Border Patrol Agent (BPA), GL-9
Company: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Posted on: October 11, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent (BPA), GL-9
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 U.S. 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.
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 waters
• Detect and prevent the illegal entry and smuggling of aliens into the United States
• Detect and prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States
• Prevent the illegal trafficking of people, narcotics and contraband into the United States
Being 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 positions
• Responding to electronic sensor alarms
• Interpreting and following tracks, marks and other physical evidence
• Using infrared scopes during night operations
• Responding to aircraft sighting and other anti-smuggling activities
• Performing farm and ranch checks, traffic checks, city patrols, and transportation checks
• Patrolling 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 motorcycles• You must possess at least one year previous or current law enforcement or military law enforcement experience
• You must successfully pass a background investigation
• You must successfully pass a polygraph examination (eligibility for reciprocity or waiver may be determined during the background investigation)
• You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
• Referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waiver for Veterans)
• You must have resided in the U.S. for the last 3 years
• Convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are disqualifying
• You will be required to carry a firearm
• You will be required to work regular and recurring shift work
• You must meet job-related medical, fitness and drug-testing standards
• You must have a valid driver's license
• Use 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 alien
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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.
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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.
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