As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed
to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable
legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions
remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring,
despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to
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Salary: Salary listed reflects the rest of U.S. scale and, if
applicable, will be adjusted to meet the locality pay or cost of
living expenses of the duty location upon selection.
COLA is authorized for certain locations and is calculated
separately using the base salary table. Please see the following
link for specific COLA Rates here.
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of
Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
Office of Field Operations, in Multiple Locations.
This announcement is for a Supervisory CBP Officer (Second
Line), GS 13. We are no longer issuing certificates from the
previous announcement OFO-IMP-10882079-RLL; that announcement has
been discontinued. You must re-apply to this current vacancy
OFO-IMP-11086968-RLL announcement to continue to receive
WHERE WILL POSITIONS BE FILLED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT?
Positions filled under this announcement are in the U.S. Customs
and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations. Positions are
available throughout the United States. You will be asked to
identify your duty location preferences in the on-line application
process. In some cases, the duty stations may not have a vacancy
during the life of this announcement. In addition, there may be
occasions where applicants are referred for selection based upon
working within a particular commuting area. The local commuting
area is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which
people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work. If you
are selected for and accept this position, once you enter on duty,
you will no longer be referred for other locations under this
Geographic Location: You may select up to five (5) locations
where you would be willing to work.
WHEN IS THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN AND WHAT IS THE LAST DATE TO
APPLY FOR THIS POSITION? We are currently accepting applications
from 06/07/2021 to 06/25/2021. You must apply on-line by 11:59 p.m.
ET, 06/25/2021 to receive consideration under this announcement.
Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for further guidance.
You must meet the qualifications and eligibility by 6/6/2022 to be
considered eligible under this announcement. You may be referred
and selected at any time after the closing date. However, if
selected, you will be promoted/reassigned only after you have met
all job requirements such as qualifications and time-in-grade
requirements. Employees who meet the qualifications and other job
requirements (as explained in this announcement) by 6/6/2022, are
encouraged to apply during the open period. If you do not apply by
06/25/2021, you WILL NOT have an opportunity to apply for this
position and will not receive consideration for selection until the
next open period.
Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field
Operations will allow you to use your expertise to manage one or
more national programs in order to help to detect and prevent
terrorists and instruments of terror from entering/exiting the U.S.
Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct programs that
strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland
This position starts at a salary of $92,143.00 (GS-13, Step 1)
to $119,787.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to
$119,787 (GS-13 Step 10).
In this second-line supervisory position you will become a key
member of a team of Homeland Security professionals detecting and
preventing terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the
U.S. Typical work assignments include:
- Responding to and resolving technical and operational questions
regarding functions or programs supervised.
- Providing guidance and training, communicating intelligence and
enforcement information, and disseminating new procedures and
- Planning and accomplishing assignments, projects, studies or
investigations intended to explore and resolve major operations and
law enforcement problems, or to develop, improve, or install new
- Directly supervising a team of subordinate supervisors and
performing a full range of supervisory functions.
If going from a LEO Covered Position to a Secondary CBPO
Enhanced Retirement Covered Position: Please be advised that when
you enter on duty in this Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement
covered position you will no longer be covered under the Special
Retirement System for Law Enforcement Officers, but will only be
covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). For
further information on the Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement
Coverage, please see the Qualifications section.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
1895 Customs And Border Protection
- Compliance Officers
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective
- Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five
years (additional details below)
- You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or
- CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing
- You must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including
- You must possess a valid driver's license
- You must meet firearms requirements
- You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm
Qualifications: You must meet all qualification requirements by
6/6/2022. Qualification claims will be subject to verification
through a review of your work experience and/or education as
provided in your resume, transcripts (as applicable), and responses
to assessment questions. This verification could occur at any stage
of the application process.
Experience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level by 6/6/2022, performing duties such as:
- Conducting primary inspections of cargo, conveyances, and
travelers to determine admissibility, alienage, citizenship and the
need for referral to secondary inspection for further intensified
inspection at Ports of Entry (POE) utilizing behavioral and
- Conducting secondary inspections of referrals from primary
inspections through interviews, additional database queries,
communication with other law enforcement agencies, and use of
technology at the POE.
- Identifying, targeting, controlling and examining passengers
and cargo leaving the United States to ensure the mission
objectives of interdicting terrorists and instruments of terror,
and compliance with export requirements.
- Developing, planning and participating in tactical operations
and preparing detailed accurate reports regarding inspections,
gathered intelligence, and incidents.
- Communicate and interact with internal components, other law
enforcement agencies, foreign entities, and carriers.
- Serving as a coach and mentor of lower level CBP Officers and
providing (evaluation or feedback) to supervisor and/or CBP Officer
making recommendations of performance improvement and training
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.
Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement: 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 the 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,
Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO
Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this
- Meet all qualification requirements, including education if
applicable to this position, subject to verification at 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 6/6/2022.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize
employment offers made to current or former political appointees.
If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a
political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential
Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this
information to the Human Resources Office.
Background Investigation: U.S. 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 (e.g., 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 visit this link.
Polygraph Examination: The Supervisory CBP Officer (Second Line)
position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current
CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to
take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to
continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph
Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior
federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will
receive information to request reciprocity in your Background
Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a
polygraph waiver. 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.
If you are not a current GS-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. We will schedule,
provide and pay for the required basic medical examination. For
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. 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.
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
Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants
not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have
physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as
declared under international law) for at least three of the last
five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you
have been physically located in a foreign location for more than
two of the last five years, you may request an exception to
determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one
or more of the following conditions:
- Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a
member of the military
- A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian
or member of the military who was working for the U.S.
- Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S.
affiliated college or university
- Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer
supporting the U.S. government
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections
for more information if education is applicable to this