Federal border agency to start hiring additional officers

TUCSON, AZ - The federal agency responsible for securing U.S. borders at air, land and sea ports is looking to hire officers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hire 2,000 additional officers by the end of fiscal year 2015 as a result of funding provided in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

The addition of officers will enhance security, help reduce wait times and “facilitate growing volumes of legitimate goods and travelers” into the country, according to a CBP press release.

An applicant for the CBP officer position must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S. for the past three years
  • Must be referred for selection prior to their 37th birthday (or a preference eligible veteran or have prior civilian federal law enforcement experience)
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, video-based test and/or structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination. 

According to CBP, the agency offers an opportunity for veterans to continue serving their country; nearly 30 percent of CBP employees are military veterans.

For candidates who are selected, CBP offers paid training and a competitive salary and benefits package.

CBP encourages women and minorities to apply to help create a workforce that reflects the diversity in the country.

For more information on the CBP officer position, visit their website .

To apply for the CBP officer position applicants must have an active USA Jobs account and complete an online application on the USA Jobs website .

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