NEW ENGLAND— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in all six New England states is hosting several recruitment events, looking for hard-working, dedicated men and women to protect our homeland.
“CBP offers opportunities for those looking for a challenging and rewarding career, protecting America,” said regional CBP Recruiter Sean Maher. “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill positions in both domestic, and in some cases, international roles.”
CBP is the sole organization responsible for securing the nation’s borders and takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
Scheduled Recruitment Events:
- Area Port of Boston: April 26, 2017, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. at Boston Career Fair, Hilton Garden Inn, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451
- Area Port of St. Albans: May 23, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 4th Annual Vermont Career Connections, The Sheraton Burlington Hotel, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
- Area Port of Portland: July 17, 2017, 10- a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hiring Our Heroes, Great Bay Community College, 320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
The primary responsibility of a CBP officer is to protect the nation by detecting and preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while facilitating the orderly flow of legitimate trade and travel. CBP officers perform a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to: conveyance and traveler inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination and law enforcement activities relating to revenue and trade, seizure of contraband, interdiction of agricultural pests and diseases and admissibility of persons at 328 ports of entry located at airports, sea ports and land borders.
The CBP officer position is a full-time, uniformed position that requires regular qualification and carrying of a firearm and includes paid training at CBP’s Field Operations Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident for the last three years, have a valid driver’s license and pass a medical examination, fitness and drug tests, as well as a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination used to determine suitability for the position. In general, eligible candidates must be referred for selection prior to reaching their 40th birthday (limited exceptions apply, such as age exemptions available based on Veterans’ preference eligibility). In addition to the CBP officer position, employees work in a variety of areas of expertise, including trade, agriculture, intelligence, information technology, finance and human resources.