U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at select locations.
As a key component of the Department of Homeland Security’s frontline defense, a CBP officer’s primary responsibility is to detect and prevent terrorists, their weapons, and other threats from entering the United States while facilitating legitimate trade and travel.
This requires enforcing more than 400 laws related to trade, contraband, agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of individuals.
An applicant for the CBP officer position must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the United States for the past three years; must be referred for selection prior to their 40th birthday (preference-eligible veterans or those with prior civilian federal law enforcement experience are exempt from maximum age requirement); possess three years of general work experience or a Bachelor’s degree in any area. In addition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, structured interview, drug test, background investigation, and polygraph examination.
An incentive of 25 percent of the basic/locality pay for the first three years is available for certain hard to fill locations. To receive the bonus, the applicant must commit to staying at that duty location for three years.
CBP offers a unique opportunity for veterans to continue serving their country in an environment that appreciates the hard-earned knowledge, skills, and abilities veterans gain through serving on the front lines.
For more information on current positions, click HERE.