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Investigators, Customs, Border Patrol, Security, TSA, & Police Jobs

Law enforcement jobs are available in most agencies. However, the largest numbers are employed by the Departments listed below. Explore each Department for a complete listings of available jobs. Just click on the Department name to find out more and to link to thousands of job vacancies.

You will also find links to each occupational job series where you can explore not only the primary occupation but related private sector occupations.

Click on the Job Title in the following Table to find comprehensive lists with links to jobs with ALL federal agencies and related private sector jobs. There are many more law enforcement jobs in support occupations such as administrative officers, clerks, logistics specialists, etc. The Justice Department is the largest employer of criminal investigators, employing 24,448. The Department of Homeland Security is the second largest employer 10,671 criminal investigators. Correctional officers are employed by two agencies — the Department of Justice has 17,580 officers, and Interior employs the remaining 136. All Internal Revenue officers are employed by the Treasury Department.

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TABLE 11-1

Law Enforcement Employment Occupations

NOTE: Click on the Job Title to find comprehensive job listings with ALL federal agencies and related private sector jobs. Click on the Department list to find jobs for a specific agency.

Job Series (GS)

Title

Total Employment

Largest Employing Department

0006

Correctional Administration

1,693

Justice (1,660)

0007

Correctional Officer

13,097

Justice (13,059)

0019

Screener

28,000

Homeland Security (30,000)

0025

Park Ranger

6,276

Interior (4,821)

0072

Fingerprint Identification

818

Justice (779)

0080

Security Administration

6,719

Defense (3,631)

0083

Police Officer

8,731

Defense (3,137)

0101

Social Science

6,768

Defense (2,032)

0132

Intelligence

5,407

Defense (2,791)

0180

Psychology

3,666

Vet. Admin. (1,926)

0249

Wage & Hour Compliance

1,120

Labor (1,120)

0390

Communications Relay

710

Defense (382)

0436

Plant Protection/Quarantine

1,635

Agriculture (1,635)

1169

Internal Revenue Officer

6,626

Treasury (6,626)

1397

Document Analysis

118

Justice (57)

1801

General Insp., Investigation

11,205

Homeland Security (5,337)

1802

Compliance Insp.& Support

7,552

Justice (4,901)

1810

General Investigation

2,739

Defense (1,246)

1811

Criminal Investigation

35,840

Justice (20,933)

1812

Game Law Enforcement

270

Interior (218)

1816

Immigration Inspection

4,921

Homeland Security (4,921)

1822

Mine Safety & Health

1,244

Labor (1,244)

1854

Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

822

Treasury (822)

1889

Import Specialist

1,189

Treasury (1,187)

1896

Border Patrol Agent

8,265

Homeland Security (8,265)

2121

Railroad Safety

403

Transportation (391)

2151

Radio Dispatching

431

Defense (373)

2181

Aircraft Operations

2,668

Defense (1,943)

 

 

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