Chantilly, Virginia
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

Customs & Border Protection (CBP):  Securing America's Borders
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resiliency to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:

  • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see

Joining the Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology will allow you to use your expertise to influence overall quality of decisions made by management to implement projects and impact major plans in programs throughout the agency. This position starts at a salary of $94,796 (GS-13 Step 1) with promotion potential to $145,629 (GS-14 Step 10).

Who May Apply:

Organizational Location: This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Information and Technology in Chantilly, VA.

One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.

The open period for this job opportunity announcement may be extended to allow for a sufficient applicant pool.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 25%

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (see "Other Information")
  • Basic Requirements:

    A. A degree in professional engineering (not engineering technology). To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


    B. A combination of education and experience – college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

    1. Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
    2. Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration.
    3. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
    4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer sciences, mathematics or hydrology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

    Copies of your current registration or transcripts must be submitted at the time of your application.

    GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you meet the basic requirements listed above and possess one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the skills needed perform the job duties. This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples include designing, engineering and implementing a major communication systems; performing radio frequency engineering and measurement of radio systems and components.

    GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you meet the basic requirements listed above and possess one year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the skills needed perform the job duties. This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. Examples include serving as a project leader or subject-matter expert in designing, engineering and implementing a major communications system (such as Land Mobile Radio) and providing technical support for continued development; performing radio frequency engineering, measurement of radio systems and components and wireless security engineering.

    You must meet all qualification requirements, including education, if applicable, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by Friday, April 21, 2017.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary; however, some walking, bending and lifting of files or electronics (up to 25 pounds) may be required.

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