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    A fully trained Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) is eligible for up to $45,000 in overtime pay in addition to the starting salary. The starting salary for this position may be higher in certain duty locations, please visit the OPM website for salary 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 announcement is listed as "Location Negotiable" which means the duty location offered in your final offer may include any location along the Southern Border that meets operational and mission requirements, and critical agency hiring needs for entry level CBP Officers. Many locations include a recruitment incentive offering an additional 15%, 25% or 33% of your salary each year for three years. The duty locations that are most likely to be filled from this announcement follow: Laredo, TX (15% recruitment incentive); Douglas, Lukeville, Nogales, San Luis, AZ; and Calexico, CA (33% recruitment incentives); Presidio, TX (25% recruitment incentives); Andrade and Otay Mesa, CA and Columbus, NM (no recruitment incentive). See the How to Apply section below for more information.

    CBP Currently has a critical need for CBP Officers in Arizona. View the Arizona Destination Guide to learn about what Arizona has to offer!

    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 as a CBPO in Dec 2018 as a GS-5 and make $33,394 - $78,394 per year*
    • be promoted in Dec 2019 to GS-7 and make $41,365 - $86,365 per year*
    • be promoted in Dec 2020 to GS-9 and make $50,598 - $95,598 per year*
    • be promoted in Dec 2021 to GS-11 and make $61,218 - $106,218 per year*
    • be promoted in Dec 2022 to GS-12 and make $73,375 - $118,375 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, recruiting incentive or yearly cost of living increases.

    Polygraph Information: You must complete and pass a polygraph examination to be eligible for the position. See the Additional Information section below.

    Learn more about this agency


    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.

    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 www.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 goods and the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband

    New York Native CBP Officer Loves Year Round Golf in Arizona video:

    From upstate New York to Arizona, Border Patrol Agent and golf aficionado Heather Snide enjoys a rewarding career with CBP and playing golf year-round. Click the video to learn more about why you should apply to join CBP today!

    Sherriff Deputy Finds Better Working Conditions as a CBP Officer video:

    At CBP, CBPO Jesus Castillo found employment that keeps him happy and motivated along with greater work-life balance to spend time with his growing family. Click the video to learn more about why you should apply to join CBP today!

    College Graduate Finds CBP Officer Career A Perfect Fit video:

    After graduating with degrees in Criminal Justice and Spanish Language, CBPO Mary Garcia found a perfect career fit with CBP where she uses her language and criminal justice skills every day at the Port of Nogales. Click the video to learn more about why you should apply to join CBP today!

    Motorcycle Enthusiast CBP Officer Finds Southern Border Climate Picture-perfect video:

    CBPO Officer and motorcycle enthusiast Branden Stoliker enjoys a rewarding career with CBP and riding his motorcycle year-round. Click the video to learn more about why you should apply to join CBP today!

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs

    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/500512700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.