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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Marine Interdiction Agent - Three-Part Vessel Exam

Prior to appointment to this position, selectees must pass three qualification assessments. The assessments will be conducted after selectees successfully complete a polygraph examination.  All assessments are pass/fail and applicants must pass all three assessments in order to remain in consideration.

The assessments will be conducted in St. Augustine, FL, will take approximately 1 full day.  Selectees will be responsible for all expenses associated with their travel to, and from, St. Augustine, FL, as well any lodging and/or personal expenses incurred.

Written Examination: Applicants must complete and pass a written exam. This test covers the following areas: Rules of the Road, Navigation General, and Deck General.  To prepare for the examination, applicants  should refer to study aides for preparing for the OUPV license.  Candidates should also review and practice chart plotting. Chart plotting tools will be provided.

Vessel Evaluation: Applicants must complete and pass a vessel evaluation. You will be required to demonstrate your vessel handling proficiency on a 30' twin engine vessel. You will be evaluated on your knowledge of equipment safety and nomenclature, Marine VHF, vessel handling and practical demonstration of navigation and docking in various conditions.

Structured Oral Interview: Applicants must complete and pass a structured interview. You must be able to answer scenario based interview questions to demonstrate your possession of core competencies needed for the position.

Last modified: 
February 2, 2017