US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards
You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
Physical and Medical Requirements: Because the duties of the position are of a strenuous nature and require a high degree of interaction and responsibility to the public, you must undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process.\u00a0 We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination.\u00a0For more information, go to https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/cbpo/app-proc.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must have a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
Shift Work/Overtime: This position requires regular and recurring shift work. You must be willing and available to work rotating shifts. You may also be rotated between assignments and duty locations.\u00a0 You could be required to work overtime on a daily basis and will be compensated up to an additional 25% of your base pay in accordance with the\u00a0Border Patrol Agent\u00a0Pay Reform Act of 2014.
Uniforms: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in duty status.
Security Clearance: You may be required to obtain a Secret or higher level clearance for this position.
Basic Qualification Requirements: The basic qualification requirements include experience in law enforcement or other responsible work that demonstrates the ability to make arrests and exercise sound judgment in the use of firearms; to deal effectively with individuals or persons in a courteous, tactful manner; and to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions.
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you meet the basic qualification requirements and possess one year of specialized experience that includes providing direction and oversight for Border Patrol related functions within an assigned area. This includes assisting, advising, and instructing subordinates in their work and resolving difficult problems requiring coordination with other operating units, and/or developing, managing, or directing operational policy or programs related to Border Patrol operations.
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.
Language Requirement: Must be proficient in the Spanish language. (i.e., able to speak and read in Spanish).
Meet all qualification requirements, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
This is a Non-Bargaining Unit status position.
Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement retirement. For more information on required years of service and retirement age clink on this link: Maximum Age
For further information on when an employee continues or discontinues coverage under the special retirement system for law enforcement officers, please see the CSRS and FERS Handbook, Chapter 46, pages 12-13.\u00a0
Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while on duty. Anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922 (g) (9)). Candidates will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense.
Polygraph Examination: The Supervisory Border Patrol Agent position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you\u00a0may be required to take\u00a0a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see\u00a0Polygraph Examination.
Polygraph Reciprocity: If applicable,\u00a0CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You may request reciprocity at the time of polygraph scheduling.
Polygraph Waiver:\u00a0 Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver.\u00a0 You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.
Age Requirement: Provisions of Public Laws 93-350 and 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for initial appointment to a primary Law Enforcement Officer position within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In accordance with DHS Management Directive 251-03, the \day before an individual's 37th birthday\ is the maximum age for original appointment to a position as a primary law enforcement officer within DHS. NOTE: The Commissioner of CBP has approved a temporary increase in the maximum allowable age for original placement into a BPA position; therefore, candidates must be referred for selection before reaching their 40th birthday.
Creditable law enforcement officer service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), or creditable service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8401(36) (as a Customs and Border Protection Officer) on or after July 6, 2008, may be applied toward the maximum age requirement. This age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving in a federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).
To ensure compliance with statutes pertaining to the appointment of preference eligible veterans as determined by the Merit Systems Protection Board in its recent decision of Isabella v. Dept. of State, the maximum age for original appointment articulated above shall not apply to the hiring of individuals entitled to veterans preference eligibility under 5 U.S.C. \u00a7 3312. Veterans' Preference Eligibility: The maximum age for original appointment does not apply to veteran's preference eligibles.
Background Investigation: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (i.e., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy) and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. Entry into this position may require that you successfully pass a polygraph examination. For more information, please see: Background Investigation
Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify here, E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. To learn more, click on the link Hiring Policies
Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter\u00a0@CustomsBorder
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Selection Certificates: Applications will not be rated. All eligible candidates will be referred to management in name order.
A series of vacancy questions will be used to determine your eligibility. If you meet those basic requirements, your application package may be referred to management for selection consideration. Falsification of your application will remove you for consideration and could subject you to disciplinary action.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
Knowledge of Immigration and Nationality Laws
Knowledge of proper law enforcement methods
Skill in analyzing disparate facts, events, and other types of intelligence material
Skill in using a variety of automated information systems to gather information for intelligence, enforcement, prosecutions, and to facilitate decision making
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the \Required Documents\ section of this announcement.
Background checks and security clearance
US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
Website : http://www.cbp.gov
CBPis one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.