Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to analyze and evaluate a range of strategic and operational issues that affect the security and resilience posture of the Nation's critical infrastructure?  Then consider joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), 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.


Major duties at the full performance level include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising leadership in matters relating to the security and resilience of the Nuclear or Energy Sectors.
  • Working with senior-level employees in the development, management, and implementation of information sharing programs to enhance the security and resilience of the Nuclear or Energy Sector from an all-hazards perspective.
  • Conducting studies and coordinating projects related to the evaluation of risks, incidents, and events affecting the Nuclear or Energy Sectors.
  • Interfacing with and maintaining relationships with industry, State and local governments, and Federal agencies in order to organize successful collaborative efforts supporting the efficient and cohesive implementation of the national strategy for protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure as established by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
  • Supporting, promoting, and participating in planning and implementation of education, training, exercises, and outreach activities focused on critical infrastructure risk management in coordination with external partners.
  • Providing assessment of infrastructure protection programs and policies, expected outcomes, and progress to a variety of professional audiences, including industry representatives, Federal and state officials, and professional and trade associations.