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Supervisory CBP Marine Interdiction Agent

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Department Of Homeland Security Port Aransas , TX 78373

Posted 3 months ago

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Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations in the following locations:

Corpus Christi Marine Unit, Port Aransas, TX

San Diego Marine Unit, San Diego, CA

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This position will allow you to use your expertise in the Marine profession to supervise a Marine Unit tasked with marine law enforcement. This position starts at a salary of $87,252.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $113,428.00 (GS-13, Step 10).

In this position you will be a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. You will strengthen homeland security by contributing to the total law enforcement effort of Customs and Border Protection. Typical work assignments include:

  • Planning, organizing and leading marine interdiction operations to ensure success of the mission to identify, interdict and apprehend persons engaged in smuggling people and contraband by private vessels.

  • Supervising a marine unit in an assigned geographic area with responsibility for providing administrative and technical support by developing technical and operational guidance, including formulating local policies, procedures, and guidelines for marine interdiction activities to accomplish the CBP mission.

  • Establishing and communicating guidelines and performance expectations for staff members through the formal employee performance management system.

  • Addressing poor performance and/or behavioral issues through appropriate corrective action, mentoring, motivating and developing employees; individually and/or as a group, which includes ensuring employees receive the appropriate training and certifications to carry out their assigned duties and responsibilities.

  • Building partnerships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to gather/share/exchange intelligence information regarding illegal maritime activity, as well as developing contacts and partnerships within the local marine community.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

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HelpRequirements 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

  • You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency

  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph

  • Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing


GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience such as: evaluating marine interdiction programs and logistics; preparing comprehensive mission plans that define marine program goals and objectives; and providing technical and operational guidance to a law enforcement staff with national significance that includes federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Masters Certificate: This position requires that you currently hold or have previously held a USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage. Unless you are a current Marine Interdiction Agent with CBP, you must submit a legible copy of a currently held (valid) or a previously held (expired) USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage with your application showing capacity.

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 09/27/2018.

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.

Polygraph Examination: The Supervisory CBP Marine Interdiction Agent position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination.

Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.

Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.

Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

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. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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