PRESIDIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions. As a result of funding provided in the fiscal year 2014 budget, CBP will hire 2,000 additional officers by the end of fiscal year 2015. Positions are available at several locations including the port of Presidio.
“We are recruiting applicants of the highest integrity and moral character to become members of the CBP workforce in Presidio,” said Presidio Port Director John Deputy. “We are looking for candidates who want to serve and protect this country while remaining in West Texas.”
An applicant for the CBP officer 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 37th birthday (or a preference eligible veteran, or have prior civilian federal law enforcement experience); and have a valid driver’s license. In addition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, video-based test and/or structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination.
For selected candidates, CBP offers paid training to fully prepare them for an exciting career in federal law enforcement, the opportunity to serve our country, and a competitive salary and benefits package.
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.
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.