Job Overview


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect

Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to serve as Special Assistant, responsible for supporting Senior Executive Service leadership in the execution of vital programmatic and administrative matters corresponding to the critical infrastructure security and resilience mission?  Then consider joining the Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office (SSA/EMO), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  For more information about the Office of Infrastructure Protection see

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 include, but are not limited to:
• Advise Director on programmatic and administrative matters, and agency requirements important to the successful implementation of short, near, and long term strategic goals and objectives.
• Monitor performance and track progress by establishing project milestones that lead to the achievement of administrative support tasks.
• Prepare talking points and briefing materials for the Director to leverage during meetings and conferences conducted with internal and external stakeholders.
• Carry out confidential and specialized liaison assignments for the Director on matters of special concern that involve major office programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No