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    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations.

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    This announcement is for AIR INTERDICTION AGENT PILOTS applying with AMO Recruiting at CBP_AMO_Recruiting@cbp.dhs.gov


    This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GS-11, GS-12 & GS-13. You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level automatically (without re-applying) once you complete 52-weeks at each grade level.

    Air Interdiction Agents (AIA) special salary rates are posted on OPM's site. To see the special salary rates please visit this link.

    Compensation acronyms used below:

    • LEAP: Law Enforcement Availability Pay (25%)
    • RI: Retention Incentive (10%) or Recruitment Incentive (25% for CAMB Only)
    • SSR: Special Salary Rate - as posted by OPM (Effective 5/12/2019)
    Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Laredo TX, McAllen TX, Sierra Vista AZ, and Grand Forks ND) which are currently authorized to receive a 10% retention incentive (amounts below include the SSR + LEAP + 10% RI).
      • GS-11, 1st year annual pay - $98,060
      • GS-12, 2nd year annual pay - $117,534
      • GS-13, 3rd year annual pay - $139,762
    Newly appointed Air Interdiction Agents (AIAs) that Enter on Duty (EOD) in a Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB) duty location, have been authorized to receive a 25% Recruitment Incentive (RI) for up to 4 years, in-addition to Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP). The below example of CAMB annual compensation includes SSR + LEAP + 25% RI:
      • GS-11, 1st year annual pay - $108,955
      • GS-12, 2nd year annual pay - $130,594
      • GS-13, 3rd year annual pay - $155,291
    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation limits and agency policy for Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB) locations ONLY. Newly appointed AIAs that Enter on Duty (EOD) in a Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB) duty location have been authorized to receive a 25% RI (NOTE: Current federal employees serving in a permanent position are not eligible to receive a RI). 25% of your scheduled salary (base pay plus locality) for these locations will be paid at the beginning of each year, for up to a total of three years. The RI requires a three year/156-week service agreement. You must remain employed as an AIA in the eligible duty location for the period of the service agreement in order to receive and remain eligible for the RI.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You will be required to travel frequently. This may require extended foreign and domestic, Temporary Duty (TDY) assignments.You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540210100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.