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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 and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.

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    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Center of Excellence and Expertise. The selection will be made and oversight of this position will be maintained by the Field Office, but the physical location of this position will remain in the duty location chosen.

    Field Office Center:
    Atlanta- Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising (CPMM)
    Buffalo- Industrial & Manufacturing Materials (IMM)
    Chicago- Base metals (BM)
    Detroit- Automotive & Aerospace (AA)
    Houston- Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals (PNGM)
    Laredo- Machinery (MACH)
    Los Angeles- Electronics (ELEC)
    Miami- Agriculture & Prepared Products (APP)
    New York- Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals (PHC)
    San Francisco- Apparel, Footwear & Textiles (AFT)

    Please note: Due to multiple vacancies per duty location; you may be contacted by selecting officials from different Centers of Excellence and Expertise locations. You will be asked to identify your duty location preference in the on-line application process. Applicants will be limited to selecting one duty location. In some cases, the duty stations may not have a vacancy during the life of this announcement.

    This is a Recent Graduate appointment in the Pathways Program. Selected individuals are placed in a dynamic one year development program in the excepted service designed to lead to a competitive civil service career in the Federal government. At the successful conclusion of this program, the agency may non-competitively convert individuals to a term (position lasting 1-4 years with an extension up to 120 days) or permanent position within the competitive service. Conversion to a Federal competitive service position will be at the discretion of the agency and is neither guaranteed nor implied.

    Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your technical and administrative expertise to safeguard the U.S. commercial supply chains. This position starts at a salary of $43,683.00(GS-7, Step 1) to $56,790.00 (GS-7, Step 10) with promotion potential to $100,739 (GS-12 Step 10).Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by enforcing import laws related to international trade agreements, admissibility standards and revenue collection.

    Salary listed reflects the rest of U.S. scale and, if applicable, will be adjusted to meet the locality pay or cost of living expenses of the duty location upon selection.

    In this Import Specialist position, you will become a key member of a team of homeland security professionals responsible for all import requirements. Typical work assignments include:

    • Determining admissibility of merchandise and making other import-related decisions.
    • Screening entry document packages for full range of regulatory and legal requirements.
    • Verifying tariff classification and appraising imported articles and products.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 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/590569600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.