Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Breadcrumb

  1. Home

Secret Service star in blue

Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report | Honored to Serve

Join Us!

Come join a diverse team at one of the most elite law enforcement agencies in the world. Our workforce routinely witnesses historical events and creates a lasting impact for generations to come.

Call us at 888-813-USSS Deaf and Hard of Hearing EOE 202-406-5370

 

Job Type

Pie chart describing the distribution of Secret Service job types.
  •  
    Special Agent (SA) 47.9%
  •  
    Administrative, Professional, Technical (APT) 25.1%
  •  
    Technical Law Enforcement 4.0%
  •  
    Student 1.3%

Gender

  • 24.3%
    75.7%
  •  
    Female 24.3%
  •  
    Male 75.7%

Age

  • <19 | 0.1%
     
  • 20-29 | 19.2%
     
  • 30-39 | 27.3%
     
  • 40-49 | 29.4%
     
  • 50-59 | 20.0%
     
  • 60+ | 4.0%
     

By the Numbers

  • 7,918 Total Employees
  • 41 Average Age
  • 11.9 Average Years of Federal Service

Veteran Status

  • 20.5%
    79.5%
  •  
    Veteran 20.5%
  •  
    Non-Veteran 79.5%

Careers at the Secret Service

 

Special Agents

The job of a Secret Service Special Agent carries with it a weight and responsibility that few in the general public know of or could understand. The Secret Service offers qualified individuals a challenging and fulfilling opportunity to investigate complex cyber and financial crimes, serve on protective details, and conduct specialty assignments throughout their careers.

 

Specialized Programs

  • Counter Assault Team
  • Cyber Fraud Task Forces
  • Polygraph
  • Hazardous Agent Mitigation Emergency Response
 

Uniformed Division Officers

Our Uniformed Division’s mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for Secret Service protectees. Throughout its history, the Uniformed Division has accomplished this mission through individuals who embody honor, integrity, and a commitment to excellence.

 

Specialized Programs

  • Canine
  • Counter Sniper Team
  • Crime Scene Search Unit
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Office of Training
  • Outreach Branch
  • Special Operations
 

Technical Law Enforcement

Technical Law Enforcement employees support the Special Agents and Uniformed Division officers in their duties. These professionals are trained in both protective and investigative techniques but are also specialized in key operational and technological focus areas to support the integrated mission of investigation and protection.

 

Opportunities

  • Investigative Protection Officer
  • Protective Armored Specialist
  • Technical Security Officer
 

Administrative, Professional, Technical

The Secret Service employs a cadre of mission-driven professionals from a wide variety of disciplines to ensure overall mission success. From Criminal Research Specialists to Civil Engineers, the diverse specialists in the administrative, professional, and technical occupations are members of this elite team, driven by honor and share a deep commitment to excellence.

 

Opportunities

  • Attorney-Advisor
  • Biologist
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Fingerprint Specialist
  • Investigative Analyst
  • Photographer (Forensics)
  • Writer/Editor

Student Employment Opportunities

Opportunities for high school to graduate students, and all in between, to learn from an elite group of individuals who are among the brightest and most committed in the nation.

Internship Program

The Student Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school with flexible scheduling.

Recent Graduates Program

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal government and is intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.

Special Advisor Program

The Special Advisor Program is a unique public-sector internal consulting opportunity. Individuals are recruited from top MBA programs across the country with the goal of applying private-sector best practices in the government environment.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The PMF program is a flagship leadership development program for those with advanced degrees. This program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of future Federal Government leaders.

A yellow line with stars
Secret Service star word cloud

What does a
career with
the Secret Service

mean to you?

A yellow line with stars