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    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 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. The Air Interdiction Agent position starts at a salary of $59,246 (GS-11 grade level), with promotion potential to $84,443 (GS-13 grade level). Apply to this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's and our partners' ability to perform their homeland security functions by doing the following:

    • Conduct air to air, air to water, and air to ground border interdiction of people and conveyances illegally crossing U.S. borders
    • Patrol oceans, lakes, and rivers to prevent the illegal entry of weapons of terror
    • Prohibit illegal narcotics and prevent the entry of undocumented aliens

    Due to the extensive pre-employment screening process, we are actively recruiting to fill future Air Interdiction Agent (AIA) vacancies within AMO. If you are interested in a career with CBP as an AIA, we encourage you to apply to this announcement.

          We expect applicants from this announcement to Enter on Duty (EOD) within 18 to 24 months.

    For detailed information on the Air Interdiction Agent position, please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/careers/join-cbp/which-cbp-career/air-and-marine

    For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see http://www.cbp.gov/. Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorder

    CBP encourages women, minorities, and veterans to apply for an exciting career with Customs and Border Protection.

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    You will serve as a CBP Air Interdiction Agent performing air law enforcement operations involving the detection, prevention, interdiction and apprehension of terrorist, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States. Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

    • Operate Unmanned Aerial Systems performing law enforcement missions
    • 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

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You will be required to travel frequently. This may require extended foreign and domestic, Temporary Duty (TDY) assignments.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433489400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.