Job Overview

Summary

Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to write, edit, and review speeches, reports, inquiries from the White House, Congress, and the Government Accountability Office as well as other documentation that may be both complex and controversial?  Then consider joining the Office of External Affairs, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce.  This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.  In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.

In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components.  You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis.  Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea.  Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect".  

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

Duties

  • Write and edit content which includes web-site material, social media content, articles, speeches, talking points, and press releases on a variety of topics.
  • Present information clearly and at a level appropriate for the intended audience to promote thorough understanding of the cybersecurity mission related to DHS.
  • Assist with web publishing process including posting of articles and other written materials to DHS internal and external websites.
  • Gather information by studying related information and interviewing experts, program managers, and leadership.
  • Analyze the subject and the audience to present the material clearly, accurately, thoroughly and convincingly.
  • Verify with program and technical officials points not fully verifiable through research efforts.
  • Ensure statements in speeches do not conflict with policies and objectives of related programs or positions but are based on fully supported information and credit sources when appropriate.