FAQs - Job Offer Hiring Events

CISA participates in one-stop hiring events, where qualified and eligible candidates can meet and greet with recruiters and hiring teams, interview with hiring officials, and receive a job offer as part of the event. We've gathered answers to questions about these types of events and what to expect should you attend. During COVID-19, our events have transitioned to virtual. For information on general recruitment and hiring at CISA, visit our Hiring Process FAQs page.  

Still have a hiring event question? We're here to help! Send us an email at Careers@cisa.dhs.gov to access our team of recruiters who are happy to give you further guidance. 


How do I register for one of the CISA-hosted hiring events?

Each event has different requirements. Please follow the instructions listed on our hiring events page.

What happens during virtual hiring events?

During our online virtual events, candidates will have the opportunity to chat with recruiters and/or hiring officials for a pre-screening discussion. If a hiring official wishes to interview you further, he/she will schedule a secondary virtual interview session with you. Virtual interviews may be conducted using several video platforms or via conference call, and will typically occur within a few days following the virtual event. You'll work with the hiring team to determine the best platform to use during the secondary interview. Please make sure to have your resume and all applicable employment eligibility documents available.

What happens if I receive an offer during or immediately after the event?

CISA Staff will assist you in beginning the pre-employment process. This process is completed virtually. 

Are there opportunities for student internships or recent graduates?

CISA’s internship and recent graduate announcements are posted on USAJOBs. Candidates interested in these opportunities must apply online through posted vacancy announcements. CISA typically posts internship and recent graduate opportunities several times per year. Learn more about our programs tailored for students and recent graduates. 

Where can I find CISA’s job announcements?

Please visit www.usajobs.gov and keyword search for “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.” 

How do I 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, supporting documents, and answer the assessment questions. You may also be directed to submit a longer USAHire Assessment. 

How can I stay up-to-date on future job opportunities?

To receive email notifications when new CISA positions are announced, set up a “saved search” on www.usajobs.gov (account creation is required) with keyword “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.” Find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also check our hiring events page to be the first to know when CISA will conduct the next hiring event!

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