Operational & Mission Support

Operational & Mission Support Careers

One of the largest areas of employment under Homeland Security & Emergency Management falls under operation and mission support careers. These jobs include the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.

You can find a career in all of the following departments:

  • Office of the Secretary
  • Management Directorate
  • Science and Technology Directorate
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Executive Secretariat
  • Military Advisor’s Office
  • National Cybersecurity Center
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement
  • Office of Health Affairs
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  • Office of Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Operations Coordination and Planning
  • Office of Policy
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Privacy Office
  • Recovery and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast Region

  • Examples of Job Opportunities in Mission Support


    Operational Support:

    • Intelligence Research Specialists
    • Sector Enforcement Specialists
    • Paralegals
    • Environmental Protection Technician
    • CBP Technicians

    Mission Support:

    • IT Specialists
    • Management Analysts
    • Contract Specialists
    • Human Resource Specialists
    • Mission Support Specialists
    • Mechanics
    • Budget Analysts
    • Purchasing Agents
    • Security Specialists
    • Emergency Dispatcher
    • Hospital Emergency Administrator
    • Emergency Medical Technician

    Career Notes

    EMTs and Paramedics
    Often among the first responders in a crisis, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in crisis situations. There are more than 226,500 EMTs and paramedics employed in the nation, earning an average salary of $34,370 per year a couple years ago. This category is a huge area for growth, with a 33% increase in jobs predicted by 2020, a rate much higher than the average for all occupations.

    Environmental Protection Technician
    Environmental science and protection technicians conduct laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those affecting health. They work in the field and in laboratories and earn a mean annual wage of approximately $44,570 and up. The industry employs 30,890 environmental science technicians, a number expected to grow by 24% by 2020, a rate faster than the average for all occupations.

    Intelligence Analyst
    Intelligence analysts gather and analyze what are often disparate bits of information to form views on issues of national security and public safety and detect threats. While most intelligence analysts work for the military or for government agencies, there are some opportunities in the private sector as well. The median salary for these positions is $75,000.