Department of Homeland Security recruiting veterans

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is recruiting veterans and promoting on-the-spot job offers to qualified veterans looking for jobs in law enforcement, mission support, program and budget analysis, contracting and chemical security.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate hiring event is scheduled for April 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fort Belvoir Community Center, Fort Belvoir, Va. (Click here to see a flyer promoting the event.)

“We are hiring military veterans who are eligible under the following special hiring authorities: Veterans Recruitment Appointment and 30 percent or more disabled veteran,” according to a flyer presented to The American Legion from DHS. Click here to learn more about federal hiring authorities for veterans.

“The American Legion strongly supports this kind of proactive approach by DHS to recruit and hire veterans,” American Legion Veterans Employment and Education Division Director Joe Sharpe said. “The federal government offers multiple jobs and career tracks that fit perfectly with the credentials and skill sets of veterans, along with directives to make those employment opportunities readily available to disabled veterans.”

Applicants should bring current resumes, SF-50 forms if already federally employed, Form DD-214, VA compensation letter (if applicable) and college transcripts for those seeking jobs in information technology.