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 Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your technical and administrative expertise to safeguard the U.S. commercial supply chains. This position starts at a salary of $31,628 (GS-5 step 1) with promotion potential to GS-11. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by enforcing import laws related to international trade agreements, admissibility standards and revenue collection.

Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Organizational Location: This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Boston Field Office (Portland, ME; Saint Albans, VT), Los Angeles Field Office (Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA), New York Field Office (Newark, NJ; Queens, NY), San Francisco Field Office (Honolulu, HI; San Francisco, CA).

Geographic Location:  You will be asked to identify your duty location preference in the on-line application process. You may select only ONE location where you would be willing to work.

One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.

Salary: The following link displays the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the last table list "Rest of the United States".


In this Import Specialist position, you will become a key member of a team of homeland security professionals responsible for all import requirements. Typical work assignments include:

  • Determining admissibility of merchandise and making other import-related decisions
  • Screening entry document packages for full range of regulatory and legal requirements
  • Verifying tariff classification and appraising imported articles and products

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be required to travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    22 vacancies in the following locations

    • Long Beach, CA
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Honolulu, HI
    • Portland, ME
    • Newark, NJ
    • Queens, NY
    • Saint Albans, VT