Emergency Communications Jobs at CISA

CISA ensures Public Safety and National Security and Emergency Preparedness communities have the tools needed so they can seamlessly and securely communicate during both steady state and emergency operations. A rewarding career awaits knowing you had a hand in connecting first responders.

CISA’s telecom specialists and engineers work on projects such as The National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans, the Interoperable Communications and Technical Assistance Program, and wireless priority services, ensuring first responders can communicate in emergency situations and more.

Available jobs include telecommunications managers and specialists, program analysts, telecommunications project managers, and electrical engineers.

Learn more about CISA’s emergency communications mission.


Mission Priorities


Develop and implement nationwide emergency communications policy and plans, including the National Emergency Communications Plan and 56 Statewide Communications Interoperability Plans.



Manage funding, sustainment, and grant programs to support communications interoperability.


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Build capacity with Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial stakeholders by providing technical assistance, training, resources, and guidance.



Provide priority telecommunications services over commercial networks to enable national security and emergency preparedness personnel to communicate during congestion scenarios across the nation.



Support nationwide sharing of best practices and lessons learned through facilitation of the SAFECOM and Emergency Communications Preparedness Center governance bodies.


Join the Misson

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.

To join this mission, visit USAJOBS to view job announcements and to access the application. 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.”

Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities may also be considered during CISA’s one-stop hiring events or by emailing Veterans@cisa.dhs.gov or Careers@cisa.dhs.gov.


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