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This is a targeted announcement for applicants with previous/current or military law enforcement experience. Please see Qualifications section below to determine eligibility.
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.
Shift Work/Overtime: This position requires regular and recurring shift work. You must be willing and available to work rotating shifts. You may also be rotated between assignments and duty locations. You could be required to work overtime on a daily basis and will be compensated up to an additional 25% of your base pay in accordance with the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014.
This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of 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. Promotions are at the discretion of the agency. For example you could:
- start as a BPA in June 2020 as a GL-9 and make $54,668 - $88,176 per year*
- be promoted in June 2021 to GS-11 and make $64,009 - $104,012 per year*
- be promoted in June 2022 to GS-12 and make $76,721 - $124,676 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
- Patrolling the international boundary and coastal waterways and using a variety of Government assets for the accomplishments of USBP Mission; these assets may include, but are not limited to: vehicles, horses, vessels, watercraft, off road vehicles, ATV's, snowmobiles and motorcycles
Occasional travel - Travel may be required based on operational needs.
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