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    This Job Announcement Opportunity should only be used for individuals who are registered for and planning to attend the Customs and Border Protection Expedited Hiring Expo (EHE) on August 23 - 25, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. The Expo is an exclusive opportunity for applicants to complete several steps of the hiring process in one location over the course of a few days. The following hiring steps will be offered: Application, Entrance Exam, Medical Exam, Fitness Exam, and Structured Interview.

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    Please only apply to this JOA if you are registered and planning to attend the expedited hiring event in person. To attend the event, ensure you have registered for the Expedited Hiring Expo at cbp.careers/expo. If you are interested in the BPA position, but are unable to attend, please apply to the Job Announcement Opportunity here.

    Duty Locations: While the location in this posting is "Location Negotiable," the following corridors are most likely to have BPA vacancies at the time of your final offer: West Texas-New Mexico Corridor, South Texas Corridor and Arizona Corridor.

    A fully trained Border Patrol Agent (BPA) may be eligible for overtime pay (up to an additional 25% of salary). Border Patrol Agents may also have a higher starting salary based on duty location. Please visit the OPM website for salary information. More information about potential salary and career ladder progression can be found in the Qualifications section.

    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 accomplishment of the USBP Mission. These assets may include, but are not limited to: vehicles, horses, vessels, watercrafts, off-road vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and motorcycles

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506132900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.