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Fast Track Program - Customs and Border Protection Officers

Put your Career on the Fast Track

CBP is implementing a new hiring process for the CBP Officer position!

 

Fast Track Timelines

 

Below are the timelines you will be required to meet during this Fast Track. Applicant timelines begin once communication from CBP is sent to schedule each hiring step.

 

  Action

 

If you can meet the Fast Track timelines and possess many of the characteristics, click here to find an upcoming recruitment event in your area or click here to contact a recruiter.

 

If you are found qualified for a GS-5/7, you must complete the home exam within 72 hours and proctored exam within 11 days. If you have prior law enforcement experience and are found qualified for a GS-9, you do not take the entrance exam. 

 

If you receive a tentative job offer via e-mail, you must accept it within 72 hours.

 

Schedule and complete e-QIP (background investigation form), medical, fitness, and structured interview within 8 days.

 

Schedule and complete polygraph examination within 30 days.

 

Schedule and complete drug test within 48 hours.

 

Accept final offer for a mission critical Southwest border location within 24 hours.

 

Fast Track Characteristics

 

Successful Fast Track applicants possess most of the following characteristics:

  • Have not previously failed a polygraph or background investigation
  • Not currently a CBP Officer (CBPO)/Border Patrol Agent (BPA) applicant OR a current CBPO/BPA
  • No previous drug use in the past three years
  • Have not been fired from a previous job or resigned in lieu of termination
  • No foreign investments or current delinquent debt
  • Limited foreign travel (excluding active duty military assignments)
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and immediate family members must have legal U.S. status
  • No past or pending misdemeanor or felony violations (e.g. Identity theft, DUI, domestic abuse, gang affiliation)
  • No known medical impediments - Click here to read about our medical standards
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Southwest border of the United States
  • Must be willing to enter on duty with a provisional suitability determination*

*If you enter on duty with a provisional clearance and your full background investigation is not successfully completed, you will be removed from the position with CBP. For more information about the provisional clearance, please click here.

If you do not possess the above characteristics, please apply to become a CBP Officer here!

 

Do you feel like you are ready for the Fast Track program, have the desired characteristics, and can arrange your schedule to meet the timelines?

 

If you can meet the Fast Track timelines and possess many of the characteristics, click here to find an upcoming recruitment event in your area or click here to contact a recruiter.

*Click here to determine which grade level you may be qualified for and to find resume tips.

Last modified: 
May 13, 2019