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I am a Veteran or Transitioning Service Member

As a veteran, you have served your country with honor and integrity. Now, you are back home and may be looking forward to starting a second chapter in your career — one with stability, excellent pay and benefits, a culture of camaraderie among others who have served like yourself, and the opportunity to continue your service in a different capacity. As a veteran or Transitioning Service Member, CBP offers a hiring preference along with an expedited hiring process — only a few reasons why you should apply for a position with the Office of Trade.

Excellent Pay and Benefits

CBP offers excellent Pay and Benefits — from the inception of your career into retirement.

Hiring Preference

If you are an eligible veteran, CBP offers qualified, eligible veterans an advantage over others when recruiting under competitive external procedures (i.e., announcements open to anyone in the general public). Depending on the position being filled, veteran applicants may be placed ahead of other candidates in a ranking category.

To learn what preference you may qualify for, follow the step-by-step question service offered by the Department of Labor’s Veteran Preference Advisor.

CBP will provide preference at the point of selection to eligible veterans who were discharged or released from military service under honorable conditions AND who are eligible under one of the preference categories listed on the OPM website or on the Standard Form 50. Visit OPM’s webpage on Types of Preference for more information.

Exciting Career, Continued Service

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Trade has employees located across the country and works together with our partners: international shippers and freight forwarders, domestic and foreign manufacturers, ship captains, corporate lawyers, small business owners, and law enforcement personnel from CBP and other U.S. federal agencies to create a more efficient global supply chain. When you join CBP, you can continue your service to country in a new and different capacity. For more information on why you should apply to become an Office of Trade employee today, visit the What We Do webpage.

Community Culture

Roughly one third of CBP’s staff has served in the military. If you are a veteran joining CBP, you will find many others that share your military background and principles. When it comes to principles, veterans personify CBP’s core values: vigilance, service to country, and integrity. Furthermore, veterans fit well with CBP’s culture of teamwork and innovation.

Required Skill Sets

For more information on required skill sets, visit the What We Do webpage.

I am a Student or Recent Graduate

Whether you are a student or a recent graduate, right now is an exciting time in your life. Keep the excitement going in your post-grad life by starting your career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Trade. The Office of Trade leads America's trade-related security, enforcement, and facilitation activities to protect U.S. lives, businesses, and jobs. As you begin to make important decisions about your career path, keep reading to make a great choice, and apply to become an Office of Trade employee today!

Are you still a junior or senior in college? Don’t worry — we have an opportunity for you. Visit our CBP Pathways Program webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply to become a Student Trainee. 

Exciting Career

Making a decision to start your career path can be daunting, but CBP has an opportunity for you. When you start your career in the Office of Trade, you begin the road to a solid career path - one where you work together with our partners: international shippers and freight forwarders, domestic and foreign manufacturers, ship captains, corporate lawyers, small business owners, and law enforcement personnel from CBP and other U.S. federal agencies to create a more efficient global supply chain. For more information on why you should apply to become an Office of Trade employee today, visit the What We Do webpage.

Excellent Pay and Benefits

CBP offers excellent pay and benefits — from the inception of your career into retirement. For more information about pay and benefits, visit our Pay and Benefits webpage.

Required Skill Sets

For more information on required skill sets, visit the What We Do webpage.

I am Interested

Are you looking for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career? CBP employees protect our nation’s borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate travel and trade.

If you are interested in protecting the public from dangerous threats and materials attempting to cross the border while enhancing the nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel at ports of entry, then apply for a position with the Office of Trade today.

Typical work assignments will vary based on the position and grade level. For more information about what positions are available in the Office of Trade, visit our What We Do webpage.

Excellent Pay and Benefits

CBP offers excellent pay and benefits — from the inception of your career into retirement. For more information about pay and benefits, visit our Pay and Benefits webpage.

Required Skill Sets

For more information on required skill sets, visit the What We Do webpage.