Customs and Border Protection
January 15, 2020
Highgate Springs, Vermont
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Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Boston Field Office, located in Highgate Springs, VT.

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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. This position starts at a salary of $91,970.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to$119,564.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $119,564 GS-13Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct programs that strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security.

In this Supervisory position you will become a key team member of homeland security professionals overseeing one or more functional areas at the port of entry. As a second-line Supervisory CBP Officer (Assistant Port Director- Tactical/Trade/Passenger), your job will include:

Tactical Operations:

  • Directing the development and deployment of local special operations aimed at addressing high-risk areas of concern in the cargo environment and ensuring all A-TCET resources are dedicated to the anti-terrorism and border security mission priorities.
  • Implementing and training for effective response protocols for hazardous incidents, deployment plans and response protocols for radiation portal equipment installs, and maintaining effective, productive and collaborative relationships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement entities.

Trade Operations:

  • Managing and directing the implementation of the Trade Act, the 24-hour rule, and border security measures.
  • Ensuring the effective analysis of advanced information received prior to the arrival of cargo into the U.S. via all modes of transportation.
  • Maintaining effective, productive and collaborative relationships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement and trade entities as well as maintaining productive relationships with external trade and industry groups.Directing and managing a myriad of enforcement related programs designed to address anti-terrorism and border security enforcement

Passenger Operations:

  • Directing the implementation of the US-VISIT, NSEER, ENFORCE, and SEVIS programs to ensure proper entry, exit and control of passengers arriving or departing the United States.
  • Managing and ensuring consistent application of paroles, waivers, and deferred program activities that protect and control the flow of arriving/departing passengers at the Nation's border.

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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