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Pembina Port of Entry Hosts Recruiting Event

Release Date: 
May 9, 2016

PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) continues to recruit high quality candidates for a career in federal law enforcement. In an effort to provide interested candidates a “behind the scenes look” at CBP, a recruiting event was held Saturday at the Pembina Port of Entry. 

Potential applicants for Customs and Border Protection officer postions attend a recruiting event Saturday at the Pembina, North Dakota, Port of Entry.

Potential applicants for Customs and Border Protection officer positions attend a recruiting event Saturday at the Pembina, North Dakota, Port of Entry.

CBP-OFO at the Pembina Port of Entry hosted a recruiting event attended by 31 prospective applicants interested in current and upcoming job announcements within OFO. The event included an introduction and overview of Customs and Border Protection – Office of Field Operations, a port tour, staged inspection demonstrations, and a question/answer period.

The Area Port of Pembina Recruiting Team continues to attend numerous college and university recruitment events and job fairs throughout the region with many contacts made. It was the intent of this event to showcase what it means to hold a position within CBP’s Office of Field Operations and to work at a port of entry. 

“We continue to look for ways to reach perspective applicants interested in becoming a member of the CBP workforce,” said Area Port Director Jason Schmelz. “We have positions open at several of our ports of entry within the state of North Dakota and this event is just one of many avenues we are using to reach those interested in the CBP officer position.”

An applicant for the CBP officer position must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S. for the past three years; must be referred for selection prior to their 37th birthday (or a preference eligible veteran, or have prior civilian federal law enforcement experience); and have a valid driver’s license. In addition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, video-based test and/or structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination.

CBP offers a unique opportunity for veterans to continue serving their country in an environment that appreciates the hard-earned knowledge, skills and abilities veterans gain through serving on the front lines. Nearly 30 percent of CBP employees are military veterans.

For selected candidates, CBP offers paid training to fully prepare them for an exciting career in federal law enforcement, the opportunity to serve their country, and a competitive salary and benefits package.

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

For more information on the CBP officer position, visit

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021