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Career Development

We are committed to your professional development.


At DHS I&A, employees are our most valuable resource. We offer internal and external programs to help you meet your professional goals.

Career development information

Coaching and mentoring programs

We offer both formal and informal coaching and mentoring programs in all agency components and across all occupational functions.

Academic programs

Cultivate your homeland security strategic analysis and decision-making skills in one of our high-quality, fully accredited graduate programs.

We offer academic programs through the National Intelligence University, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense Senior Service Schools and colleges and universities.

Homeland Security Rotation Program

With this program, you can work on rotational assignments in different offices across DHS.

These experiences will:

  • Broaden your skills.
  • Help you gain organizational knowledge.
  • Enhance your personal and professional growth.

Interagency development opportunity

Our interagency development opportunities will help you:

  • Enhance your knowledge of the federal government.
  • Gain experience in developing policy and strategy.
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned across the government.
  • Build your professional network of contacts and resources.

DHS Joint Duty Program

This program is available to civilian DHS employees at the GS-11 through GS-15 grade levels and offers professional and developmental opportunities. With an emphasis on collaboration, joint duty assignments strengthen operations and mission execution.

DHS Leader Development Program

We want to provide a core set of developmental experience and leadership principles to leaders throughout DHS. The Leader Development Program offers courses and training resources for non-supervisors, supervisors and executives across the agency.

Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program

Our Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program prepares high-performing DHS employees for positions in DHS's Senior Executive Service through an intensive 12- to- 18-month leadership development program.

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