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Customs and Border Protection Hosts Recruitment Events throughout the Mid-Atlantic

Release Date: 
August 18, 2017

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BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hosting several recruitment events throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is looking for hard-working, dedicated men and women to join us in protecting our homeland.

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.

“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 Michele Arrington.  “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill critical border security and law enforcement positions across the country.”

CBP Recruiting posterInterested applicants can discuss career options with CBP recruiters at the following events.

Scheduled Recruitment Events:

  • Washington, D.C.: August 22-23, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Department of Homeland Security Veterans Hiring Event, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
     
  • Mechanicsville, Md.: September 9, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Spartan Race
     
  • Baltimore: September 15, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Maryland Department of Labor Military Hiring Event, 7930 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD. 21224
     
  • Philadelphia: September 21, from 10 a.m. – 2p.m., at the Philly.com and Monster 2017 Career Fair, Temple University 1755 North 13th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Follow @CBPJobs on Twitter for the latest news on hiring events coming to your town.

“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.

If you are interested in a challenging and full-filling career, go to https://www.cbp.gov/careers/apply-now and apply today, and be sure to stop by one of our recruitment events to talk one-on-one with a CBP representative.

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Learn more about CBP at CBP.gov.

Last modified: 
August 18, 2017