US Customs and Border Protection
Job Description
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 Border Patrol Agent (BPA) position starts at a salary of $40,511 (GL-5 grade level), and offers promotion potential in 4 years to the GS-12 grade level with a salary of $72,168 (upon successful performance).
Apply to this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's and our partners' ability to perform their homeland security functions by doing the following: patrol international land borders and coastal waters; detect and prevent the illegal entry and smuggling of aliens into the United States; detect and prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering into the United States; prevent the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics and contraband into the United States.
Being a Border Patrol Agent makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments include: detecting, preventing, and apprehending undocumented aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land borders by maintaining surveillance from covert positions; responding to electronic sensor alarms; interpreting and following tracks, marks and other physical evidence; using infrared scopes during night operations; responding to aircraft sighting and other anti-smuggling activities; performing farm and ranch checks, traffic checks, city patrols, and transportation checks.
Key Requirements
You must successfully pass a polygraph exam
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
Referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waiver for Veterans)
You must have resided in the U.S. for at least 3 of the last 5 years
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are disqualifying
You will be required to carry a firearm
You will be required to work regular and recurring shift work
You must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standards
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