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    Summary

    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.

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

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    Responsibilities

    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*
    *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 or yearly cost of living increases.

    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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.