CISA Careers

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Every day, the women and men of CISA work with our partners across the country to strengthen the backbone of our national and economic security. We work behind the scenes making sure that the systems, networks and critical infrastructure Americans rely on are there when they need them. We work collaboratively with state and local government, private industry, law enforcement, and top-tier researchers.

CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation's critical infrastructure. CISA is more than a great place to work; our workforce tackles the risks and threats that matter most to the nation, our families, and communities. With more than 50 career fields available CISA offers multiple opportunities as well as multiple tracks for employment. 

Applications are accepted through USAJOBs, through the DHS Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS), and through Career Fairs and Special Recruitment Opportunities

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All positions require U.S. Citizenship. CISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DHS Cybersecurity Service 

The DHS Cybersecurity Service is supported by a new federal personnel system called the DHS Cybersecurity Talent Management System (CTMS) which will modernize federal hiring through:

New, Streamlined Hiring Processes

  • Applicants complete customized applications based on their skills and professional interests, without unnecessary steps.
  • Applicants participate in competency-based assessments, including real-world simulations, to demonstrate their ability to perform cybersecurity-related work.

New, Competitive Compensation Structures

  • DHS Cybersecurity Service employees receive competitive salaries based on their demonstrated skills and expertise. Salary increases and other incentives are driven by employees’ impact on the DHS cybersecurity mission.

New, Meaningful Career Development Opportunities

  • DHS Cybersecurity Service employees have access to regular training and professional development opportunities designed to increase career exposure and further refine specialized skills in alignment with their interests and career goals.

To learn more about available opportunities, please visit the DHS Cybersecurity Service application portal.

Click here to download a brief overview of the application process, including information on how to apply and what to expect.

CISA Employees Are:

  • Agile – with the ability to shift between roles and needs should a threat warrant different support
  • Multi-functional – with the ability to maintain and execute a variety of activities at any given time
  • Dynamic – with the ability to provide for constant learning to effectively approach new endeavors and problems
  • Flexible – with the ability to move into new roles or environments quickly to increase knowledge and skills
  • Adaptable – with the ability to work in a nontraditional environment 
  • Customer Centric - with the ability to be mindful of working towards meeting and exceeding stakeholder needs

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Last Updated Date: July 6, 2022

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