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Continuing Service: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeks Veterans for Careers across the Department

Continuing Service: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Seeks Veterans for Careers across the Department

From Transition to Veterans Program Office

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Solider for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) is set to host a veterans recruiting and hiring event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center on May 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Candidates will have the opportunity to talk with onsite recruiters and hiring managers to learn more about current job opportunities.

DHS is looking to fill positions in mission-critical and support occupations across DHS, including:
Law Enforcement (Physical Security/Police Officer/Sector Enforcement/Investigations)
Business Operations (Human Resources/Program Analysis/Public Affairs)
Budget/Finance/Accounting/Contracting
Information Technology (Cybersecurity/Network)
Intelligence Analysis

With five distinct mission areas related to securing the homeland, DHS maximizes the skills and training veterans have acquired while serving, and allows them to continue their commitment to serve and protect the nation.

“Veterans make really great candidates for a number of positions at DHS,” said Sharon Wong, Executive Director, Strategic Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, DHS.

“We recognize that those who have served in the military often have the skills and dedication necessary to achieve success at DHS, and it is our goal to harness that talent,” she continued.

Veterans and transitioning service members interested in attending this event do not need to pre-register, but are advised to bring proper identification, a current federal resume, and appropriate veteran documents (DD-214), if applicable.

Do you need help with your federal resume? USAJOBS has an online resume building tool that allows you to build a rsum within USAJOBS, and is formatted to ensure that you have all of the basic information required by federal agencies for your application. For more information and for a tutorial, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/

Or, do you feel like a refresher on the federal hiring process? Feds Hire Vets can help. Since the establishment of the Veterans Employment Initiative, the federal government has led the charge to honor military service by promoting opportunities to continue service to the nation as a federal civilian employees.

Feds Hire Vets is the single site for federal employment information for veterans, transitioning service members, family members, and federal hiring officials. Visit www.fedshirevets.gov to check out some of the great training videos, resources and information that can help you on your path to federal employment.

About the Department of Defense (DoD) Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO):

TVPO is responsible for designing, overseeing, and evaluating the Transition Assistance Program.

TAP is a result of an interagency partnership between the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, in conjunction the Office of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration.

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