Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to oversee the administrative operations of an office?  Then consider joining the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, 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.


At the full performance level the Administrative Specialist in this position will:

  • Maintain overall control of the manager's calendar and make appointments, arrange conferences and meetings
  • Respond to administrative or programmatic issues to avoid director interruptions, referring technical issues to the appropriate subject matter expert
  • Perform research to develop administrative policies, procedures, and management processes
  • Serve as personal liaison officer for the manager, composing responses in writing to general correspondence or inquiries
  • Arrange for the preparation of briefing materials, talking points, and/or executive summaries
  • Provide administrative guidance and assistance to subordinate offices