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Professional Staff - Application Process

A listing of civil service job opportunities for U. S. Customs and Border Protection are located at USAJOBS.  To apply to a listed vacancy announcement you will need to create an account with and set-up a profile on USAJOBS.  Once you have your account and profile set-up you can begin your job search.

  1. Search for Desired Vacancy Opportunity. Use the search bar to find the position you are looking for. Note that CBP is not always hiring for all positions. If you cannot find the desired position through the search, it is likely that there is no open announcement for the position and you should check again at a later time or save a USAJOBS search to be notified of when an announcement opens.
  2. Review the entire vacancy announcement. When you find an announcement that interests you, review the announcement for important information about who may apply, job qualifications, duties, position requirements, salary, and duty location. Use this information to decide if your interests, education, and experience are a right match for the job. Be sure to take note of the HR Contact listed on the vacancy announcement. If you should have any questions during or after the vacancy open period, you will need to have this contact information.
  3. Apply to the Vacancy. Carefully follow the specific instructions provided in the “How to Apply” section of the vacancy announcement. Be sure to submit all required documents requested in the vacancy announcement to receive full consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, notify the Human Resources Office contact identified on the announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions.
  4. Review and Submit all of the Required Documents. Review your documents prior to and after uploading. Your documents must clearly demonstrate your eligibility and qualifications for the position. Ensure the work experience on your resume clearly documents your experience as it relates to this announcement/position.
  5. Application Evaluation. Once your complete application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications and eligibility will be determined. Application status updates will be sent to individuals who provide a valid email address on the online questionnaire.
Last Modified: Jun 21, 2019