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 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).
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.
Key Requirements
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


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