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Insider's Guide to Homeland Security Jobs

Insider's Guide to Homeland Security Jobs

Kyle Stone |

August 10, 2008

Career Profile for Homeland Security Work

This page intends to give GovCentral users an idea of what types of homeland security careers are in demand, and what type of work they are likely to perform.

Noteworthy Facts

DHS is the third largest Cabinet department in the U.S. federal government, after the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.
● The US Coast Guard is actually part of the Department of Homeland Security, not the Department of the Navy.
● The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
● The government is hiring many Intelligence specialists as a response to new bioterror threats.

What Are the Career Fields?

Security and Protection
● Acquisition & Business Management
● Computer/Electrical Engineering
Computer Science
● Foreign Languages
Human Resources
Intelligence Analysis
● Mathematics
Occupational Health
● Research
Security (police)
● Signals Analysis

What Are Some of the Job Titles?

Security Guards
● Acquisition logistics specialist
● Budget analyst
● Emergency medical technician
● Private Detectives and Investigators
● Contracting specialist
● Transportation Inspectors
● Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
● Manpower management analyst
● Program manager
● Emergency Management Specialists
● Resource programmer

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