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CBP Announces Initial Stage of CBP Officer Hiring Campaign Ends

Release Date: 
May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON —Due to the overwhelming interest in our CBP Officer positions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reached the 10,000 applicant goal within a week.  Individuals who are still interested should prepare their paperwork for the next announcement which will be opening midsummer.

“We are grateful that so many people expressed their interest in contributing to the important work that CBP does,” said Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources Katherine Coffman. “Those of you who missed this opportunity do prepare now because we will reopen the job announcement later this year.”

As a key asset of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s frontline defense, a CBP officer’s primary responsibility is to detect and prevent terrorists, their weapons and other threats from entering the U.S. while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. This requires enforcing more than 400 laws related to trade, contraband, agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of individuals.

CBP officers are federal law enforcement officers and are required to wear uniforms and carry firearms in the performance of their duties. They carry out a full range of inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination and law enforcement activities related to the arrival and departure of travelers, merchandise and conveyances such as cars, trucks, aircraft and ships at U.S. ports of entry.

Follow CBP.gov/careers for the latest news on this long-term hiring campaign.