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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 border patrol agent position starts at a salary of $39,858 (GL-5 grade level), and offers promotion potential in 4 years to the GS-12 grade level with a salary of $71,012 (upon successful performance). Apply to this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's and our partners' ability to perform their homeland security functions by doing the following:

    • Patrol international land borders and coastal waters
    • Detect and prevent the illegal entry and smuggling of aliens into the United States
    • Detect and prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering into the United States
    • Prevent the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics and contraband into the United States
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    The video: Border Patrol – Protecting the Homeland emphasizes the importance of Border Patrol's frontline role in helping CBP accomplish its mission. For more information on CBP's mission, activities, and careers please visit our website at CBP.gov.

    This is a polygraph-designated position. You must take and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position.

    Applying early and scheduling the online test as soon as possible will ensure the most options for testing.  The last day of online testing ends August 21, 2016

    This announcement is open to VRA-eligible applicants. Please see the Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans for more information.

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

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    Responsibilities

    Being a border patrol agent makes you a valuable member of the federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments include:

    • Detecting, preventing, and apprehending undocumented aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land borders by maintaining surveillance from covert positions
    • Responding to electronic sensor alarms
    • Interpreting and following tracks, marks and other physical evidence
    • Using infrared scopes during night operations
    • Responding to aircraft sights and other anti-smuggling activities
    • Performing farm and ranch checks, traffic checks, city patrols, and transportation checks

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443445400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.