Border Patrol Agent
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Start Your Career as a Border Patrol Agent Working on the U.S. Southwest
Border – Arizona, California, New Mexico, South Texas, and West Texas.
Are you interested in a job with wide-open spaces and opportunities to
match? Join America’s fastest growing law enforcement team as a Border
Work in tandem with your U.S. Customs and Border Protection partners to
prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States.
Border Patrol Agents also detect and prevent the smuggling and unlawful
entry of undocumented aliens into the United States, and apprehend those
people found to be in violation of the immigration laws. Also, due to the
increase in drug smuggling operations, the Border Patrol is the primary
drug-interdicting agency along the land border between the ports of entry.
We are looking for physically fit men and women who want the ever-changing
missions we offer and have the intelligence and courage to handle the
*You will be a part of an organization with intense loyalty and
esprit de corps.
*Agents must successfully complete five months of paid training at
the CBP Border Patrol Academy in Artesia , NM , on topics such as
immigration and nationality law enforcement, Spanish, physical training, and
*Benefits and Salary . These are full-time permanent positions.
Initial appointments are made at the GL-5 ($36,658), GL-7 ($41,729) and GL-9
($46,524) grade levels with non-competitive promotion potential to GL 11
($54,494). Agents can earn up to an additional 25 percent of basic salary
each year in overtime pay. The Border Patrol Agent position has an
accelerated 6 1/2 month promotion plan. Agents in service three years have
earning potential of up to $70,000. . Agents enjoy a generous benefits
package including personal leave days for vacation, illness, and family
care, a wide choice of health insurance programs, life insurance, long-term
care insurance, flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket medical or
dependent care expenses, a fully portable retirement program that includes a
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401k), and a uniform allowance. . They are
eligible for law enforcement retirement at age 50 or older with 20 years of
service or after 25 years of service at any age.
*Requirements . Must be a U.S. citizen. U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) also has requirements that apply to all applicants other
than current CBP employees.
*If you are not a current CBP employee, CBP requires that for the
three (3) years prior to filing an application for employment, individuals
must meet one or more of the following criteria:
*1. Applicant resided in the United States or its protectorates or
territories (short trips abroad, such as vacations, will not necessarily
disqualify an applicant.)
*2. Applicant worked for the U.S. government as an employee overseas
in a federal or military capacity.
*3. Applicant was a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee
*4. Must possess a valid state driver’s license at the time of
*5. Must be under age 40 to register for the written test.
*This position is covered under law enforcement retirement
provisions. Therefore, candidates must be referred for selection prior to
their 40th birthday unless they presently serve or have previously served in
a position covered by federal civilian law enforcement retirement. .
Pre-employment Requirements consist of a thorough background investigation,
medical examination, fitness test, and drug test. If your background
includes past or present arrests, convictions, dismissals from previous
jobs, debts and financial issues, excessive use of alcohol, use of illegal
drugs, and/or the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, you may not pass
the pre-employment requirements for this position. You may also be subject
to a polygraph.
*If you meet the requirements above please remember that when you
click the continue button below, you will be ask to enter the following 4
character code, SRGS on th following page