Career Direct Opportunities

Information Control Specialists (Enlisted)

Information control is essential for keeping military data and communications private and secure. Threats to sensitive information can be prevented through effective information control programs. Information control specialists safeguard sensitive material and arrange for delivery by courier. They provide adequate protection for material from receipt through delivery or storage; prepare classified correspondence; and manage administrative functions and security procedures for various security programs (e.g., Special Security Program, Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Program, Communications Security [COMSEC] Program).

DC Fire and EMS Cadet Program

The Fire Cadet Program is a one-year program that provides District of Columbia residents, between the ages of 18 and 21 years old, the opportunity to become members of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DC FEMS). During the program, Cadets attain their National Registry EMT, Firefighter I & II, and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certificates. The Cadets participate in a department rotation where they are exposed and acclimated to all aspects of the DC FEMS Department.


DCIA coordinates, trains, screens, and recruits District residents to fulfill the needs of the infrastructure industry and infrastructure jobs with leading companies in this high-demand field. Having a criminal background does not disqualify you, all incidents must be disclosed. Specialize in serving Ward 7 and 8 residents (stipend for classes $16.10/hr)

Solar Works

DCIA coordinates, trains, screens, and recruits District residents to fulfill the needs of the infrastructure industry and infrastructure jobs with leading companies in this high-demand field. Having a criminal background does not disqualify you, all incidents must be disclosed. Specialize in serving Ward 7 and 8 residents (stipend for classes $16.10/hr)

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians

Join DC’s bravest as we strive for excellence in emergency preparedness, education and response and be part of a team of diverse, well trained, and committed first responders providing the highest quality of Fire and Emergency Medical Services to the residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. This position is located in the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) and is responsible for improving the life of residents of the District of Columbia by providing the most effective and efficient services in protecting lives and property. DCFEMS provides quality, compassionate and competent state of the art basic and advanced life support emergency medical care to the acutely ill or injured patient and provides expeditious transportation to the appropriate hospital around the clock, 365 days a year.

Metro Police Department Cadets

The Police Cadet Program is designed to prepare candidates for entrance into the Metropolitan Police Officer Recruit Program and ensures that a steady stream of District of Columbia youth are actively recruited as future police officers. Cadets are 17-24 year-old uniformed civilian employees, working part time for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) while attending the University of the District of Columbia. The Department funds up to 60 college credits to enable District residents with a high school degree from a District high school or a GED to meet the college education requirement. Cadets must earn up to sixty (60) college credits at the University of the District of Columbia Community College to satisfy MPD's police recruit entrance requirement. The program helps cadets develop the leadership and analytical thinking skills required to meet the challenges of their complex roles as problem-solvers, service providers, and professionals in the criminal justice system of the 21st century. Recruits will spend part of their time working specific job assignments to support the day-to-day operations of the MPD, perform rotating assignments among the districts and divisions, and gain familiarization with the daily operations of the Department. ***Cadets will get a $5,000 conversion bonus when they become officers and they are eligible for the $6,000 in rental housing assistance once they become recruits.

Drywall Finisher Apprentice

Tapers, or Drywall Finishers prepare the panels for painting by taping and finishing the joints and imperfections in the drywall surface. A Drywall Decorator will provide a decorative finish to the installed and prepared drywall panels. Drywall consists of a thin layer of gypsum between two layers of heavy paper. It is both faster and cheaper to install than plaster and is, therefore, widely used today in most buildings on both ceilings and walls. A Drywall Finisher Apprentice is expected to do the following jobs: Tape joints and touch up nail holes, scrapes, and other imperfections; Install corner guards, conceal openings around pipes; Perform mathematical calculations and read blueprints; Estimate the cost of installing and finishing drywall; provide decorative wall coverings to finished drywall panels.

Commercial Painter/Wall Cover Apprentice

Commercial Painters apply decorative and protective finishes. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco, and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings, and special decorative finishes. Commercial Painters are employed by construction companies, painting contractors, or building maintenance contractors. They work on projects such as building interiors, exteriors, residential high rises, and wall covering work. Some painters work for years on a single site; others may work for contractors that rarely work on the same site more than once.

Glazier/Architectural Metal Apprentice

An Architectural Glass and Metal Worker, called a Glazier, is responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing, and removing all types of glass. Work in the glazing field includes both high end and commercial projects. Commercial projects may include improving energy efficiency; using various techniques and materials to incorporate good weatherization strategies; installing glass mirrors, shower doors; fitting glass for tabletops and display cases; and installing items such as heavy, decorative room dividers or security windows. Other glazing projects may involve replacing storefront windows for establishments such as supermarkets, auto dealerships, or banks. In the construction of large commercial buildings, glaziers build metal framework extrusions and install glass panels or curtain walls. Glaziers are continuously promoting the application of green technology with the use of solar performance and sustainability in the glazing trade. The glazing trade is specifically focused on energy efficient retrofitting projects as well as the design and installation of energy efficient weatherization materials and solar technology in commercial applications.

Coating Applicator Specialist Apprentice

Bridge and Industrial Painters – Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist also Coating Application Specialists (CAS). Bridge and Industrial Painters apply techniques to prepare substrates for coating and lining application. Techniques may include removal of rust, mill scale and previously applied hazardous coating utilizing industry-specific tools and techniques. Bridge and Industrial Painters (CAS) apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures, such as bridges and towers; waterfront structure, such as locks and dams, ship hulls, offshore platforms, bulkheads, and piers; metal and manufacturing facilities; chemical and processing facilities, such as food processing; food and beverage plants; water and wastewater processing facilities; and conventional and nuclear power generation facilities.