CBP Job Announcement for CBP Officers
CBP to hold Open House at Port of Sweetgrass
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations posted a hiring announcement recruiting for new CBP officers at several locations, including the Sweetgrass, Montana Port of Entry (POE).
Persons desiring to apply for positions in CBP must be a U.S. citizen residing in the U.S.; possess a valid driver’s license; pass a pre-employment fitness test, medical examination, background investigation, written assessment, and drug test; and be under the age of 37, unless they are veteran’s preference eligible or have served in a federal civilian law enforcement position. Additional information about careers in CBP may be found on the www.cbp.gov website in the careers section.
Sweetgrass Port Director Luca Furnare stated, “We are excited CBP is hiring for the Port of Sweetgrass, giving Montana residents an opportunity to work in Montana in a very rewarding career of public service.”
Positions in CBP are announced and filled through the USA Jobs website. The open period for the announcement for the CBP officer positions at Sweetgrass is December 1 through December 31, 2015. The announcement can be found on the USA Jobs website at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422606500.
CBP is the largest law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security. More than 20,000 CBP officers ensure the nation’s safety by screening all foreign visitors, returning U.S. citizens, and imported cargo at over 300 ports of entry. CBP is responsible for all aspects of border security – including antiterrorism, immigration, anti-smuggling, trade compliance, and agriculture protection – while simultaneously facilitating the lawful trade and travel at U.S. ports of entry.
An open house will be held at the Sweetgrass POE on December 11 and 12 to engage potential applicants about careers in CBP and provide an overview of the port. The hours for the open house presentation will be 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 11, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 12.
If you are thinking of attending the open house presentation at the Sweetgrass POE, or have questions, please RSVP to CBP Public Affairs Liaison Lynn Hurst at Lynn.K.Hurst@cbp.dhs.gov or 406-750-0383 for directions to the port and parking information.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.