CBP RGV Recruitment Office Is Open For Business
published in the October 2015 issue
Are You BUILT FOR THE BORDER?
As a part of the National Frontline
Recruitment Initiative, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting
applications in the Rio Grande
Valley for positions in the offices of
Field Ops, Air and Marine and Border
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Jose Tijerna
tells the story of his recruitment.
"In July 1999, I was attending my English
class in South Texas Community College. My
professor explained and issued out the assignment
for the weekend. My assignment was
to create a one page report about the border.
I walked out of the classroom and one of my
classmates advised me that several Border Patrol
Agents were recruiting at the student center
I immediately headed to the student center
to get information for my report. In the student
center, the agents assisted me and explained to
me their patrol duties. The agents shared stories
about their Border Patrol careers and told
me how exciting their jobs were. I knew then
what I wanted to do with my future. I wanted
to become a Border Patrol Agent.
I graduated from the Border Patrol Academy
in September 2000 and have held many positions
during my tenure. The Border Patrol is
a career filled with many opportunities ranging from patrolling the border to performing
checkpoint operations or being a member of
the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Unit.
I currently serve as a Supervisory Border
Patrol Agent recruiter.
I've had the opportunity to attend various
recruiting venues throughout the country. I
enjoy assisting interested applicants, because
I was in their position several years ago.
This career has opened many doors and
opportunities for me. I take pride in wearing
the uniform and the commitment that I have to
serve and protect this country."
CBP's Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske
says "We are recruiting applicants of the highest
integrity and moral character to become
members of the CBP workforce. We are looking
for candidates who want to serve and protect
this country and who meet the rigorous
employment standards of the CBP officer position."
An applicant for the CBP officer position must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S.
for the past three years; must be referred for selection
prior to their 37th birthday (or a preference
eligible veteran, or have prior civilian
federal law enforcement experience); and have
a valid driver's license.
In addition, applicants must pass an entrance
examination, medical examination, physical
fitness assessments, video-based test and/or
structured interview, drug test, background investigation
and polygraph examination.
CBP offers a unique opportunity for veterans
to continue serving their country in an environment
that appreciates the hard-earned knowledge,
skills and abilities veterans gain through
serving on the front lines. Nearly 30 percent of
CBP employees are military veterans.
For selected candidates, CBP offers paid
training to fully prepare them for an exciting
career in federal law enforcement, the opportunity
to serve our country, and a competitive
salary and benefits package.
CBP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply so
that the agency can create a workforce that reflects the diversity of America.
For more information on the CBP officer position, visit www.cbp.gov/careers.
To apply for the CBP officer position, applicants must have an
active USA Jobs account and complete an online application at www.usajobs.gov.
For more information regarding making application in the RGV
call 956-289-4800 or 956-289-4947 or email: RGV-HQ-RECRUITMENT@cbp.dhs.gov
Be sure to leave a call back phone number and your email address.
If you have already begun the application process,
please indicate what stage of the procedure you are in.