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    **Newly appointed MIAs that Enter on Duty (EOD) in a Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB) duty location, have been authorized to receive a 25% recruitment incentive in-addition to, LEAP and overtime pay.

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

    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice.  Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking do not apply to this Public Notice.  

    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 MIA in July 2018 as a GL-9 and make $52,285 -$65,356 per year*

    · be promoted in July 2019 to GS-11 and make $61,218 - $76,523 per year*

    · be promoted in July 2020 to GS-12 and make $73,375 - $91,719 per year*

    *Please note this example includes a range of 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 does not take into consideration higher locality pay where applicable or yearly cost of living increases.

    Polygraph Information:  Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA) is a polygraph-designated position.  You must complete and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position.  If you are a Veteran and 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. 

    Polygraph Waiver:  Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver.  You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.

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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.

    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 

    Being a Marine Interdiction Agent makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession.  Typical assignments include:  

    • Serving as an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) vessel commander and 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/493849700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.