Duty Locations: While the location in this announcement is "Location Negotiable," the following geographic corridors are most likely to have Border Patrol Agent vacancies at the time of your final offer: West Texas-New Mexico Corridor, South Texas Corridor and Arizona Corridor. See the How to Apply section below for more information.Learn more about this agency
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Category rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking do not apply to this Public Notice.
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 career ladder position with a grade level progression of GL-5, GL-7, 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 December 2018 as a GL-5 and make $41,187 - $51,484 per year*
- be promoted in December 2019 to GL-7 and make $46,879 - $58,599 per year*
- be promoted in December 2020 to GL-9 and make $52,285 - $65,356 per year*
- be promoted in December 2021 to GS-11 and make $61,218 - $76,522 per year*
- be promoted in December 2022 to GS-12 and make $73,375 - $91,718 per year*
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
Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508912600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.