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    This announcement is for Veteran's Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligible applicants only. For more information on VRA eligibilities, see Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans.  If you have not served in the U.S. military or if you do not qualify under VRA, please apply to our Direct Hire Announcement here.

    A fully trained Border Patrol Agent (BPA) may be eligible for overtime pay (up to an additional 25% of salary). Border Patrol Agents (BPA) may also have a higher starting salary based on their duty location. Please visit the OPM website for more information.

    This is a targeted announcement for applicants with previous/current law enforcement or military law enforcement experience. Please see the"Qualifications" section below to determine eligibility.

    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.

    This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GL-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 as a BPA in June 2018 as a GL-9 and make $52,285 - $65,356 per year*

    ·         be promoted in June 2019 to GS-11 and make $61,218 - $76,522 per year*

    ·         be promoted in June 2020 to GS-12 and make $73,375 - $91,718 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 2018 "Rest of the United States" salary table and do not take into consideration higher locality pay where applicable or yearly cost of living increases.

    Polygraph Information: Border Patrol Agent (BPA) 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 in federal polygraph exam lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You may request reciprocity at the time of polygraph exam scheduling.

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    Responsibilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. 

    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.

    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

    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 sighting and other anti-smuggling activities
    • Performing farm and ranch checks, traffic checks, city patrols, and transportation checks
    • Patrolling the international boundary and coastal waterways and using a variety of Government assets for the accomplishments of USBP Mission.  These assets may include, but are not limited to:  vehicles, horses, vessels, watercraft, off road vehicles, ATV's, snowmobiles and motorcycles

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    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/486165900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.