Posted by Willy Franzen on January 20, 2009. Jobs updated daily.
|System Admin Hourly|
Indian Head, MD
|SUPERVISORY ANTHROPOLOGIST (FORENSIC)|
Hickam AFB, HI
|Export Control Staff|
El Segundo, CA
|Sexual Assault Prevention Resp (SAPR)|
Naval Base, VA
|Remote Sensing Scientist / Engineer|
|IT CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST (INFOSEC)|
Letterkenny Army Depot, PA
Yesterday was a holiday for a lot of people, and I’m going to guess that not a lot is going to get done today because everyone will be watching the inauguration. Many of you will probably try to use holidays and events as a way to put off your daily job searching, but here at One Day, One Job we try to make the most out of these situations by using them to generate ideas. Yesterday we look at jobs at The King Center, and today we’re going to check out jobs with the United States Secret Service. Why? Because today is a big day for the Secret Service. Managing security at an event like the Presidential Inauguration is a daunting task, but the Secret Service is at their best for events like this. That’s why we instantly thought of them when we tried to come up with some Inauguration related jobs.
Although you probably know that the Secret Service is entrusted with protecting the President and other government leaders, you may not know that they have a dual mission:
The mission of the United States Secret Service is to safeguard the nation’s financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and to protect national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites and National Special Security Events.
In fact, the Secret Service was actually created in 1865 to suppress counterfeit currency. It wasn’t until 1902 when the Secret Service took on the task of full-time protection of the President with 2 (yes, 2) full-time operatives. Since then, the Protection Mission has grown quite a bit. That’s why it’s no big surprise that the United States Secret Service is hiring.
The Secret Service’s Jobs page does a nice job of outlining the types of jobs that they offer. These include Special Agent, Uniformed Division Officer, Professional & Administrative, Technical, Administrative Support & Clerical, Technical Security, and Cooperative Education Employment Opportunity. These aren’t job opening – just the types of jobs that are typically available. To see the job openings at the Secret Service, you have to head over to the USAJobs site. There are currently 21 openings, and quite a few of them look they might interest new grads. The Secret Service also offers Career Fairs for their Field Offices and Temporary Employment for students who are working their way through school. There are opportunities in Washington, DC and all across the country, so do some research and see if a life in the Secret Service is something that you’d be interested in.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
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