Guide to Homeland Security Careers

Guide to Homeland Security Careers

by Donald B. Hutton, Anna Mydlarz
     
 

In the wake of 9/11, Homeland Security has become the forefront of national issues and the center of a growing source of new employment. New careers are already opening, not only in military and law enforcement fields, but also in scientific research, cyber technology, bio-medical technology, disaster assistance and relief, air marshal operations, intelligence

Overview


In the wake of 9/11, Homeland Security has become the forefront of national issues and the center of a growing source of new employment. New careers are already opening, not only in military and law enforcement fields, but also in scientific research, cyber technology, bio-medical technology, disaster assistance and relief, air marshal operations, intelligence operations, and many other areas. This brand-new directory describes career opportunities in these and related security fields. The authors describe job designations in detail, and provide addresses, phone numbers, web sites, and a helpful glossary of Homeland Security terms. They also offer detailed advice on résumé preparation and making a good impression at a job interview. Additional information includes details on background checks and sources of specialized training that relate to homeland security. This brand new directory will be valued by a wide audience, including high school and college students, as well as law enforcement, military, and medical personnel who are looking to advance their careers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Adult/High School-A valuable guide. Opportunities are grouped under the categories defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: border and transportation security; emergency preparedness and response; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear countermeasures; information analysis and infrastructure protection (threat analysis-intelligence); and related military careers. Each position cited includes the rank designation and salary as well as both a main mission statement and homeland-security mission functions. Requirements for positions are provided including age, education, physical, and experience expectations. Other information includes whether internship and student programs exist, training locations, and where to apply, as well as the location of regional offices. Boxed factoids and inspirational quotes appear throughout. Most readers will find the section on the application process and background check extremely useful for navigating the federal hiring process successfully. Students will come away from this book with an understanding of the variety of skills needed and the many options available in this field.-Kathleen Ishii, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764123757
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.84(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author


Donald Hutton is a former New York State Executive Deputy Inspector General and U.S. Coast Guardsman, and author of Barron's Guide to Military Careers.

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