CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation's critical infrastructure.
Meet the Mission
CISA is more than a great place to work; our workforce tackles evolving risks and threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure and enables CISA’s mission through a range of positions. Learn more about how you can become involved. Read our Nondiscrimination Notice.
Careers at CISA
Browse some of CISA’s mission areas below – there’s a career for everyone! Opportunities are located in the Metropolitan Washington DC area as well as within CISA’s regional areas. Remote and telework opportunities are available also, depending on the position. Be sure to visit USAJOBS and/or the DHS Cybersecurity Service to learn more about current open vacancies.
The demand for an experienced and qualified cyber workforce to protect our Nation’s networks and information systems has never been higher.
Emergency Communications Jobs
Being able to communicate is critical during all emergencies. A rewarding career awaits knowing you had a hand in connecting first responders.
Infrastructure Security Jobs
These vital roles focus on the many critical infrastructure systems and places, working to make our people, spaces, data and networks more resilient and secure.
National Risk Management Jobs
For those who like to collect, collate, and analyze information! Work to identify and address the greatest risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
Stakeholder Engagement Jobs
Passionate about building connections? As threats continue to evolve, sustaining trusted and effective partnerships between government and the private sector helps to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Integrated Operations Jobs
In the matter of mitigating risks, it's critical to make the right decision at the right time. Joining Integrated Operations allows you to take part in preparing, planning, and managing operations and the delivery of CISA capabilities and services.
Mission Enabling Jobs
Support the mission! There are many other roles within the agency that support our mission of leading the National effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our critical infrastructure. Explore more careers at CISA.
We are CISA, defending against the threats of today and securing against the risks of tomorrow in five critical areas that span the threat landscape: Cyber Supply Chain and 5G, Election Security, Soft Target Security, Federal Cybersecurity, and Industrial Control Systems.
Featured Job OpeningsOpen Positions at USAjobs.gov
Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)
You will work in the cybersecurity division performing data analytics, cyber network defense, incident response and the threat landscape surrounding enterprise systems duties.
IT Cybersecurity Specialist
You will serve as a Configuration Management (CM) process and Change Request (CR) expert within the Office of Chemical Security's Program Management Branch.
You will work in the Infrastructure Security Division analyzing evolving threats and the potential impacts of those threats on organizations and communities.
Associate Director for Planning and Innovation
You will lead, manage and conduct planning work for national-level critical infrastructure security and resilience.
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Careers for Everyone
It takes a great team to protect a great nation. At CISA, there’s a career for everyone! We strive to maximize diversity by ensuring that our workforce is drawn from the broadest segments of society, representative of every community in this country. It is this diversity of backgrounds, education, perspective, and experience that gives our organization strength and ensures we are poised to meet the present and future needs of all Americans.
Veterans and Military Spouses
We appreciate your commitment to country, value your integrity and innovation, and are proud to offer veterans preference in our hiring process.
Students & Recent Graduates
There are many paths for students and recent graduates to pursue an opportunity with CISA.
Women in Cybersecurity
We strive to discover and promote opportunities for women to lead, diversify, and improve CISA’s mission.
Our Core Values and Core Principles are the pathways to our success as One CISA, and thus the success of our nation. Overarching themes include trust, teamwork, empathy, imagination, inclusion, empowerment, ownership, and the power of resilience.
Being a part of the CISA workforce means being a part of a high visibility, high impact team, and a leader in the cyber and infrastructure space. I love being a part of an agency that can have the impact I want to see in the nation and the world.
I take great pleasure in seeing the change our services contribute to the overall security posture of the Nation. Most importantly, the work we do at CISA makes me feel like I’m a part of something far greater than myself.
At CISA, mental health, and well-being are a top priority. We have a lot of resources available to the workforce. We also have forums where the workforce can hear directly from leadership and from experts on a variety of topics that promote work/life balance.
Benefits & Perks
Flexible Work Schedules
Flexible work schedules to include telework, and both casual and professional work environments
Competitive Salaries and Leave
Competitive salaries, annual leave, sick leave, and paid Federal holidays
Comprehensive Benefit Options
Comprehensive benefit options, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term care insurance, FSA, TSP, and retirement plans
Health and Wellness
Up to three hours of paid leave per week to engage in health and wellness activities
Resources for Parents
Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave plus programs and resources for parents
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Access to resources, including dependent care resources, financial consultation, legal aid, and counseling service
Transportation benefits, such as transit subsidy and TSA precheck, to make traveling a little easier
Education and Development
Opportunities such as mentoring programs, leadership programs, and sponsored graduate degree programs
Resume & Application Tips
Learn about some helpful tips to keep in mind during the USAJobs application and hiring process.
General Recruitment & Hiring FAQs
Read our frequently asked questions and provided answers that will help assist you in applying for a position with CISA.
Job Offer Hiring Event FAQs
Learn more about these types of events and what to expect should you attend.
Benefits & Perks
Recognizing the value of our workforce, CISA offers a variety of benefits and perks.
HireVue Applicant Reasonable Accommodations Process
An on-demand structured interview assessment tool to evaluate candidates who are applying to select vacancy announcements.
Still have a hiring related question? We’re here to help! Contact our team of recruiters who are happy to give you further guidance.
- General Recruitment Questions: Careers@cisa.dhs.gov
- Students and Recent Graduates: StudentCareers@cisa.dhs.gov
- Veterans and Military Spouses: Veterans@cisa.dhs.gov