Agency: US Custom and Border Protection
Location: Multiple Locations
Industry: Protective Service
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
· CBP - BPA Arizona, United States
· CBP - BPA South Texas, United States
· CBP - BPA West Texas / New Mexico, United States
Closes: Friday 4/7/2017·
Salary Range: $40,511.00 to $53,319.00 / Per Year
Customs & Border Protection (CBP): Securing America's Borders
Border Patrol Agents (BPA) may be eligible for overtime pay (up to an additional 25% of salary). Border Patrol Agents (BPA) may also have a higher starting salary based on their duty location. Please visit the OPM website for more information.
Border Patrol Agent (BPA) is a polygraph-designated position. You must complete and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position.
The video: Border Patrol – Protecting the Homeland emphasizes the importance of Border Patrol's 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 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). Please see the Benefits section below for more salary information.
Applying early, completing the BPA Experience Record assessment, and scheduling the online entrance exam as soon as possible will ensure the most options for testing. The last day of online testing ends April 21, 2017.
This announcement is open to VRA-eligible applicants. Please see the Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans for more information.
CBP encourages women, minorities, and veterans to apply for an exciting career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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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
· Occasional Travel
· Travel may be required based on operational needs
· 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
· You must have a valid driver's license