Customs and Border Protection Officer (Direct Hire)

US Customs and Border Protection

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.

Closing Date: 9/30/19

Salary : $33,949 to $99,670 per year

US Customs and Border Protection Officer


Firearm Proficiency: Firearm proficiency is required for all CBP Officers and is part of the training provided.

Probationary Period: You must serve a one-year probationary period during the first year of your initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment.

Selective Service Registration: Males born after 12/31/59 must verify registration; to verify your registration OR request a Status Information Letter go to https://www.sss.gov/Home/Verification.

Formal Training: You will complete a paid pre-academy orientation for approximately 30 days at your home port prior to attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) for approximately 17 - 19 weeks at Glynco, GA. Candidates selected for duty locations where they are required to be proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish will be required to either pass a Spanish language proficiency examination or attend a 6-week long Spanish immersion class at FLETC.

Uniform: This position requires wearing an officially approved uniform while in a duty status.

Residency Requirement: If you are not a current CBP employee you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three (3) of the last five (5) years, prior to completing an application for CBP employment:
1. Resided (lived) in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); or
2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
3. Been a dependent of a US federal or military employee serving overseas
Exceptions may be granted to the above requirement if you can provide complete state-side coverage information required to make a waiver determination.

Driver's License: You must possess a valid driver's license.

Shift Work/Overtime: You must be willing and available to work rotating shifts. You may also be rotated between assignments and work units. You may be required to work overtime on a regular and recurring basis. Fully trained officers may be compensated up to $45,000 in overtime in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

You must meet job-related medical, fitness, background and drug-testing standards.