Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to write and edit materials?  Then consider joining the 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.


As a Writer-Editor, GS-1082-11, duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Gathering information for assignments typically by studying the related information and by interviewing experts, program managers and leadership; and analyze both the subject and the audience to present the material interestingly, clearly, accurately, thoroughly, and convincingly.
  • Conducting research to develop authoritative information to be reflected in products covering topics related to the organization’s mission, functions, goals, programs, priorities, activities, accomplishments; its relationships with other DHS organizations, other federal agencies, foreign government, state and local governments, academia and the private sector, and issues, events, and criticism requiring response.
  • Researching, analyzing, distilling, and presenting information that addresses DHS mission, goals, programs, priorities, activities, accomplishments, and issues or events requiring response internal or external to DHS.