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Department of Homeland Security: Federal Jobs Overview

Department of Homeland Security: Federal Jobs Overview

November 06, 2007

DHS leads a national effort to secure America, prevents and deters terrorist attacks, protects against and responds to threats to the nation, ensures safe and secure borders, and welcomes lawful immigrants and visitors. The Department is expected to be doing extensive hiring over the next three years with a specific focus on border control and airport security personnel.

Number of Employees


Career Fields

Security and Protection
Compliance and Enforcement
Biological Sciences
Administration / Program Management

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09)


Top Five Occupations

Transportation Security Officer (22,329)
Border Patrol Agent (9,884)
Customs and Border Protection Agent (6,976)
Contractor (1,000)
Agricultural Scientist (942)

Current Vacancies

Click here for a current list of DHS vacancies.

Agency Website

Department of Homeland Security


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