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Customs and Border Protection is Hiring Officers at Port of Washington Dulles

Release Date: 
May 1, 2018

STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s border security agency charged with facilitating the free flow of legitimate international trade and travel, is now accepting applications to fill Field Operations officer positions at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The CBP Field Operations officer is a full-time, uniformed federal law enforcement professional who detects and prevents terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, enforces customs, immigration, and agricultural laws and regulations, and prevents the illegal trafficking of humans, narcotics and other contraband into the U.S.  Learn more about what CBP accomplished during "A Typical Day" in 2017.

Officers serve at 328 international air, land and sea ports of entry in the U.S. and at 15 airport preclearance locations worldwide.  Learn more about duties, pay and benefits, and additional specialty opportunities of a CBP Field Operations Officer.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident for the last three years, have a valid driver's license, pass a medical examination, and fitness and drug tests.  Applicants must also pass a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination.  View the two announcements at CBP Officer GS-5/7 and CBP Officer GS-9.  These two announcements expire May 31.

“Customs and Border Protection fills a vital role in our nation’s security and vigilantly protects against dangerous individuals and imports that threaten our citizens, our economy, and our way of life,” said Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Director of Baltimore Field Operations. “CBP is in the midst of unprecedented hiring opportunities, and we need to fill positions at Dulles airport. If you have what it takes to serve your country on our nation’s frontlines, then apply to join our team today.”

The minimum starting salary for is $34,394 for CBPO GS-5, and $50,598 for a CBPO GS-9, and officers have the possibility of earning more depending on experience, education and overtime.

The position includes paid training at CBP’s Field Operations Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.

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

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Last modified: 
May 2, 2018