1802); Federal Air Marshal (1801), Information Technology Specialist (2210).
    • Contact: TSA Help Desk - 1-877-872-7990 or Mark E. Escherich -

Mission Support Careers

Mission Support Offices carry out critical duties that support the essential functions of DHS.  The following offices are considered Mission Support: The Office of the Secretary, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Operations Coordination and Planning, Office of Health Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Directorate for Management, and the Offices that fall under Management Directorate; Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer.

Information on employment within the above offices can be obtained by visiting or contact the DHS Veterans Employment Program Office (