US Department of Homeland Security

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    Wide-ranging department with numerous opportunities for public service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Homeland Security full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to do the right thing, good benefits, some very good people trying to serve the public, often in thankless jobs. Opportunity to make valuable connections

    Cons

    Directionless, some very weak leadership in certain places. Complex Congressional oversight structure makes doing the assigned job difficult for people at all levels. Difficult to compete with private sector salaries.

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    Need to have active engagement with mid-level workforce to ensure that senior leadership is getting accurate picture of what is truly happening in department.

US Department of Homeland Security Interviews

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Homeland Security.

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    The application process starts on USAJobs with filling out an application. The interview process for my position was done by phone only. After the selections are done the hiring process is fairly easy. Like most processes it is very time consuming waiting on the background check to clear.

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US Department of Homeland Security Awards & Accolades

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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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Website www.dhs.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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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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