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    A fully trained Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) is eligible for up to $35,000 in overtime pay. The starting salary for this position may be higher in certain duty locations, please visit the OPM website for information. If you select one of the following duty locations you may be eligible to receive an additional 25% of your salary each year for the first 3 years of employment on top of overtime pay. This incentive only applies to new federal employees only and is dependent upon the availability of funds.

    • Douglas, Lukeville, Nogales and San Luis, AZ;
    • Calexico and San Ysidro, CA;
    • Coburn Gore and Jackman, ME;
    • Raymond, MT;
    • Massena, NY 
    • Pembina (10% Only) and Portal, ND;
    • Laredo and Presidio, TX; and
    • Oroville, WA

    This announcement is for a Veteran's Recruitment Authority (VRA) only. See Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans for more information.

    This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11, and GS-12. You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level (without re-applying) once you successfully complete 52 weeks in each grade level (with supervisor approval). For example you could:         

    • start in July 2017 as a GS-5 with a starting salary of $32,844 - $67,844 per year*        
    • promote in July 2018 to GS-7 and make $40,684 - $75,684 per year*        
    • promote in July 2019 to GS-9 and make $49,765 - $84,765 per year*        
    • promote in July 2020 to GS-11 and make $60,210 - $95,210 per year*        
    • promote in July 2021 to GS-12 and make $72,168 - $107,168 per year*

    *Please note this example includes a range from minimum locality pay up to maximum potential salary with overtime earnings. Pay rates are based on the 2017 "Rest of the United States" salary table and do not take into consideration higher locality pay where applicable, recruiting incentive, or yearly cost of living increases.

    Polygraph Information: CBPO is a polygraph designated position. You must complete and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position. If you have a current TS-SCI clearance, you may be eligible for a polygraph waiver. Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You may request reciprocity at the time of polygraph exam scheduling.

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    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 video: Securing America's Ports of Entry emphasizes the importance of CBP Field Operations' 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.

    Being a Customs and Border Protection Officer makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments include:

    • Enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture law and regulations;
    • Facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel;
    • Conducting inspections of individuals and conveyances;
    • Determining the admissibility of individuals for entry into the United States; and
    • Preventing the illegal entry of individuals and prohibited good and the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    VRA Eligible Applicants Only

    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/465639600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.