Homeland Security Program Chief

Job description          

The Homeland Security Program Chief is responsible for coordinating and supervising the day-to-day activities of the Homeland Security Unit (HSU). The HSU is responsible for oversight and management of several statewide programs that provide prevention, protection and response capabilities, as well as managing multiple years of federal homeland security grants.
Who May Apply
This position, (Job Requisition # 2550), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Environmental Factors
Normal office working conditions generally prevail with some required travel to various localities throughout the State, Country or Internationally for which private means of transportation may be required. Emergency management drills and actual emergencies require performance outside of normal duty hours. On-call status may be required during certain periods.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree AND five (5) years or more of experience at a professional level in homeland security or law enforcement INCLUDING one (1) year or more of supervisory experience.


Bachelor's degree AND ten (10) years or more of experience at a professional level in homeland security or law enforcement INCLUDING one (1) year or more of supervisory experience.


Fifteen (15) years or more of experience at a professional level in homeland security or law enforcement INCLUDING one (1) year or more of supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in finance, program and policy planning.
Special Requirements
Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include a DHS Security Clearance at the Secret level, finger-print supported Criminal Records, Motor Vehicle records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).
Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

80% State paid medical premium

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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