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Growing Federal Jobs: Homeland Security

Growing Federal Jobs: Homeland Security

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

Represtenting the centralization of hundreds of smaller US Government industries, Homeland Security emerged as a new, extremely important industry after Sepember 2001, and has been growing very rapidly ever since. Homeland Security encompasses a broad range of activities and occupations including:

- Emergency preparedness and response
- Border and transportation security
- Infrastructure protection
- Information analysis
- Homeland defense

Many homeland security jobs and career opportunities are with federal, state, and local government agencies, but there are also plenty of additional opportunities with private companies and nonprofit organizations.

In Demand Occupations


Emergency Medical Technicians
Projected Salary: $40,000
Employees Needed: 42,000
Projected Growth: 27%
Average Education Level: Some College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Air Force, Navy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security

Security Guards
Projected Salary: $25,000
Employees Needed: 387,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: High School | Some College
Who’s Hiring: Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Army, Air Force

Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Projected Salary: $43,000
Employees Needed: 42,000
Projected Growth: 18% – 26%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Interior, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services

Transportation Inspectors
Projected Salary: $43,000
Employees Needed: 13,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: High School | Some College
Who’s Hiring: Department of Transportation, Department of Transportation

Fire Fighters
Projected Salary: $40,000
Employees Needed: 152,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: Some College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Air Force

How to Prepare

The ASIS International 2005 report, Career Opportunities in Security, describes selected entry-level and mid-level security positions for a number of security fields, including several that are represented the Homeland Security industry.

Information on careers and employment with the various agencies under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is available at the DHS Website.

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Information Compiled from CareerVoyages.gov and 2006-16 BLS Projections.






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    Rymma

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I
    ,am seeking the government job as a Detectives and Criminal Investigators.Call me
    (407)933- 7018.

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    dan1

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am taking a minor degree in security and intelligence analysis at Embry Riddle Aeronautical. What are my chances of getting an entry level job with DHS in the Intelligence collection area? 731-635-7949 I have an SF86

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    riguma79

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    transportation inspector. i'm interested for that possition please call me 732 485 0969

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    LGolod

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    Transportation inspector. Give me a call: (502)599-4675, any time,Leon.

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    alic1204

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been working for the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency since January 3, 2006 in disaster 1604. I was released on May 30, 2008 due to the fact that there was no longer a work load and my 2 year contract was up. I am interested in becoming a DAE or a core employee in any other disaster if there is an opening. I worked as a Mobile Home Support Specialist,Administrative Assistant,Data Entry and also a Quality Assurance Quality Control Inspector during my employment.I am also DHS COTR Certified. If there are any opening for any of these field please contact me. My e-mail address is alic1204@aol.com or aparis1204@aol.com.

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    svegol

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I need job as security guard.

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    jaragua

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I need to find a goverment job, home land securyty, transportation or international agency

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    kim7426

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Yes , i need this job.

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