WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the creation of a new Climate Change Professionals Program to recruit recent graduates and current federal employees to support DHS growing focus on adapting to climate change and improving resilience. This two-year program will be run by the DHS Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer and provide participants with hands-on opportunities to contribute to new initiatives. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Climate Change Professional accreditation from the Association of Climate Change Officers and be eligible for permanent, full-time positions at DHS. Leadership of the program will be under Climate Change Action Group and focus on promoting resilience and addressing multiple climate change-related risks, including flooding, extreme heat, drought, and wildfires.

Interested applicants can view the first job postings for the Climate Change Professionals Program on the DHS is Hiring webpage.  To learn more about DHS’s climate commitment, visit DHS Actions: Climate Change.


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