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Border Patrol Agent GL-9

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This is a Full-time position in Troy, NY posted November 22, 2021.

Background U.

S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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.

CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

Duties and Responsibilities 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 provided a link to the official GL-9 BPA announcement that appears on USAJobs, the Federal Government's official employment site, where you will need to apply on-line.

See the How to Apply section below for more information.

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.

These assets may include, but are not limited to: vehicles, horses, vessels, watercrafts, off-road vehicles, ATVs, snowmobiles, and motorcycles Duty Locations: Job offers are made based on operational needs and requirements and are determined by the U.S.

Border Patrol.

Although the locations listed will most likely be available, the duty location offered in your final offer letter may include any location within the Southwest Border region as follows: Big Bend Sector Texas
– Presidio Station, Van Horn Station, Sanderson Station, Alpine Station, Sierra Blanca Station, Marfa Station Del Rio Sector Texas
– Abilene Station, Del Rio Station, Brackettville Station, Comstock Station, Eagle Pass North Station, Eagle Pass South Station, Carrizo Springs Station, Rocksprings Station, San Angelo Station, Uvalde Station El Paso Sector Texas
– Alamogordo Station, Clint Station, Deming Station, El Paso Station, Fort Hancock Station, Las Cruces Station, Lordsburg Station, Santa Teresa Station, Truth or Consequences Station, Ysleta Station El Centro Sector California
– El Centro Station, Indio Station, Calexico Station Laredo Sector Texas
– Laredo South Station, Cotulla Station, Hebbronville Station, Laredo West Station, Freer Station, Laredo North Station, Zapata Station Rio Grande Valley Sector Texas
– Rio Grande City Station, Fort Brown Station, McAllen Station, Brownsville Station, Falfurrias Station, Weslaco Station, Kingsville Station, Harlingen Station Yuma Sector Arizona
– Blythe Station, Yuma Station, Wellton Station Salary You will begin your career as a GL-9 grade level BPA and make $55,214 to $89,054 per year depending upon location and work schedule, including overtime.

A fully trained Border Patrol Agent may be eligible up to an additional 25% of base pay in accordance with the BPA Pay Reform Act of 2014.

Travel Required Occasional travel
– Travel may be required based on operation needs.

Conditions of Employment Firearm Proficiency: You will be required to carry a firearm.

Firearm proficiency is required for all Border Patrol Agents and is part of the training provided.

Probationary Period: You must serve a one-year probationary period during the first year of your initial permanent federal appointment.

Formal Training: After you are hired, you will be detailed to the U.S.

Border patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico, for approximately 6 months of intensive instruction in immigration and nationality laws, law enforcement and Border Patrol-specific operations, drivers training, physical techniques, firearms, and other courses.

You will also be provided training to become proficient with the Spanish language and will be tested on your language abilities.

Residency Requirement: CBP has a residency requirement that applies to all applicants not currently employed by CBP.

Driver's License: You must possess a valid driver's license.

Qualifications for the BPA GL-9 Grade Level Experience: One year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GL-7 grade level that shows that you have the ability to enforce local, state, and/or federal laws and regulations in a law enforcement capacity and otherwise have the authority or ability to do the following: plan and conduct investigations, plan and make arrests, serve court orders (warrants), use firearms, and/or deal with people in a persuasive, tactful, and resourceful manner.

Education Substitution for the GL-9 grade level: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

National Service 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.

To receive full credit for any and all experience, please be sure to describe your duties, roles, and responsibilities in detail.

Age Requirement: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions.

Candidates must be referred for selection to the Border Patrol Agent position before reaching their 40th birthday in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Directive 251-03.

The age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement (non-military) position covered by Title 5 U.S.C.

8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C.


The age restriction does not apply if you are Veterans' Preference eligible.

Current Federal Employees: Current federal employees who apply to this announcement may be required to accept a change to lower grade which will reduce their current salary based on Federal pay regulations.

Re-promotion is not guaranteed.

Timeframes and grade level re-promotion is at the discretion of the agency.

Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.

If you 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.

If you do not have previous or current law enforcement or military law enforcement experience, you may qualify at the GL-7 grade level.

Please refer to the BPA GL-7 announcement.

Additional information Polygraph Examination: This is a polygraph-required position.

If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you will be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process.

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 Investigation package.

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.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive National Security Position, and, upon selection, applicants will be required to undergo, and must successfully pass, a Tier 5 investigation or equivalent for placement and retention in this position.

Pre-Screening Interview: As part of the suitability process, you may be required to undergo a pre-screening interview.

Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence: The Border Patrol Agent position is a weapons-carrying position.

Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.

Therefore, if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you are not qualified for this position.

Medical/Physical Requirements: You must complete the medical screening process and be found to meet the medical standards for the position.

If you do not meet the medical standards for the position, you may request a waiver of the medical standard by demonstrating with non-medical information that, with or without reasonable accommodation, you can safely perform the essential duties of the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: This is a drug testing designated position.

You must complete and pass a drug test as a condition of employment.

Employees are subject to drug testing in compliance with the Agency's Drug-Free Workplace Program.

Physical Fitness Screening: You will be required to successfully pass the Pre-employment Fitness Test.

This a 6-week program designed to assist you in achieving a level of physical fitness that will help you successfully pass CBP fitness test.

Interview Process: You will be required to pass a face-to-face structured interview.

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to ensure you meet