Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to serve as a Criminal Investigator conducting complex, sensitive, and national criminal investigations concerning major violations of the federal law?  Then consider joining the Threat Management Division, Federal Protective Services (FPS), 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.


  • Perform law enforcement duties as an official under Title 40 US Code, Section 1315 as a Criminal Investigator responsible for a wide range of alleged violations to Title 18, U.S.C. involving homicide, rape, arson, aggravated assault, larceny, embezzlement, sex offenses, gambling, narcotics, weapons violations, and threats.
  • Investigate complaints or information referred from the Office of the Inspector General, employees, or citizen’s concerning possible violations of laws, rules or regulations, or mismanagement and abuse of authority.
  • Plan, manage, and conduct independently, or as a team leader, the most highly complex and difficult criminal and non-criminal investigations by variety of investigative methods such as covert and overt surveillance; interviews of suspects, subjects, complainants, and witnesses; administering the oath during affidavits; carry firearms, serving search and arrest warrants and as necessary carrying out arrest of individuals.
  • Present investigative results both orally and in report form to U.S. Attorney/local District Attorneys for determination of prosecutorial merit.
  • Prepare written investigative memoranda, summary of facts, comprehensive final reports, reports of interview, subpoenas, documents required for prosecution and/or for management officials and maintains regional reporting procedures to ensure timely notification of incidents, established patterns and trends where the offense is committed outside the jurisdiction of FPS.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 6-10 nights per month may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No