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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 Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA) position starts at a salary of $50,600 (GL-9 grade level), with promotion potential to $71,012 (GS-12 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: 


    ·        Conducts maritime patrols and interdictions at sea, on lakes, and rivers to prevent the illegal entry of weapons of terror

    ·        Conducts interdiction operations against national security threats to include, illegal drugs and undocumented alien smuggling

    ·        Conduct joint investigations with other agencies related to border security in the maritime environment, employing multiple investigative techniques and capabilities

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

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

    The MIA position requires that you possess one of the following Merchant Mariner Credentials: Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels License (OUPV) or Master’s License or Deck’s Mate License.

    Learn more about what a MIA does by viewing our Podcast 

    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 Marine Interdiction Agent performing marine 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:

    • Serving as an Air and Maine Operations (AMO) vessel commander or crew member in law enforcement operations utilizing CBP marine assets.
    • Conducting maritime patrols, surveillance and pursuit activities related to the interdiction of smuggled contraband via land, air, and sea.
    • Conducting high speed vessel pursuits and intercepts of suspect vessels under adverse and sometimes hazardous conditions during the hours of darkness and in times of foul/inclement weather.
    • Searching vessels and/or persons to gather evidence to support allegations of criminal or terrorist activity.
    • Conducting independent and joint investigations.
    • Working closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to gather/share intelligence information regarding illegal maritime activity to include identifying and preventing potential acts of terrorism.

    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/435830800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.