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United States Coast Guard

Department of Homeland Security

Semper Paratus - Always Ready

Careers at the U.S. Coast Guard

You don't have to enlist to join the U.S. Coast Guard. A workforce of over 8,500 civilians provide essential services in diverse business and technical fields while enjoying superior workplace training and excellent federal benefits in positions located across the U.S. There are over 200 series within the civilian workforce including, but are not limited to: computers/IT, economics/finance, engineering, marine safety, law, medicine, procurement, contract management, security/intelligence, trades/craft/labor, and vessel traffic management.

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Now Hiring People with Disabilities for

  • Computers/IT
  • Economics/Finance
  • Engineering
  • Marine Safety
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management
  • Security/Intelligence
  • Trades/Craft/Labor
  • Vessel Traffic Management
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About the U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is the principal Federal agency responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways. In this capacity, the Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. As one of the five Armed Services of the United States, the Coast Guard is the only military branch within the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to its role as an Armed Service, the Coast Guard is a first responder and humanitarian service that provides aid to people in distress or impacted by natural and man-made disasters whether at sea or ashore. The Coast Guard is a member of the Intelligence Community, and is a law enforcement and regulatory agency with broad legal authorities associated with maritime transportation, hazardous materials shipping, bridge administration, oil spill response, pilotage, and vessel construction and operation.