People November 18, 2016 | 12:03 pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring for CBP officer positions nationwide

San Juan, PR —U.S. Customs and BorderProtection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry andinternational borders, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officerpositions at select locations.

As a key component of the Department ofHomeland Security’s frontline defense, a CBP officer’s primary responsibilityis to detect and prevent terrorists, their weapons, and other threats fromentering the United States while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. Thisrequire enforcing more than 400 laws related to trade, contraband, agriculturalpests and diseases, and admissibility of individuals.

An applicant for the CBP officer positionmust be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the United States for the past threeyears; must be referred for selection prior to their 40th birthday(preference-eligible veterans or those with prior civilian federal lawenforcement experience are exempt from maximum age requirement); possess threeyears of general work experience or a Bachelor’s degree in any area. Inaddition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination,physical fitness assessments, structured interview, drug test, backgroundinvestigation, and polygraph examination.

CBP offers a unique opportunity for veteransto continue serving their country in an environment that appreciates thehard-earned knowledge, skills, and abilities veterans gain through serving onthe front lines.

For selected candidates, CBP offers paidtraining to fully prepare them for an exciting career in federal lawenforcement, the opportunity to serve our country, and a competitive salary andbenefits package. CBP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women andminorities to apply.

For more information on the CBP officerposition, visit www.cbp.gov/careers and watch a video on how CBP officersprotect America 24/7. If you needadditional information, you can contact locally Program Manager B. Padial at787 552-3005 or 787 749-4286.

To apply for the CBP officer position,applicants must have an active USA Jobs account and complete an onlineapplication at www.usajobs.gov.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is theunified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged withthe management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and betweenofficial ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terroristweapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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