Homeland Security to Recruit Climate Professionals

They will seek recent graduates for two-year program. 

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would create a new program to recruit experts focused on climate change. The Climate Change Professionals Program seeks to attract recent graduates and current federal employees to work with DHS on climate-related goals 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “This program will develop the next generation of climate experts, improve climate literacy throughout the Department, and help us execute our Climate Action Plan to remain mission-resilient while reducing our own impacts on the environment,” he added.  

The two-year program will be run by the DHS Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a Climate Change Professional accreditation from the Association of Climate Change Officers and be eligible for permanent, full-time positions at DHS. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the federal employees and college graduates who will be recruited into the DHS climate program. 
  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they focus on climate-related issues, including flooding, extreme heat, drought, and wildfires. 
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to have discernment as he supports the focus on environmental concerns in terms of a national security threat. 

Sources: The Hill, Department of Homeland Security 


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