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 may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
You must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including In-basket)
You must possess a valid driver\u2019s license and meet firearms requirements
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:\u00a0 This 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.
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.
Vehicle Operation:\u00a0 You must
possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.
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.
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.\u00a0The ideal candidate for this
position will have advanced knowledge of port-level traveler entry procedures,
as well as in-depth experience using key CBP data systems, which may include
TECS, Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), Traveler Primary Arrival
Client (TPAC), Vehicle Primary Client (VPC), US Pedestrian, US Arrivals, and
OFO Secondary Systems. This experience is desired, but not required.
CBP Officer Enhanced Retirement Requirement:\u00a0 The 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
Meet all qualification requirements,\u00a0subject to verification\u00a0at 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 Thursday, February 22, 2018.
Promotion Eligibility Rules as of Oct 01, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B): CBP requires competition for selection into supervisory and managerial positions for occupations covered by competency-based assessments.
Candidates 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.
The above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-14 or higher position.
To view the promotion eligibility directive\u00a0 (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
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
Physical 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 for 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.
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.\u00a0 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.\u00a0 For more information, please see:\u00a0 https://www.cbp.gov/careers/join-cbp/which-career/apply/background-investigation\u00a0
Probationary Period:\u00a0\u00a0Current and former federal employees may\u00a0be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
This position is covered under the bargaining unit.
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system,\u00a0to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.\u00a0Learn more about\u00a0E-Verify here,\u00a0 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and
hiring process. To learn more, click on the link https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf
Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter\u00a0@CustomsBorder
Please view the video \Protecting America 24/7\ to learn
more about CBP's Office of Field Operations: http://cbpapps.cbp.dhs.gov/ofo/2011/protecting_america/pro_america.wmv
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
CBP\u00a0Officer Promotional Assessment:\u00a0 Qualified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) candidates will be ranked on the basis of the scores received on your CBP\u00a0Officer Promotional Assessment.\u00a0 Competitive applicants must
have a valid test score when the announcement opens; otherwise, we cannot
consider you for this position.\u00a0 Alternate Staffing Candidates
(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 announced grade or higher.
Your application record will remain in a pending status until after the announcement closes, at which time we will upload test scores. 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. To preview the job questionnaire, see View Occupational Questionnaire
Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
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:
Knowledge in the application of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (INA).
program related legislation and regulation and extensive knowledge of
inspection and investigative techniques
Knowledge of port-level traveler entry procedures
effectively apply behavioral and cultural analysis and decision making
skills in order to perform risk assessments
Ability to use key CBP data systems such as TECS, Advance
Passenger Information System (APIS), Traveler Primary Arrival Client (TPAC),
Vehicle Primary Client (VPC), US Pedestrian, US Arrivals, and OFO Secondary
Ability to collect
and analyze information from a wide variety of sources
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):\u00a0 If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible.\u00a0 Information about\u00a0CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a.\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 This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.\u00a0 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.