Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Opportunities
Thank you for your service.
We appreciate your commitment to country, value your integrity and innovation, and are extremely proud to offer Veterans preference in our hiring process.
40% of CISA employees have spent time serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. Those who have served our nation have the character, expertise and leadership skills we seek. CISA is committed to providing employment opportunities for qualified, eligible Veterans.
Join us and continue to serve and protect our great nation!
Why Veterans Choose CISA
CISA’s mission is familiar to our military and its Veterans: to defend and serve our country. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) was created in 2018 to protect the nation's critical infrastructure.
We bring our expertise to communities through innovative client work, such as supporting foundations like the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, We Got Your Six, and Blue Star Families Military Families Lifestyle Survey.
More than 1,300 Veterans, Reservists, and Military Spouses have found themselves at home and established careers at CISA. We have won the prestigious DHS “exemplary” rating 5 years in a row.
Why do so many exceptionally skilled candidates choose CISA and what makes them stay?
Continuing the Mission
Veterans’ and military spouses’ commitment to country doesn’t end when they exit the service. CISA’s history of service and ongoing commitment to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Armed Forces allows Veterans to continue to serve their country in a new way. CISA has many opportunities for service members with cybersecurity training. Each service component, including each respective branch's Cyber Command, houses exceptionally talented service members. The ability to continue the mission helps ease Veterans’ transitions to new careers within CISA.
New Career Opportunities (with Occupational Similarities)
At CISA, becoming a “Veteran” does not mean the end of your service. We hire Veterans based on the skills and abilities of the individual, working closely with them to find and build lasting careers within the agency. Frequently, there are direct correlations between military occupations and civilian industries. In most cases, it is relatively easy to walk a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) over to a military occupation group and further crosswalk it over to a corresponding civilian industry. We offer paths to over 53 career fields similar to jobs Veterans held during their service years.
Opportunities for Reservists
CISA offers flexibility and benefits for reservists. We value the insights and training reservists gain while on active assignments. The work reservists do out of uniform is potentially similar to the work required of current opportunities at CISA. Qualifying active duty means active duty by a covered employee pursuant to a call or order, as described in 5 U.S.C. 5538(a). See Part 1 of Appendix D in the OPM Policy Guidance.
Military Spouse Recruitment and Retention
We understand that military spouses add value to the workforce and know how difficult it is for them to balance being there for their spouse and family throughout multiple moves while also navigating their career. CISA is focused on helping military spouses build their careers, not just find a job. We are actively looking at ways to build out our Military Spouse Forum, offering networking opportunities, career training and valuable knowledge preparedness to help our current employees facing relocation with a military spouse. CISA also offers flexibility and opportunities for relocation through multiple options at regions across the nation.
Veterans’ preference is a special eligibility designed to thank Veterans for their service, recognize their economic loss and restore them to a favorable competitive position for federal employment. Veterans can apply for positions under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) up to GS-11, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), or the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Appointment Authority. You can learn more about Veteran preference at FedsHireVets.
Visit CISA Careers to learn more about joining our team.
Veterans are invited to send their resume and Veteran documentation (DD-214, VA letter, etc.) to email@example.com. Please redact personally identifiable information (PII) before emailing.
Career opportunities are located in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area as well as within CISA's 10 regions. Remote and telework opportunities are also available, depending on the position.
Apply on USAJOBS
Visit USAJOBS to view job announcements and apply to positions. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific job announcement and attach relevant documents.
To receive email notifications when new CISA positions are announced, set up a “saved search” with keyword “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
Resources and Tips:
How to Apply through USAJOBS:
Create your account on www.usajobs.gov; upload your resume and supporting documents, as requested in the announcement. Click the “Apply” button on the announcement, attach your resume and supporting documents and answer the assessment questions. You may also be directed to submit a longer USAHire Assessment.
Tip: Make your resume searchable on USAJOBS. Only Word, text-based PDF and text files are searchable. Log into your USAJOBS account, then select “Documents” from left navigation menu. Upload your resume or build a resume with USAJOBS. On the “Documents” page, check “Searchable” next to the resume you want federal hiring managers to view.
You may be required to provide all or some of the following documents (if applicable):
- Current resume
- DD-214 (Veterans)
- Statement of Service Letter (Current Active Duty)
- Veterans Administration Compensation or Schedule A Letter
- Standard Form-15
- VA Rating Decision Letter
You may be eligible for expedited hiring. Click a category below to learn more.
All selected candidates must be able to successfully pass a background investigation and drug test. U.S. Citizenship is required. CISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Diversity & Inclusion
CISA is committed to using the talents of all segments of society as we enhance our ability to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse and talented workforce. This diversity in backgrounds, education, perspective, and experience gives our organization strength and capability.
CISA strives to maximize diversity by ensuring that our workforce is drawn from the broadest segments of society and is poised to meet the present and future needs of our nation. Like the military, we support and encourage recruiting and retaining a workforce that represents every background and community in this country.
Resources for Vets
- CareerOneStop - Veteran and Military Transition Center
- Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Disability Resources (Department of Labor)
- Feds Hire Vets
- Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)
- Military One Source
- Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk
- National Resource Directory
- USA Jobs
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Veterans Services Information
- VA for Vets
- Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (Department of Labor)
- Veterans: Launch a New Cybersecurity Career
- Veterans’ Preference Advisor
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