CBP Offers Diverse Careers, Service to Country
NEW ENGLAND — In an effort to fill critical front-line and behind the scene positions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, continually posts a wide variety of positions on usajobs.
In addition to CBP officer positions at air, land and sea ports across the country, CBP also offers border-related security, regulatory and administrative missions, some of which are based overseas.
“The public may not be aware of the incredible diversity of occupations CBP offers,” said Director of Field Operations Kevin Weeks. “From Budget Analysts to Telecommunications Specialists, we are recruiting applicants who have a desire to serve and protect this country, and who meet CBP’s rigorous employment standards.”
New officers, specialists and supporting staff are needed to enhance security, and help reduce wait times and facilitate growing volumes of legitimate goods and travelers that are critical to the health of our Nation’s economy.
Every position requires unique and specific qualifications, and are listed under ‘Overview’ and the ‘Qualifications & Evaluations’ tabs of the USAJobs announcement. Keep in mind that position locations vary, and in general, will be listed on the first page of the job announcement.
Also, in select locations and for specific types of positions that are hard to fill, due to mission critical needs, the agency is offering a Student Loan Repayment or Recruitment Incentive. The Student Loan Repayment pays $10,000 per year for three (3) years for federally insured student loans. The Recruitment Incentives pays 25% of an employee’s base pay (including locality) per year for three (3) years. A service agreement is required prior to entering on duty. This incentive applies to new federal employees only and is dependent upon the availability of funds.
It is important to note that CBP offers a unique opportunity for veterans 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. Nearly 30 percent of CBP employees are military veterans.
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 information on CBP careers, please visit the Careers section of the CBP website.
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.