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    I'm majoring in International Transportation and Trade and Minoring in Maritime Security.

    How can I more directly tie this in with homeland? Anyone know what type of jobs would be availible with that major/minor? I want to try and get a job working homeland out of college or be a police officer as soon as I get out with an agency in maryland that is tied in with homeland and follow up homeland later. Anyone have any idea how I could do that with this type of major and has anyone went down that road before and can share experiences? I kno homeland has only been around since 01' but anyone tried to go down the road atleast and can share what they know?

    "Der Schmerz ist vorübergehend, Stolz ist für immer"



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    You really need to be more specific. I assume you are referring to a position with the Department of Homeland Security. There are many different LEO and non-LEO jobs within DHS.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gotts56 View Post
      I'm majoring in International Transportation and Trade and Minoring in Maritime Security.

      How can I more directly tie this in with homeland? Anyone know what type of jobs would be availible with that major/minor? I want to try and get a job working homeland out of college or be a police officer as soon as I get out with an agency in maryland that is tied in with homeland and follow up homeland later. Anyone have any idea how I could do that with this type of major and has anyone went down that road before and can share experiences? I kno homeland has only been around since 01' but anyone tried to go down the road atleast and can share what they know?
      The bulk of entry level positions within DHS will either require you to have one year prior time in grade (TIG) at a pay grade specified in an announcement, a Bachelors (or higher) degree in any field, or a combination of work experience and education. The more you are able to bring to the table (i.e. a Bachelors degree, a full year at the GL/GS 05 level, a full year at the GL/GS 07 level, etc.), the higher the initial starting pay grade you will start off as. There will always be variations on these themes, but for the most part this is what you will be looking forward to, as far as your pursuit of a job with DHS (or in the government as a whole, for that matter). As far as your current major and minor are concerned, it really does not matter what they are in. The pivotal point that makes them matter, is whether or not you have completed your studies in them and graduated with a degree. You could have a degree in Physics, or a degree in Art History, in the end it is that you have the degree and not so much what the degree is in that will matter most. Lastly, if an applicant has no degree, but has a measureable amount of work experience relative to the position they are applying for, then they could conceivably start at the same pay grade as the applicant with a degree. Make sense? No? Welcome to the G!
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        Originally posted by ICEAGENT View Post
        You really need to be more specific. I assume you are referring to a position with the Department of Homeland Security. There are many different LEO and non-LEO jobs within DHS.
        I understand what you mean. I have seen ICE Cars around my area that interests me some. Really any job I could get within DHS. In today's economy, I will take whatever they can offer me. I just trying to see what kind of job would be a good choice for me inside DHS. They have a lot of jobs, way more than I know. Some of you who work with DHS could tell me better than I could tell you. Coming from a military maritime college with a minor in maritime security, does DHS have anything that would be considered a good fit for me?

        it's either do something in DHS or become a police officer with a dept that has homeland ties like MdTA... they are in charge of all the bridges and tunnels in maryland and play a role in marylands homeland security.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Twoisone View Post
          The bulk of entry level positions within DHS will either require you to have one year prior time in grade (TIG) at a pay grade specified in an announcement, a Bachelors (or higher) degree in any field, or a combination of work experience and education. The more you are able to bring to the table (i.e. a Bachelors degree, a full year at the GL/GS 05 level, a full year at the GL/GS 07 level, etc.), the higher the initial starting pay grade you will start off as. There will always be variations on these themes, but for the most part this is what you will be looking forward to, as far as your pursuit of a job with DHS (or in the government as a whole, for that matter). As far as your current major and minor are concerned, it really does not matter what they are in. The pivotal point that makes them matter, is whether or not you have completed your studies in them and graduated with a degree. You could have a degree in Physics, or a degree in Art History, in the end it is that you have the degree and not so much what the degree is in that will matter most. Lastly, if an applicant has no degree, but has a measureable amount of work experience relative to the position they are applying for, then they could conceivably start at the same pay grade as the applicant with a degree. Make sense? No? Welcome to the G!
          Thank you for your input on all of this.

          I have considered going into the Coast Guards Direct Commission Program after college as an Intelligence Officer. I think that would help me out with experience. I talked to the recruited about a week ago and asked if they would consider my major good enough to be considered an intelligence major. He told me they probably would and he told me since I would be coming from a military college, that they would deffinatly take me because of the military aspect of things and he told me I was a shoe in. Hopefully the recruiter is right down the road. He did say it all depends on who is running the program though.

          Being that the USCG is attached to DHS, I think that would be a perfect fit for experience before getting a job at DHS.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gotts56 View Post
            Thank you for your input on all of this.

            I have considered going into the Coast Guards Direct Commission Program after college as an Intelligence Officer. I think that would help me out with experience. I talked to the recruited about a week ago and asked if they would consider my major good enough to be considered an intelligence major. He told me they probably would and he told me since I would be coming from a military college, that they would deffinatly take me because of the military aspect of things and he told me I was a shoe in. Hopefully the recruiter is right down the road. He did say it all depends on who is running the program though.

            Being that the USCG is attached to DHS, I think that would be a perfect fit for experience before getting a job at DHS.
            Given your background, I would suggest looking into being a Marine Interdiction Agent with CBP, or any of the announced positions that the Coast Guard currently has. You can find these at http://www.usajobs.gov/.
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            • #7
              Thanks bro, I have heard about this and heard it is very hard to get into... I will deff check this out. Thanks again.

              "Der Schmerz ist vorübergehend, Stolz ist für immer"


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