OROVILLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be hosting a recruiting event on Tuesday, June 9, at the Oroville Port of Entry, located at 33643 US-97 Oroville. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Recruiting officers and administrative staff will be on hand to answer questions about positions with CBP.
“CBP is seeking exceptional candidates to join its ranks as the largest law enforcement agency in the country,” said Director of Field Operations Michele James. “Discover the personal satisfaction of service to our nation while mapping a rewarding and challenging career. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with and talk to our CBP staff and apply on-line at the event.”
The primary responsibility of CBP officers and administrative staff is to protect the Nation by detecting and preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while facilitating the orderly flow of legitimate trade and travel. CBP employees perform a wide variety of duties at the 328 ports of entry located at airports, sea ports and land borders. These duties include, but are not limited to: conveyance and traveler inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to revenue and trade, seizure of contraband, interdiction of agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of persons.
The CBP officer position is a full-time, uniformed position that requires regular qualification and carrying of a firearm and includes paid training at the CBP Field Operations Academy in Brunswick, GA. Administrative positions are full-time and may require paid training at a CBP facility. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident for the last three years, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a medical examination, fitness tests, and a drug test. A thorough background investigation and polygraph examination are also used to determine suitability for the position. Eligible candidates for the CBP officer position must be referred for selection prior to reaching their 37th birthday.
For more information on CBP careers, please visit the CBP website: http://www.cbp.gov/careers.
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.