Job Overview


CBP Securing America's Borders
Whether on the frontlines or serving behind the scenes supporting our mission, the men and women of CBP are dedicated to keeping America safe. CBP counts on them. Our Nation counts on them. Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?

CBP Mission Statement:
The Department of Homeland Security (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.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career in the 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.

As a CBP Officer you will interact with individuals from many countries, therefore, CBP encourages applicants who are proficient in foreign languages such as Pashto; Hindi; Arabic; and Persian to apply.  During the application process you will be given an opportunity to indicate your proficiency in languages used around the world including but not limited to East European; West European; Central Eurasian; and Southwest Asia.

CBP encourages Women, Minorities and Veterans to apply for an exciting career with Customs and Border Protection, for more information about CBP's mission, activities and careers, please visit our website at:

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For more information and CBP’s mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: Our careers site also provides detailed information on the Customs and Border Protection Officer position at:

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Vacancy Announcement CBPO 13-1 has been amended to extend the closing date to Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

NOTE: This announcement will close at 11:59 EDT on the closing date, or on the day we have received a sufficient number of applicants who have registered.  We recommend that you register as soon as possible to receive consideration.

This announcement is open nationwide for all 12 geographic regions; however, CBP has identified a critical need for Officers in the northwest and northeast regions of the United States – see “Geographic Locations” for more information

The Salary listed in this announcement is based on the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) General Schedule (GS) salary tables for the Rest of the United States (RUS). To find the salary for the location for which you are applying to go to:


Customs and Border Protection Officer’s primary responsibilities include:

• Enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture laws and regulations;
• Detecting and preventing terrorists and weapons of mass destruction from entering the United States;
• 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 smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband.

  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations

    • CBP - Southwest US United States
    • CBP - Northwest US United States
    • CBP - Alaska United States
    • Honolulu, HI United States
    • CBP - Northeast US United States
    • CBP - Florida and Carribean United States
    • CBP - Midwest US United States
    • CBP - Southeast US United States
    • CBP - East Texas United States
    • CBP - West Coast United States
    • CBP - Central East Coast United States
    • CBP - Pacific United States