Agency: US Customs and Border Protection
Location: Multiple Locations
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Closes Friday 3/31/2017
Customs & Border Protection (CBP): Securing America's Borders
A fully trained Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) is eligible for up to $35,000 in overtime pay. The starting salary for this position may be higher in certain duty locations, please visit the OPM website for information. If you select one of the following duty locations you may be eligible to receive an additional 25% of your salary each year for the first 3 years of employment on top of overtime pay. This incentive only applies to new federal employees and is dependent upon the availability of funds.
Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) is a polygraph-designated position. You must complete and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position.
The video: Securing America's Ports of Entry emphasizes the importance of CBP Field Operations' frontline role in helping CBP accomplish its mission. For more information on CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at CBP.gov.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Discover a challenging and rewarding career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders. CBP employees protect our Nation's borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate travel and trade. The Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) position starts at a salary of $32,844 (GS-5 grade level), with promotion potential in 4 years to the GS-12 grade level with a salary of $72,168 (upon successful performance). Please see the Benefits section below for more salary information.
Applying early, completing the CBP Officer Experience Record, and scheduling the online test as soon as possible will ensure the most options for testing. The last day of online testing is April 14, 2017.
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Being a Customs and Border Protection Officer makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments include:
· Enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture law and regulations;
· Facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel;
· Conducting inspections of individuals and conveyances;
· Determining the admissibility of individuals for entry into the United States; and
· Preventing the illegal entry of individuals and prohibited goods and the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband.
· Occasional Travel
· Travel may be required based on operational needs
· You must successfully pass a polygraph examination
· You must successfully pass a background investigation
· Convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are disqualifying
· You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
· You must have resided in the U.S. for at least 3 of the last 5 years
· Referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waiver for veterans)
· You must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standards
· You will be required to work regular and recurring shift work
· You will be required to carry a firearm
· You must have a valid driver's license