US Department of Homeland Security

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

The US Department of Homeland Security exists to keep America safe. Created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the department is devoted to keeping the US safe from natural and man-made disaster. Its activities include domestic nuclear detection, intelligence coordination, and protection of high-level government officials. The department's structure includes agencies for citizenship and immigration services, customs and border protection, emergency response and recovery (FEMA), and science and technology research. The US Department of Homeland Security has more... More

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Jeh Johnson

Secretary

Excellent Agency

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Pros: Excellent Agency to work for with many opportunities for lateral movement and promotion. Full Review

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Special Agent

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$117,912
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Transportation Security Officer

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$35,872
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IT Specialist

7 US Department of Homeland Security Salaries

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interview Details – The interview process did not permit the use of a telephone - it was an In person process. Consequently, scheduling had to be adjusted in order to find a time that was mutually agreeable to both me and the interviewing panel. This allowed the agency to size me up visually, as well as to evaluate my…Full Interview

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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#2), DiversityBusiness.com, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009
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