Job Overview


Customs & Border Protection (CBP):  Securing America's Borders

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 resiliency 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 in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:

  • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see

Joining the CBP, Office of Air and marine will allow you to use your expertise for the detection, prevention, interdiction and apprehension of terrorists, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.  Apply for this exciting oppportunity to contribute to the total law enforcement mission of the Department of Homeland Security.  The starting salary of this position is $57,408 (GS-11, step 1). 

Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. Citizens.  Individuals who are eligible under a Special Appointing Authority should refer to the “Special Appointing Authority” paragraph in the” Other” Section of this vacancy announcement.

If you previously applied to VIN 771569 and are currently in the pre-employment process, you do not need to reapply to this announcement.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see

Organizational Location:  This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, throughout the Southwestern United States and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  To view a list of the available duty locations, refer to the Additional Duty Location Info section at the end of this announcement. 

Duty Locations:  Placement will be made based on the needs of the agency as vacancies occur.  Although the online application process will ask you to select one preferred location, you will not be guaranteed placement at that location.

Note:  Although this announcement is advertised for multiple duty locations, it is not intended to convey the expectation that positions will be filled at all duty locations.  However, more than one selection may be made at more than one location.


You will serve as a CBP Air Interdiction Agent flying airplanes and/or helicopters to perform aviation law enforcement operations to detect, interdict and prevent acts of terrorism and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and other contraband toward or across the borders of the United States.


You will be converted to the CBP Air Interdiction Agent, GS-1881-11 (Full Performance Level GS-13) after successful completion of Federal Law Enforcement Training.  Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Conducting air to air, air to water and air to ground border interdiction of people and conveyances illegally crossing US borders.
  • Performing interdiction duties that include intelligence gathering, detecting, intercepting, tracking, apprehending, testifying and acting as liaison with other Federal, State, local, tribal and foreign law enforcement agencies.
  • Developing strategies to track aircraft, vessels and people to accomplish an effective and successful interdiction.
  • Gathering and sharing intelligence information on illegal activities or potential acts of terrorism with internal customers, the general aviation and marine communities and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Testifying under oath before a grand jury, Federal court proceedings and/or other legal proceedings.


  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations

    • El Centro, CA United States
    • McAllen, TX United States
    • Marfa, TX United States
    • Alpine, TX United States
    • Sacramento, CA United States
    • El Paso, TX United States
    • Albuquerque, NM United States
    • Uvalde, TX United States
    • Yuma, AZ United States
    • San Antonio, TX United States
    • San Diego, CA United States
    • Deming, NM United States
    • Del Rio, TX United States
    • Aguadilla, PR United States
    • Houston, TX United States
    • Riverside, CA United States
    • San Angelo, TX United States
    • Sierra Vista, AZ United States
    • Laredo, TX United States
    • Tucson, AZ United States