As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America’s borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.
Category Rating, Veterans’ Preference Ranking, and Traditional Rating and Ranking do not apply to this Direct Hire, Public Notice.
Applicants will be referred for selection consideration throughout the announcement open period.
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations.
This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GL-9, GS-11 & GS-12. You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level automatically (without re-applying) once you complete 52-weeks at each grade level (with supervisor approval). Marine Interdiction Agents (MIA) locality pay table for Rest of the United States (RUS) are posted on OPM’s site. To see the RUS salary rates please visit this link.
Compensation acronyms used below:
LEAP: Law Enforcement Availability Pay (25%)
RI: Recruitment Incentive (25%)
Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Long Beach, CA)(Locality Salary Table + LEAP)
GL-09, 1st year annual pay – $78,036
GS-11, 2nd year annual pay – $91,370
GS-12, 3rd year annual pay – $109,515
Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (San Diego, CA)(Locality Salary Table + LEAP)
GL-09, 1st year annual pay – $76,480
GS-11, 2nd year annual pay – $89,548
GS-12, 3rd year annual pay – $107,331
Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Fajardo, Mayaguez, Ponce and San Juan, PR; St. Thomas, VI)(RUS + LEAP + RI)
GL-09, 1st year annual pay – $82,002
GS-11, 2nd year annual pay – $96,013
GS-12, 3rd year annual pay – $115,081
Serve as a Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA) performing Marine Law Enforcement operations for the detection, prevention, interdiction, and apprehension of terrorists, terrorist weapons, and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.
Your duties will include:
Monitoring behavior patterns and activities of suspect persons, vehicles, or vessels believed to be engaged in illegal activities.
Interpreting radar data to calculate appropriate intercept while tracking vessels and people to a successful interdiction.
Searching persons, vessels, baggage, and cargo for contraband or weapons incidental to detention or arrest.
Collecting, refining, and analyzing strategic and tactical intelligence.
25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.