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10 Masters in Homeland Security Jobs & Careers

 

Masters in Homeland Security Jobs

It's a good bet that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be hiring for the foreseeable future due to the enormous bureaucratic structure that has been put in place and the accelerated activities in many of its departments including the FBI, the Immigration & Customs Enforcement bureau, the Border Patrol, and the expanded role that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives has taken with regard to domestic surveillance. The CIA and other international intelligence agencies have been ramping up for years, but getting by the vetting process can be a challenge - there are very specific age, physical condition and education requirements. Nevertheless there are thousands of federal positions available through the DHS jobs network, ranging from patrolman to highly trained law enforcement and anti-terrorism specialists. There are also many positions unrelated to emergency management or law enforcement - the more mundane but nevertheless critical positions in finance, budget management and for various administrative roles.

1. Industrial Security Specialist: This position is a high profile job listing for any government agency engaged in security or defense work that purchases sensitive equipment. The role of the industrial security specialist is to ensure that agency vendors meet security requirements as defined by federal regulations. This applies to foreign vendors as well, and may require international administrative work through a variety of networks along with domestic programs.

2. IT Governance Consultant: This is a classic example of the inertia that is built into any large bureaucratic structure. DHS and undoubtedly other federal agencies need someone in an IT ombudsman role to ensure that computer systems functioning within various branches of the agency interconnect properly and provide the information sharing abilities that are crucial in an intelligence-oriented government sector.

3. Security Engineer: This is a cybersecurity position that requires some software engineering background; however training in homeland security policy and internal structure is necessary as well. A security engineer for information systems works at integrating legacy systems with more current technology that provides the necessary multi-agency access to data and in many cases, works with appropriate business sectors in managing homeland security protection.

4. IT Security Specialist: Even the federal agencies that investigate cybersecurity breaches have cybersecurity requirements of their own. Federal computer systems undergo daily attacks from hackers and more organized efforts: on-site professionals in the field of information assurance are critical for protection of the data assembled by agencies like the FBI and the federal police computer networks which provide information from a variety of critical law enforcement databases.

5. Forensics Manager: Many Homeland Security agencies employ computer forensics as part of their law enforcement or investigative work. However there are other forms of forensics that are utilized in homeland security, including clinical forensics for identifying potential suspects in security threats, forensics psychology in attempting to build profiles for unidentified individuals who present homeland security threats, and the type of detective work involved in tracing internet use by terrorist elements.

6. Telecommunications Manager: Telecommunications is a function that is critical to Customs and Border Patrol inspectors and to TSA agents working in airports, ports and other points of entry. The telecommunications management role requires having the appropriate technology in place or in the works. This job requires management of the overall function, not necessarily detailed technical knowledge of the equipment required.

7. Security Public Policy Analyst: The Master of Public Administration degree with specialization in Homeland Security provides training for job opportunities at the county and state level, and for large municipalities that have the resources to develop homeland security planning and policy services. Every state has developed an interconnect for local law enforcement and many have instituted training programs for critical incident management. These are the types of programs that evolve from public policy planning for homeland security.

8. TSA Management: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has had its share of high profile operations problems in airports recently. Part of the goal in recent TSA efforts to manage heightened security requirements is to bring in trained management personnel. These jobs require direction of a highly-specialized workforce that includes baggage and passenger screeners, civil aviation security specialists, law enforcement officers, technical staff, and management support personnel.

9. Hazard Mitigation Specialist: This is a FEMA position that actually has several seniority levels, all of which have to do with managing domestic public safety hazards or incidents that have led to hazardous conditions. FEMA is a Department of Homeland Security agency, seeking to improve its public image and performance record by recruiting trained management personnel for critical incident management.

10. Business Continuity Manager: Experts in this field develop and implement plans and infrastructure to provide businesses with the ability to continue functioning in the event of a major public safety incident or an internal attack on business systems. This job goes beyond information assurance, requiring planning for every sort of contingency that may be required by a severe domestic or global disruption caused by an attack.

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