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    Current Employee - Security Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Department of Homeland Security full-time for more than 3 years


    Flexibly, mission focused, great co-workers, lots of things to get involved in and make a contribution


    Leadership roles over every two years, no stability and political whims take precedence over mission assurance

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US Department of Homeland Security Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Security Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at US Department of Homeland Security in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Easy, technical questions from non-technical people. Interview was more focused on how I would fit in with the team and my ability to make contribution given the complex political landscape. Interview was one hour and at varies times I was told that the most frustrating part of this job would be to know that the employee is right but that the right thing is not what DHS but the politically appropriate thing. It was discouraging to hear that in an interview.

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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),, 2012
Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Large), Partnership for Public Service, 2009
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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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