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||Nationwide, US United States
|| Law Enforcement, and Security
Border Patrol Agent GL-7|
Border Patrol Agent GL-7
Your education or your education in combination with experience may qualify you for a law enforcement or related career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency.
As a Border Patrol Agent (BPA) you will be part of our 60,000-employee workforce that strives to protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity. Being a Border Patrol Agent makes you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession.
Select this site’s Apply link to join CBP’s Talent Network. You will be able to register and be provided the official GL-7 BPA announcement that appears on USAJobs, the Federal Government’s official employment site, where you apply on-line. Take a moment to register and learn more about the exciting career opportunities within CBP.
Typical assignments include:
• Detecting, preventing, and apprehending undocumented noncitizens and smugglers of noncitizens 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.
How to Apply
Click on this site’s “APPLY” link/button. You will be taken to CBP’s Talent Network page and a Recruitment Application. Immediately upon registration for Law Enforcement and Border Patrol Agent you will receive a link to the Border Patrol Agent GL-7 announcement on USAJobs, the Federal Government’s official employment site.
To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel and quarantine.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications & Requirements
Experience: One year of specialized work experience that shows you have the skills necessary to make sound judgments and decisions; to deal effectively with people in a courteous and tactful manner; to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions and apply these skills in a law enforcement capacity such as training others, managing finances, code enforcement, doing compliance work, corrections, security, military, emergency responders, etc.;
Education Substitution for the GL-7 grade level: A bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average (i.e., GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0), or (3) honor society membership. Or will receive a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. Or one full year of graduate level education in a field of study related to law enforcement (e.g., criminal justice, homeland security, justice studies, law enforcement, courts and judicial systems, forensic technology, forensic psychology, or corrections and rehabilitation) from an accredited college or university within 9 months from the closing date of this announcement. OR:
Combination of Experience and Education: This will be calculated using your resume and official or unofficial transcripts submitted with your application.
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. CBP makes a difference for America. For every person and every mile of it. We're not united only by uniform, but a shared mission to protect our country - guarding borders at the frontlines and ensuring legitimate trade and travel.