Job Overview


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

  • Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws

  • 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 visit our website at:

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Who May Apply:  All U.S. citizens who have been accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate program in an accredited/qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time schedule.  Educational program in physical science, engineering, or mathmatics is preferred.  For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please visit

Organizational Location:  This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology. 

Note:  One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.  Start dates for selectees outside CBP’s current workforce could be delayed until February 2014. 

The salary shown above is the "Rest of the United States" pay for the GS-02 thru GS-04. Salaries vary by grade level and are adjusted for the locality. The following link displays the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed select the last table titled, "Rest of the United States


·         Supports the supervisor and/or higher-grade professionals in the performance of chemical, physical, electronic microscopic and other tests as required

·         Assists in the writing of papers and managements briefs

·         Cleans, prepares and tests instrumentation under the supervision of higher graded professionals

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    8 vacancies in the following locations

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Savannah, GA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Newark, NJ
    • San Juan, PR
    • Houston, TX
    • Springfield, VA