The Air and Marine Operations (AMO) component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers those interested in a career in law enforcement an exceptional opportunity to work with an elite team of highly trained professionals whose camaraderie, pride, and purpose are hallmarks of their daily mission protecting America.
If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding job that also provides great pay, benefits, and job stability, now is the time to make your move.
CBP is recruiting now for these full-time security-based opportunities with the nation’s largest law enforcement organization charged with maintaining the security of our national borders while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
*** THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: Category rating, Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking do not apply to this Public Notice. Applicants will be referred for selection consideration throughout the announcement open period.
As an Air Interdiction Agent (AIA) you will perform aviation-based law enforcement operations for the detection, prevention, interdiction, & apprehension of terrorists, terrorist weapons, and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.
- Conducting air patrol, surveillance, and pursuit activities related to the interdiction of smuggled contraband via land vehicles, aircraft, or vessels.
- Monitoring behavior patterns and activities of suspect persons, vehicles, or vessels believed to be engaged in illegal activities.
- Collecting, refining, and analyzing strategic and tactical intelligence.
- Searching persons, vessels, baggage, and cargo for contraband or weapons incidental to detention or arrest.
Salary and Benefits:
You will begin your career as a GS-11 grade level Air Interdiction Agent (AIA) and make $80,081 to $104,101 – note, this is a career ladder position, with a grade level progression of GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13. You may be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level automatically (without re-applying) once you complete 52-weeks at each grade level (with supervisor approval). Agents will also receive the full package of federal employment benefits that include health and insurance plans, a generous annual and sick leave program, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, a retirement plan akin to a traditional 401(k) offering.
Locations are offered based on operational requirements, mission requirements, and critical agency hiring needs as determined by Air and Marine Operations. The duty location listed in a final offer letter may include any geographic location within the Southwest Border Region, Southeast Border Region, Caribbean Air and Marine Branch (CAMB), and National Air Security Operation Centers (NASOC) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) locations. You must be willing to work at any duty location within that region to include but not limited to the following: Southeast Region: Homestead, FL; Southwest Region: Tucson and Yuma, AZ; San Diego, CA; El Paso, Laredo, and McAllen, TX; NASOC UAS locations: Sierra Vista, AZ; San Angelo, TX; and CAMB: Aguadilla, PR
You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.