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Homeland Security employs 154,100 federal workers and the department’s mission is to protect the United States using state-of-the-art intelligence information. DHS was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, (6 U.S.C. 101) to consolidate the functions of 22 agencies under one vast network to protect the United States. DHS transferred functions from the Department of the Treasury, Justice, HHS, Defense, FBI, Secret Service, GSA, Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The new organization is comprised of five major directorates. DHS Job listings follow:
The Department of Homeland Security employs numerous law enforcement officers under several different agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Secret Service. U.S. Border Patrol agents protect more than 8,000 miles of international land and water boundaries. Their missions are to detect and prevent the smuggling and unlawful entry of undocumented foreign nationals into the United States; to apprehend those persons violating the immigration laws; and to interdict contraband, such as narcotics.
Address: Washington, DC 20528, (202) 282-8000
A sampling of occupations employed by the DHS:
Click on the job title for current government & private sector job listings.
U.S. Department of Home Land Security
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Security Screening Personnel
Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) perform a variety of duties related to providing security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft. They may be required to perform passenger screening, baggage screening or both and they are expected to perform all of these duties in a courteous and professional manner. The principal duties and responsibilities include the following:
Job Vacancy Lists:
Check their website at www.tsa.gov, for additional information.
CBP Officers prevent the entry of terrorists and terrorist weapons into the United States. Their mission extends to inspecting travelers and their goods, detecting and seizing narcotics and other illegal, prohibited or dangerous articles, and interdicting the unlawful entry of undocumented and/or prohibited persons seeking to enter the country.