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CBP Officer - Apply Now

COVID-19 Notification: CBP is still hiring! We are working diligently to bring personnel on board as efficiently as possible. Thank you for your continued interest in a career serving CBP.

Find your calling. Protect your country. Apply now.

Working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) means keeping your country safe from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross our border.

CBP relies on men and women with integrity to carry out our mission - to protect. The career opportunities are vast, from Canine Enforcement Officer to Special Response Team to Criminal Enforcement Units, and more. And the benefits are rewarding, including competitive pay, paid time off, health and life insurance, and a generous retirement.

If you're interested in a career as a CBP Officer, keep reading!


Customs and Border Protection Officer


CBP Officers are responsible for border security, including anti-terrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection at U.S. ports of entry. Here are some key facts:


Application Process

  • 9 Steps in the process to employment.


Overtime Pay

  • A fully trained CBP Officer is eligible for up to $45,000 in overtime pay.


Duty Locations

  • CBP Officers staff over 300 land, air, and sea ports of entry throughout the United States, in addition to several pre-clearance duty stations overseas.


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Last modified: 
June 21, 2021