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For a Limited Time CBP is Offering Rewarding, Competitive Pay and Benefits Officer Careers in Los Angeles

Release Date: 
November 1, 2018

New Hiring Open House to offer One-on-one consultation, No appointment Necessary

LOS ANGELES— Starting today and closing on November 30th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting applications for officer positions in the Los Angeles area directly. This is a unique opportunity for the people of Los Angeles and its neighboring counties to apply for a CBP officer position and stay in the area.

CBP Officer inspecting travelers documents
CBP officers have exciting careers
enforcing laws that protect the United States.

In order to facilitate the hiring process, CBP will be hosting Hiring Open House events in the following four weeks, in which applicants will be able to obtain one-on-one consultation with knowledgeable recruiters, on the spot, no appointment necessary.

The Hiring Open House events will open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., November 5-6, 13-14, 20-21 and 29-30 and will be located at 1 World Trade Center Dr., Suite 534, Long Beach CA, 90831.

“CBP officers have exciting careers enforcing laws that protect the United States. Joining our ranks could mark the beginning of a meaningful and rewarding career in federal law enforcement and an opportunity to make a positive impact in our local communities,” said Carlos C. Martel, CBP Director of Field Operations in Los Angeles.

CBP employees protect our Nation's borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate travel and trade.

A fully trained Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) is eligible for up to $45,000 in overtime pay in addition to the starting salary. The starting salary for this position may be higher in certain duty locations, please visit the OPM website for salary information.

Entry-level Applicants

Entry-level applicants must apply for the GS 5 - 7 vacancy announcement. Salary starts from $37,793 to $60,857 per year. This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression from the GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11, to the GS-12 journeyman level, which ranges from $83,043 to $107,955 per year, not including overtime. You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level without re-applying and with supervisor approval, once you successfully complete 52 weeks in each grade level.

Applicants with Law Enforcement Experience

CBP Officer inspecting travelers documents
A fully trained CBP officer is eligible
for up to $45,000 in overtime pay per year.

Applicants with current or previous law enforcement must apply for the GS 9 vacancy announcement. Salary starts from $57,264 to $107,955 per year. This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GS-9, GS-11, and at to the GS-12 journeyman level, which ranges from $83,043 to $107,955 per year, not including overtime.

You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level without re-applying and with supervisor approval, once you successfully complete 52 weeks in each grade level.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as positions will close on November 30th.

Typical assignments include: Enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture law and regulations;  Facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel; Conducting inspections of individuals and conveyances; Determining the admissibility of individuals for entry into the United States; and Preventing the illegal entry of individuals and prohibited goods and the smuggling of illegal drugs and other contraband.

CBP Officer Benefits

As a CBP Officer, your job is not only exciting, but also features rewarding benefits. You have the stability of a Federal job, as well as several benefits that are only available to law enforcement positions, such as enhanced law enforcement retirement coverage.

CBP offers competitive pay, paid time off, career progression, health insurance, life insurance and a generous retirement.

For more information visit: CBP Officer Pay and Benefits

Conditions of Employment

  • You must successfully pass a polygraph examination
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are disqualifying
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must have resided in the U.S. for the last 3 years
  • Referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waiver for veterans)
  • You must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standards
  • You will be required to work regular and recurring shift work
  • You will be required to carry a firearm
  • You must have a valid driver's license

Questions? Need to speak with a local CBP recruiter?

We have a team of knowledgeable recruiters available to answer all your questions and to provide you with guidance and helpful tips about filling your application.

Over the phone:

(562) 980-3140 – ext. 231, Monday to Friday during regular business hours.

Email:

cbprecruiterslosangeles@cbp.dhs.gov

Upcoming Recruiting Events:

You could also meet our recruiters in person in the following recruiting events:

HIRING OPEN HOUSE – Recruitment Events

November 5-6,

November 13-14,

November 20-21

November 29-30

1 World Trade Center Dr., Suite 534,

Long Beach CA, 90831.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

November 6th - Career Intro- Recruitment Event

6333 Bristol Parkway

Culver City, CA

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

 

November 8th - Career Intro – Recruitment Event

Ontario Airport Hotel

700 N Haven Ave

Ontario, CA

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

November 8th CBP Recruitment Event

South Bay One Stop Center

1220 Engracia Ave

Torrance, CA 90501

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

The video: Securing America's Ports of Entry emphasizes the importance of CBP Field Operations' frontline role in helping CBP accomplish its mission.

For more information on CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at www.cbp.gov. Being a Customs and Border Protection Officer makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession.

Last modified: 
November 2, 2018