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Customs and Border Protection is Hiring Veterans

Release Date
Thu, 09/14/2017

Visit Us at the Baltimore Military Job Fair and Hiring Event

BALTIMORE – Are you a military veteran seeking a challenging and rewarding career that allows you to continue serving your country?  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring and we’re looking for you.

Interested applicants can discuss career options with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recruiters at the Military Job Fair, September 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 7930 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore.

CBP is the nation’s border security agency charged with facilitating the free flow of legitimate international trade and travel, enforcing customs and immigration laws at our nation’s ports of entry, and protecting our nation’s agriculture against invasive insect pests and federal noxious weeds, and plant and animal diseases.

CBP recruiting poster“Customs and Border Protection is hiring, and we’re offering qualified candidates an opportunity to pursue a challenging and rewarding law enforcement career while also helping us to protect America,” said regional CBP Recruiter Kayla Etheridge.  “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill critical border security and law enforcement positions across the country.”

“As our nation’s border security agency, Customs and Border Protection fills a vital role in our nation’s security and defends against bad people and bad things that threaten our way of life,” said Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Director of the Baltimore Field Office.  “CBP is in the midst of unprecedented hiring opportunities.  If you have what it takes to serve your country on our nation’s frontlines, then apply to join our team today.”

CBP officers perform a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to: conveyance and traveler inspection; passenger and cargo analysis; and law enforcement activities relating to revenue and trade, seizure of contraband, interdiction of agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of persons at 328 ports of entry located at airports, sea ports and land borders across the United States.

The CBP officer position is a full-time, uniformed position that requires regular qualification and carrying of a firearm, and includes paid training at CBP’s Field Operations Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.

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.

For more information on a CBP officer career and other career fields, visit CBP Careers.  Apply today at

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Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021