Border Patrol Agent (BPA), GL-9
Job Posting:U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent (BPA), GL-9Join CBP! Do you have what it takes to safeguard our Nation? You may be interested in a new law enforcement career with Customs and Border Protection as a Border Patrol Agent.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.Discover a challenging and rewarding career with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the Nation's borders. 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.Description Protect the American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding law enforcement career. Your military or law enforcement skills are what's needed to meet CBP's needs! Additionally, GS-9 applicants receive a waiver from taking the Entrance Exam (required for GS-5/GS-7)!Apply to this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's and our partners' ability to perform their homeland security functions by doing the following:Patrol international land borders and coastal watersDetect and prevent the illegal entry and smuggling of aliens into the United StatesDetect and prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United StatesPrevent the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics and contraband into the United StatesBeing a Border Patrol Agent makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. Typical assignments for the GL-9 position includes:Detecting, preventing, and apprehending undocumented aliens and smugglers of aliens at or near the land borders by maintaining surveillance from covert positionsResponding to electronic sensor alarmsInterpreting and following tracks, marks and other physical evidenceUsing infrared scopes during night operationsResponding to aircraft sighting and other anti-smuggling activitiesPerforming farm and ranch checks, traffic checks, city patrols, and transportation checksPatrolling the international boundary and coastal waterways and using a variety of Government assets for the accomplishment of the USBP Mission. These assets may include, but are not limited to: vehicles, horses, vessels, watercrafts, off-road vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and motorcyclesKey Requirements You must possess at least one year previous or current law enforcement or military law enforcement experienceYou must successfully pass a background investigationYou must successfully pass a polygraph examination (eligibility for reciprocity or waiver may be determined during the background investigation)You must be a US citizen to apply for this positionReferred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waiver for Veterans)You must have resided in the US for the last 3 yearsConvictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are disqualifyingYou will be required to carry a firearmYou will be required to work regular and recurring shift workYou must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standardsYou must have a valid driver's license Common DisqualifiersUse of illegal drugs, and/or the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.Convictions (including misdemeanor domestic violence charges)Intentional harboring or concealment of an illegal alienEEOEqual Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.This is not the application for the position. Clicking apply, will direct you to the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) site to enroll in our network for careers with CBP. If you do not wish to receive communications about careers with CBP and prefer to proceed directly to the application, please go to www.USAJOBS.gov.