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 $54,035 (GS-1889-09, step 1) with promotion potential to $84,990 (GS-1889-11, step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by enforcing import laws related to international trade agreements, admissibility standards and revenue collection.
This announcement will be used to fill Import Specialist GS-09 and GS-11 positions.
NOTE:  Please read the announcement in its entirety, especially the "How to Apply" section.  Failure to follow specific application instructions as indicated may result in an ineligible rating.
Who May Apply:
•Open to all U.S. Citizens.

•Eligible candidates can also apply to MHCDE(ACWA)-1164581-MMS (GS-5 and GS-7 only).
•For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see

Positions filled under this announcement are with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, New York Field Office, JFK International Airport (Queens), NY, and the Port of New York (Newark), NJ. One or more selections can be made using this job opportunity announcement.


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