CBP International Officer (NTE 2 Years)

Customs and Border Protection
  • Location
    Lima, Peru and Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 07

Position description

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Affairs, Latin America and Caribbean Division, located in Lima, Peru and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


This position will allow you to use your expertise to prevent illegal entry of aliens into the United States by land, water, or air; enforce criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Laws; and seek out and apprehend smugglers or aliens who are in the United States illegally. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to protect the homeland.
This position starts at a salary of $89,370.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $116,181.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $116,181 (GS-14, Step 10).

Typical duties will include:

  • Serving as a CBP advisor, consultant, and expert to the U.S. Ambassador or Departments of State's of Mission regarding CBP programs and operation;
  • Handling issues regarding trade, industry, and the traveling public such as intellectual property rights, boarding (transportation) letters, malafide intercepts, and fraudulent documents;
  • Working closely with assigned country team leader and serves as the liaison between the foreign country and CBP;
  • Promoting CBP goals and objectives as well as international cooperation and relations; and
  • Cultivating international contacts, liaisons, or relations at all of levels of CBP, DHS components, other government officials, and foreign government representatives.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel in excess of 25% of the time in this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
  • You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing


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:

  • Participating in planning and organizing CBP's activities within the region to include such matters as the development and correlation of information pertaining to the detection and prevention of smuggling contraband merchandise, narcotics, terrorists, and illegal aliens;
  • Detecting and preventing of fraud in the invoicing and documentation of all types of merchandise imported into the United States; and
  • Providing assistance in alleged or suspected criminal offenses against the laws of the United States that are enforced by DHS and CBP.

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 must:

  • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
  • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 12/20/2018.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Secondary CBPO Coverage: This position may be filled as a secondary position as provided under the special retirement provision of Public Law 110-161 for Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO). In order to be eligible for coverage under this special provision, the employee must meet the definition of a 'secondary' covered CBPO. A 'secondary' covered CBPO is defined as an employee who is directly transferred from a primary position to a supervisory, managerial or administrative position in DHS after performing work for at least 3 years in a CBP Officer, GS-1895; Customs Inspector, GS-1890; Immigration Inspector, GS-1816; and/or Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801 position whose duties included activities related to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyance and merchandise at a port of entry, and do not have a break in service of more than 3 days. An employee who has been continuously employed in a secondary position since moving directly from a primary position without a break in service exceeding 3 days is covered under the special provision. More information is available at http://cbpnet.cbp.dhs.gov/xp/cbpnet/hrm/retirement/new_cbpo_retirement_coverage/cbp_faqs.xml, by contacting the CBPO Retirement Coverage toll-free hotline at , or sending an email with questions to [email protected]


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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