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    As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade & travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured the CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.

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

    For more information about the Air Interdiction position please click here.


    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%) and Recruitment Incentive (25%)
    • SSR: Special Salary Rate - as posted by OPM (Effective 1/5/2020)
    Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Laredo,TX, San Angelo TX, and Yuma, Sierra Vista AZ) which are currently authorized to receive a 10% retention incentive (amounts below include the SSR + LEAP + 10% RI).
    • GS-11, 1st year annual pay - $100,609
    • GS-12, 2nd year annual pay - $120,589
    • GS-13, 3rd year annual pay - $143,396
    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 - $111,787
    • GS-12, 2nd year annual pay - $133,987
    • GS-13, 3rd year annual pay - $159,329
    This notice may be used to fill any vacancy throughout the Southern Border (SB) & CAMB Duty Locations.

    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.