Careers at DCSA

Over 100 federal agencies rely on our work to help secure and clear the facilities, people, and systems used to keep our nation safe. The men and women of our organization keep the nation's most sensitive information secure - we are America's Gatekeepers!

Working for DCSA

At DCSA, you'll use your skills to protect America's trusted workforce, trusted workspaces, and classified information. By helping build and oversee our various services and applications, training opportunities, and protecting our evolving threats to national security - you'll be on the frontline with us.

Where We Work

DCSA Headquarters is located on Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, right outside of the Nation's Capital in Washington, DC. DCSA also has offices located on United States Army Base, Fort Meade, in Maryland. Additionally, the Agency has an office for the Federal Investigations Processing Center in Boyers, Pennsylvania.

Vetting Risk Operations is located in Hanover, Maryland.

The Center for Development of Security Excellence is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

The National Center for Credibility Assessment is located on United States Army Base, Fort Jackson, in Columbia, South Carolina.

The Agency also has 167 Regional and Field Offices throughout the United States.

Roles We Hire For

DCSA offers interesting and challenging work for people with an interest in contributing to the security of the United States. The workforce consists of:

  • Personnel Security Specialists/Investigators
  • Adjudicators
  • Background Investigators
  • Industrial Security Representatives
  • Information Technology (IT) Professionals
  • Counterintelligence (CI) Specialists and Analysts
  • Information System Security Professionals
  • Insider Threat Professionals
  • Center for Development of Security Excellence Professionals 
  • Industrial Security Policy Specialists 
DCSA also has jobs in support roles in such fields as acquisitions, cyber security, financial management, public affairs, HR, and administration. 

All our positions are covered under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) and are in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.