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What are the basic requirements for employment?

What are the basic requirements for employment?

U.S. Citizenship: United States citizenship; proof of citizenship required, if selected.

Residency: Meet one or more of the following primary residence criteria for the last three years prior to submitting an application for employment: a) resided in the United States or its protectorates or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); b) worked for the U.S. government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or c) been a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee serving overseas.

Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Examples of state-side coverage information include: the state-side address of the company headquarters where the applicant's personnel file is located, the state-side address of the Professor in charge of the applicant's "Study Abroad" program, the church records for the applicant's overseas church missions, and/or the state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with the applicant while overseas. If selected for a position, applicants must provide this information when completing the Residency Requirement form.

Background Security Investigation: Successfully complete a background investigation before being appointed (to include successful completion of a polygraph exam for law enforcement office positions).

Drug Testing: If in a drug testing position (e.g., Border Patrol Agent, Customs and Border Protection Officer, Intel Specialist), submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result before being appointed.