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US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection

Los Angeles, CA

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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 may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
You must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including In-basket)
You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic Violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.Uniform:\u00a0This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.Data Systems:\u00a0You will be required to maintain access to all data systems necessary for duty execution.Shift Work: You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotation basis.Overtime: You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week. Basic Training: You may be required to attend approximately 18 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC). Candidates selected for certain duty locations may receive an additional 6 weeks of Spanish language training. Motor Vehicle Operation:\u00a0You must possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.Physical and Environmental Conditions:\u00a0The work environment includes offices, aircraft operation areas, airline passenger and cargo areas, and marine docks.\u00a0 Periods of outdoor work may be required in snow, rain, or extreme heat.\u00a0 Occasional periods of outdoor work may be required in remote areas with no modern comfort facilities.\u00a0 The work may involve the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides and fumigants.\u00a0 Protective clothing may be required such as hard hats, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, and respirators.


GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience including leading, directing, supervising, or providing technical direction to others in performing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise into the U.S.; expert skills and ability to collect and analyze information from a wide variety of sources to effectively identify known or potential terrorists or instruments of terror, criminals, smuggling aliens, trends, and other threats to the Headquarters elements, the U.S. borders and national security. Secondary CBP Officer Enhanced Retirement Requirement:\u00a0The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job. In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector, GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895.Note: If you currently serve in a permanent secondary CBP Officer Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite. 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.
You must:
Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; andMeet 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 Thursday, January 25, 2018.
Promotion Eligibility Rules as of Oct 01, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B):\u00a0CBP requires competition for selection into supervisory and managerial positions for occupations covered by competency-based assessments.\tCandidates for this GS-14 supervisory/managerial position must have competed for and served in a permanent or temporary GS-13 second-line or higher or equivalent supervisory position or in a permanent GS-13 managerial position.\tThe above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-14 or higher position.\tTo view the promotion eligibility directive (Directive No. 51332-022B) in its entirety, please visit the HRM career center webpage on CBPNET.If you are not a current 1895, and you are selected, you will have to meet the following medical/physical standards:
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. For more information, go to
Fitness Requirement: You will be required to successfully pass the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1.\u00a0 Please see the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1 Readiness Program at\u00a0for additional information. This is a 6 week program designed to assist you in achieving a level of physical fitness that will help you successfully pass the CBP fitness tests.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

Additional information

DHS offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, vision, dental, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid federal holidays.\u00a0 Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, uniform allowance, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers.\u00a0 DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.\u00a0 For more information, please go to and select \Benefits\.
To compare cost of living data, calculate mortgage scenarios, or gather information on communities and school districts, please visit the website:\u00a0

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. For more information, please see:

Polygraph Examination: The\u00a0CBP Officer (Program Manager) Recruiter\u00a0position 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:\u00a0CBP may accept the results of\u00a0a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.Polygraph Waiver:\u00a0Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver.\u00a0 You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

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,, including your rights and responsibilities.
This position is NOT covered under the bargaining unit.

Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. To learn more, click on the link

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Qualified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) candidates will be ranked on the basis of the scores received on your CBP Officer Promotional Assessment.\u00a0 Competitive applicants must have a valid test score when the announcement opens, or we cannot consider you for this position.\u00a0 Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) Candidates need not have a current, valid test score.\u00a0 Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) candidates include applicants who have permanently held a position at the highest grade announced or higher.
Your application record will remain in a pending status until after
the announcement closes, at which time we will upload test scores.\u00a0 If you
have completed the assessment questionnaire and have uploaded all required
documents for this announcement, there is nothing further you need to do at
this time.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.\u00a0 To preview the job questionnaire, see View Occupational Questionnaire.
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.\u00a0 Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:\u00a0

Knowledge of program related legislation and regulation and extensive knowledge of inspection and investigative techniques\u00a0
Ability to effectively apply behavioral and cultural analysis and decision making skills in order to perform risk assessments
Ability to collect and analyze information from a wide variety of sources

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles:\u00a0 If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible.\u00a0 Information about CTAP eligibility can be found at:\u00a0 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.\u00a0 In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the \Required Documents\ section of this announcement.

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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.

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