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    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.

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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.

    "Preferred Location" 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. You may choose your preference from the following: Anchorage, AK; San Francisco, CA; Tamuning, Guam; Honolulu, HI; Eastport, ID; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Coburn Gore and Jackman, ME; Detroit and Sault Sainte Marie, MI; Champlain, NY; Pembina and Portal, ND; Saipan, MP; Derby Line, VT; Point Roberts and Seattle, WA.

    If you accept one of the following duty locations you may be eligible to receive an additional 15-25% (based on location below) of your salary each year for the first 3 years of employment in addition to any overtime pay. This incentive only applies to new federal employees and is dependent upon the availability of funds.

    Duty locations offering 25% recruitment incentives: San Francisco, CA

    Duty Locations offering 15-25% recruitment incentives: Coburn Gore and Jackman, ME; Pembina and Portal, ND

    You may want to consider locations along the Southern Border by applying here!

    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 December 2018 as a GS-5 and make $33,394 - $78,394 per year*
    • be promoted in December 2019 to GS-7 and make $41,365 - $86,365 per year*
    • be promoted in December 2020 to GS-9 and make $50,598 - $95,598 per year*
    • be promoted in December 2021 to GS-11 and make $61,218 - $106,218 per year*
    • be promoted in December 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

    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/509087200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.