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Sector Enforcement Specialist

Customs and Border Protection
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Customs and Border Protection
Job Announcement Number:

Overview Duties Qualifications and Evaluation Benefits and other Information How to Apply

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Sector Enforcement Specialist
SALARY RANGE: 26,264.00 – 51,738.00 USD per year OPEN PERIOD: Monday, September 22, 2008
to Monday, September 21, 2009
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1801-05/09 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 9 DUTY LOCATIONS: vacancy(s) in one of the following locations:   Many vacancies – Nationwide, US
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens
CBP:  Securing America’s Borders

Whether on the frontlines or serving behind the scenes supporting our mission, the men and women of CBP are dedicated to keeping America safe.  CBP counts on them.  Our Nation counts on them.  Can we count on you?

This announcement has been amended to include updated evaluation information, and additional locations. See “Duties” and “Qualifications”section for specific information.

This is an open continuous announcement which will establish an inventory of applicants interested in a career as a Sector Enforcement Specialist with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This applicant inventory will be used to fill vacancies as they occur within the Office of Border Patrol at various locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Applicant selection referral lists will be issued, as needed, for the duration of this announcement. Although this announcement is advertised for multiple organizational components, duty locations, and grade levels, it is not intended to convey any expectation that positions will be filled at all organizational components, duty locations, or grade levels.

You must meet the grade level qualification and eligibility requirements at the time of submission of your application. If your qualifications and eligibility change, you will need to update your responses in the questionnaire and/or resume reflecting those changes; otherwise, you will continue to receive consideration under your original application. Your eligibility will last for 12 months from the submission of your application.

The salary shown above includes the base pay for the lowest grade and the highest step of the highest possible grade.  Salaries vary by grade level and are adjusted for the locality.  The following link displays the locality pay tables by geographic area.

If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the last table listed “Rest of the United States”.

CBP Mission Statement: We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders. We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror. We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our nation’s economic security through lawful international trade and travel. We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity, and professionalism Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation’s borders.  As part of our carefully selected, highly trained team, you’ll leverage state-of-the art technology, innovative strategies and world-wide partnerships to protect our communities and defend our frontier.At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we

  • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border.

For more information about CBP’s mission, activities, and careers, please visit our web site,

Who May Apply: All US Citizens. If you are a status candidate, you may also apply through VIN 209898

Organizational Location: Positions will be filled within Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, in various locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

For a list of all possible locations, see the “Duties” section.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Relocation Information: To compare cost of living data, calculate mortgage scenarios, or gather information on communities and school districts, please visit the website:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Security Investigation
  • Residency Requirement

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