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    This announcement is for Veteran's Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligible applicants only. For more information on VRA eligibilities, visit here. If you have not served in the U.S. military or if you do not qualify under VRA, please apply to our other CBPO Announcements here.

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

    A fully trained Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) may be 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 announcement is "Location Negotiable" which means the duty location offered in your final offer may include any geographic location within the United States that meets operational and mission requirements, and critical agency hiring needs for entry level CBP Officers. Many locations include a recruitment incentive offering an additional15%, 25% or 33% of your salary each year for three years. 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-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 August 2018 as a GS-9 and make $50,598-$95,598 per year*
    • be promoted in August 2019 to GS-11 and make $61,218-$106,218 per year*
    • be promoted in August 2020 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 for more information.

    Learn more about this agency


    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 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: 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

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

    From upstate New York to Arizona, CBPO 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!

    Sheriff 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

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    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    VRA Eligible Applicants Only

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502954800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.