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The Federal Government is a good place to work.
Mission Support Specialist (Current Employee), Houston, TXOctober 28, 2014
My typical day at work includes answering phone calls in regards to setting up travel authorizations are any office related issue. We have contact with our vendors for paying our office accounts. I also take care of buying supplies for the office, furniture, pens, pencil, general office supplies. Sometimes we are tasked with helping inputing information – more... with our support staff.

We are the administrative section so we are pretty much involved in everything that happens in the office. We issue property, maintain vehicles, etc.

The hardest part of this job is dealing with some of the travelers, because they are so impatient. If we can get them to understand we are only the messenger and not the people making the rules. – less
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Politics
Disaster Generalist (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 27, 2014
Pros: compensation from govt is the best
Cons: job security, part time employment, no benefits for part time employees.
I learned first hand what politics are like. There were a lot of clicks and if you were not apart of the team you did not advance or get called for assignments.
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Federal Government Accounting : Financial Controls & Audit Remediation
Financial Controls & Risk Assessment Accountant (Current Employee), Washington, DCOctober 25, 2014
Pros: security with federal government
Cons: poor leadership and strategic planning/direction
Financial Controls & Audit Remediation - Work with Internal and External Auditing personnel assisting with various government audits and process testing associated with financial controls. Manage various projects and cross functional team in order to address deficiencies and remediate processes using process enhancements to eliminate deficiencies identified – more... thorough audit testing and analysis. Responsible for documenting various operational and reporting processes through SOPs (Standard Operational Procedures). Additional responsibilities include servicing as a Contract Officer's Representative (COR) managing various contracts and representing the U. S. Federal government with various contractors and vendors. Certified COR Level II with the Department of Homeland Security. – less
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Professional work environment, mission driven
Intern (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDOctober 24, 2014
Professional work environment with different types of employees all working towards the agency mission statement
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Great job, when it happens (for reservists)
IT / Telecommunications Specialist (Current Employee), all over the countryOctober 23, 2014
Pros: good pay, lots of travel, great work environment
Cons: not much work available these days
As a reservist for FEMA, you only work when there's a natural disaster and there's a declaration by the President that sends FEMA to the rescue. Lately, there hasn't been much activity. However, when you are 'deployed' you can expect a LOT of work, in a great environment and good compensation. It also doesn't hurt that you get to travel a lot, see new – more... places and meet new people. It's a great job, when it happens. – less
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For a short term company this was a blast to work for them
Instructor Trainer (Former Employee), Nashville, TNOctober 21, 2014
Pros: a new city every week
Cons: only going home once a month
Training classes to create TSA. Flew around the country teaching. Web base management. Each group was great to work for. 3 weeks on and 1 week off was tough but fun. meeting people and seeing the USA was the best part
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a great stepping/starting place
Information Technology SITE DIRECTOR/Manager (Current Employee), Washington, DCOctober 21, 2014
I loved every aspect of the job there with the exception of just sheer stupidity.
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Little Learned
Operational Support Assistant (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXOctober 20, 2014
Pros: high security
Cons: older building
* Job was a challenging and rewarding
* Not in office long enough to learn all duties
* too far from home
* Not something I longed to do throughout my life
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Transportation Security and always
Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXOctober 19, 2014
Pros: location; accommodations clear direction for organization
Cons: advancement in hr career field
The day starts with an update on last night’s events or lack of any security violations. Each day you learn how you position contributes the security of our nation's transportation systems. Manager are well informed on policies and procedures and must be ready to brief the Federal Security Director, TSA Officer and/or the general public. Co-worker are – more... professional first, then friends. One of the most supportive group of people one could meet. The Hardest part of the job is when a security breech accrued or when last minute or immediate protocol changes must be implemented. The most enjoyable part of the day when you can go home assured you accomplished your mission in keeping the Nation's Transportation Systems Safe. – less
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Great People
ADMINSTRATION ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Tafuna, American SamoaOctober 17, 2014
The atmosphere at work was always fun. Everyone was nice, respectful, caring, helpful.
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As a detailed instructor, I was able to instruct numerous federal officers.
Detailed Instructor FLETC (Former Employee), Charleston, SCOctober 16, 2014
Pros: it was an awesome responsibility knowing that what you taught could impact an officers career.
A great job! I was able to bring my career experience to the FLETC to teach new officers/agents.
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Awesome Intern
Student Intern (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 16, 2014
Pros: telework 2 days a week
Provided work experience in different department within the department of Homeland Security.
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Overall great place to work!
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COOctober 15, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits and work hours
Cons: too many supervisors fighting for ftes
My seven years with Homeland Security saw many changes within this organization. Management was very supportive when my parents became very ill and were very generous with taking time off as well has telecommuting. This made me want to work more and I ended up working far more hours from home and the hospital than I would have if I had stayed at the – more... office. My productivity went up as well as my overall moral. – less
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not the best place to work at
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 14, 2014
Cons: healthcare and pay
the most enjoyable part of the job was when the time arrived to leave work. Management is completely horrible. Favoritism seems to be very common in this work place. The customers/ travelers do not appreciate the job that these men and women do in any kind of way. We were always taken advantage of by everyone over all including management and customers – more... along with everyone up high in command in the agency. But other than that the pay was very decent with pretty good health benefits. – less
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LAW Regional Airport
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee), Lawton, OKOctober 14, 2014
Pros: close to my current residence and my co workers are great
Cons: it is only part time
I work part time as a Transportation Security Officer. I took the position because it is part time. Working part time was good for me because I am/was going to college full time and still serving in the U.S. Army reserves. It was my hope that this position could turn into full time employment, however that is no an option. So I am now seeking to return – more... to full time employment in the civilian sector. – less
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Screening passengers and their belongings for safe air travel.
Security Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 13, 2014
Screening passengers and their belongings for safe air travel.
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Great Pay
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLOctober 7, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: jacksonville airport...
For the amount of work it is extremely great pay. basic day is opening the checkpoint and screening passengers. Alot of politics since most management is prior military.
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Great Benefits
Telecommunication Specialist (Current Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 6, 2014
Great benefits and pay. Not a bad company to work for. In our job we work on all types of equipment and in most places management is great.
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Very productive workplace, management can be very friendly and helpful
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee), Seattle, WAOctober 5, 2014
Working for the TSA has its challenges as with any job. The people you work with can either make your day or make it a little bit annoying. The skills learned at TSA would become particularly useful for those wanting to enter into law enforcement. If an individual wanted to progress in a different department there are programs and volunteer opportunities – more... available that would help achieve that goal. The hardest part of the job honestly are two things: touching people, and no challenging aspects of the job; its very tedious and repetitive. The best part of the job, are co-workers and management. – less
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Challenging and rewarding workplace
Behavior Detection Officer (Current Employee), East Boston, MAOctober 5, 2014
An ever changing workplace full of challenges, terrific loyal and dedicated people.

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