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August 17, 2023San Juan, PR, United StatesOperational

HSI San Juan announces job openings for women and bilingual candidates

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is recruiting criminal investigators for Puerto Rico and the United States.

HSI is opening two job announcements. One is specifically geared toward women with the intention of increasing diversity. The agency’s goal is to employ 30% women agents by 2030. The second call is specific to Puerto Rico and requires candidates to be Spanish-proficient.

The call for applications will open Aug. 22, on the federal government's digital job platform, The job series is 1811, criminal investigator, under Homeland Security Investigations. Candidates will have five days to apply. The agency will not accept applications after Aug. 27.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor's degree in any field, be between the ages of 21 and 37. For the bilingual position, candidates must be able to read, write and speak English and Spanish. All candidates must pass a rigorous background investigation, a physical examination and drug test.

HSI offers several benefits, including the Thrift Savings Plan, law enforcement availability pay, health care coverage, retirement plans, life insurance plans and more.

HSI San Juan acting Special Agent in Charge Rebecca Gonzalez-Ramos urges candidates to consider a career in law enforcement.

"Working for HSI is about making a difference — not only for our nation, but for our island. As a Puerto Rican woman, I am honored to have selected this career at a young age and to have directed all my energies into contributing to the security of my nation. I encourage you to join our team and develop to your fullest potential as part of your country's security team.”

As part of its mission, HSI investigates the illegal cross-border movement of people, goods and money into and out of the United States. In Puerto Rico and around the world, HSI pursues cases and initiatives such as narcotics smuggling, child exploitation, transnational criminal organizations, human smuggling and trafficking, cybercrime, identity and benefit fraud, terrorism and national security threats, and money laundering.

For more information on these and other federal government job opportunities, we encourage you to create a profile on and set up alerts for the branches of your interest.

HSI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI's workforce of more than 8,700 employees is comprised of more than 6,000 special agents stationed in 237 U.S. cities and 93 overseas locations in 56 countries. HSI's international presence represents the largest DHS investigative law enforcement presence overseas and one of the largest in U.S. law enforcement.

Updated: 08/17/2023