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McLean, VA
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Join MITREs Homeland Security Center to help solve our nation's most challenging homeland security problems. Apply your knowledge and expertise of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its operational components to plan for, acquire, and deliver new mission capabilities.


If you have broad homeland security operational experience, this is a great opportunity to join our team that works on key systems engineering and acquisition programs in support of the Border Patrol, Coast Guard, Secret Service, and other homeland security components.

Key Responsibilities:

Apply operational perspectives of a broad range of homeland security missions, such as credentialing, identity management, decision-making analytics, mission coordination, and operational exercises.

Analyze operational requirements to develop and refine technical and system requirements.

Improve the effectiveness of solutions to improve mission operations.

Work closely with operational users to assess needs and opportunities to deliver homeland security capabilities.

Required Skills:


8+ years experience with the Department of Homeland Security and at least one of its operational components.

Analytic thinking to organize diverse inputs and postulate new, achievable approaches.

Ability to work and lead by example in a highly collaborative environment with peers and senior government officials at multiple levels.

Ability to assess complex operational risk quickly and accurately, to make suitable decisions in a fast paced and challenging environment, balancing sponsor needs with FFRDC constraints. 

Strong verbal and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Must be a U.S. citizen and be eligible for a government security clearance (Secret level or higher), including DHS Fitness.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with US Customs and Border Protection or Transportation Security Administration is highly desirable.

Operational command experience is highly desirable.