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CBP Announces Pilot and Marine Interdiction Agent Openings in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Release Date: 
April 5, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders, is now accepting applications to fill positions for Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO is looking for Air Interdiction Agents (pilots) and Marine Interdiction Agents for locations in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations across the country.

Air and Marine interdiction agents intercept, apprehend, and disrupt threats in the land, sea, and air domains as they move toward or across the borders of the United States and enforce more than 400 federal, state and local laws.

Air Interdiction Agents in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during the Hurricane Maria response in Puerto Rico
Air Interdiction Agents in a UH-60
Blackhawk helicopter during the
Hurricane Maria response in Puerto Rico

“Working for Air and Marine Operations is an excellent and rewarding career. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals who are interested in being a member of our Federal Law Enforcement team,” said Johnny Morales, Director, Air and Marine Operations in the Caribbean. “A career with AMO offers candidates the opportunity to serve their country and to work for a law enforcement organization that provides opportunities to work all over the world. We are encouraging anyone considering a career in law enforcement to apply to be an AMO agent.”

Newly appointed Air and Marine Agents who enter on duty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been authorized to receive a 25% recruitment incentive and paid relocation expenses.

An applicant for the agent position must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S for the past three years; must be referred for selection prior to their 40th birthday (waived for qualified veterans and those with prior civilian federal law enforcement experience); and have a valid driver’s license. In addition, applicants must pass a medical examination, physical fitness assessments, structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination.

AMO offers paid training preparing candidates for an exciting career in federal law enforcement, the opportunity to serve our country, and provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

Nearly 30-percent of CBP employees are military veterans. CBP offers veterans special hiring benefits and a unique opportunity to continue serving their country in an environment that appreciates the hard-earned knowledge, skills and abilities veterans gain through serving on the front lines.

Military and veteran applicants are encouraged to apply using Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) vacancy announcements post at

CBP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply so that the agency can create a workforce that reflects the diversity of America.

For more questions or information, please contact Cbp_amo_recruiting .

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021