The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
If you do not have previous or current law enforcement or military law enforcement experience, you may qualify for the GL-7 grade levels. Please refer to the BPA VRA GL-7 grade level announcement: Apply Here!
You qualify for the GL-9 grade level if you possess the following
One year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level that shows you have the ability to make arrests and exercise sound judgment in the use of firearms; the ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups of persons in a courteous, tactful manner in connection with law enforcement matters; the ability to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions or take prompt and appropriate law enforcement action in light of applicable laws, court decisions and sound law enforcement matters; and the ability to develop and maintain contact with a network of informants.
There is no education substitution for this grade level.
Effective May 1, 2016, the Commissioner of CBP has approved a temporary increase in the maximum allowable age for original placement into a Border Patrol Agent position; therefore, candidates must be referred for selection before reaching their 40th birthday (increased from age 37).In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement (non-military) position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). This measure will increase the statutorily mandatory retirement to an age of up to 60 to allow individuals the opportunity to complete 20 years of law enforcement service (See U.S.C 8425 (b)(1) and 8335 (b)(1)).
The age restriction does not apply if you are a Veterans' Preference eligible. For more information on eligibility as a Veterans' Preference eligible please see the OPM Veterans' Guide
: You must possess a valid driver's license.
Current Federal Employees:
Current Federal employees who apply to this announcement may be required to accept a change to lower grade which will reduce their current salary based on Federal pay regulations. Re-promotion is not guaranteed. Timeframes and grade level re-promotion is at the discretion of the agency.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.