CBP International Officer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 22

Position description

DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At CBP, we:

  • Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws
  • 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 website at: http://www.cbp.gov/.

Who May Apply:  Status Candidates which include:

  • Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see http://www.dhs.gov/careers.

Organizational Location:  This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Affairs, International Organizations and Agreements Division, Brussels, Belgium. 

This announcement will be used to fill GS-14 positions under of two series (GS-1801 or GS-1896).  You will apply for each announcement (CBP-2024699-TAS MP or CBP-2024706-TAS MP) for which you would like to receive consideration. This position will be filled on a limited basis for an initial period not-to-exceed two years.  At the discretion of management the assignment may be extended for additional periods up to a maximum of five years.  Incumbent may be returned at any time to his/her position, or to a position of equivalent grade and pay as the one from which assigned.  This is an accompanied tour.

Note:  One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.



  • Representing DHS and CBP programs and interests to promote expanded U.S. and international law enforcement cooperation towards the identification and interception of possible terrorist and criminal subjects, unlawful international travelers, and physical instruments of terrorism and illicit trade;
  • Collaborating with foreign government officials, senior law enforcement officials, industry leaders, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other groups to advance the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's mission to secure the U.S. border, facilitate lawful trade and travel, and to interdict illicit trade and travel;
  • Serving as an expert on a wide range of trade facilitation and cargo security issues in order to: 1) contribute to the knowledge and effectiveness of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium, the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and to the World Customs Organization; 2) address specific trade-related issues/concerns; and 3) provide strategic guidance and input in collaboration with foreign partners in bilateral or multi-lateral settings or trade-related working groups; 
  •  Serving as an expert on a wide range of U.S.-bound traveler admissibility topics, passenger processing formalities, collaboration opportunities, and targeting programs in order to contribute to the effectiveness of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's mission to secure the U.S. border and to contribute to the knowledge and effectiveness of the U.S. Embassies in Belgium, particularly the Executive Office leadership, Consular Affairs Section, Political Section, and law enforcement and intelligence community components; and
  • Providing strategic guidance and utilizing effective program management skills to further cooperation between the United States and international counterparts, as well as components within the U.S. Embassies based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's trade and travel enforcement and facilitation priorities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Obtain and Maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance
  • Provide Department of State Documents
  • Government Credit Card

The qualifications listed above must be met by Thursday, January 04, 2018 and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 

You qualify for the GS-14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent performing duties such as:  

  • Providing technical oversight, operational assistance, and team leadership to personnel concerning DHS and CBP operations, policies and programs;
  • Performing detailed reporting, review and assessments of organizational operations and vulnerabilities to provide solutions to correct problems;
  • Providing expert law enforcement techniques in the detection, apprehension and prosecution of criminal activity at a port of entry.

Time-in-Grade:  Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Application instructions

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