Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. 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 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 • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country

• 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 see ****.

• *Who May Apply:**

• Open to all U.S. Citizens.

• View **common definitions** of terms in this announcement.

• *Organizational Location:** This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Electronics (ELEC-CEE) – affiliated with the Los Angeles Field Office. The selection will be made and oversight of this position will be maintained by the Los Angeles Field Office, but the physical location of this position will remain in Seattle WA.

• *GS Salary:** Visit **this link** to view the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the “Rest of United States” pay table. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your technical and administrative expertise to provide advice on the use of automated systems related to the entry process.

This position starts at a salary of $36,213 (GS-5, Step 1) to $58,313 (GS-7, Step 10) with promotion potential to $86,305 (GS-11, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department’s ability to perform homeland security by contributing to the process of entering merchandise into the United States. In this Entry Specialist position, you will become a key member of a team of Homeland Security professionals responsible for a wide range of admissibility and control requirements.

Typical work assignments include: • Providing customer service to Customs brokers, importers and carriers by responding to processing questions related to importation of merchandise. • Resolving discrepancies in the Automated Commercial System (ACS) or Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for entry processing to prevent liquidation, suspension, closure or other action.

• Providing advice on various filer based transactions and collecting and depositing revenue for imported merchandise.

• Managing the entire ACS/ACE protest and claims module to ensure accountability, accurate tracking, and proper disposition.

• Analyzing a variety of ACS/ACE reports to ensure filer integrity and compliance with laws, rules and regulations. ### Travel

Required Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 11 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions?

This job is open to 1 group. • #### Job family (Series) 1894 Customs Entry And Liquidating

• Requirements Help ## Requirements ### 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

• *Training:** You may be required to attend 2½ weeks of paid training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, SC.


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About CBP

With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs. Annually, CBP facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in legitimate trade while enforcing U.S. trade laws.

Why CBP exists…

To safeguard America’s borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.

What the Agency aspires to become…

To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.

Our shared identity, beliefs and aspirations…

We are the guardians of our Nation’s borders.

We are America’s frontline.

We safeguard the American homeland
at and beyond our borders.

We protect the American people against
terrorists and the instruments of terror.

We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States
while fostering our Nation’s economic security through
lawful international trade and travel.

We serve the American people with vigilance,
integrity, and professionalism.


Vigilance is how we ensure the safety of all Americans. We are continuously watchful and alert to deter, detect and prevent threats to our nation. We demonstrate courage and valor in the protection of our nation.

Service to Country is embodied in the work we do. We are dedicated to defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States. The American people have entrusted us to protect the homeland and defend liberty.

Integrity is our cornerstone. We are guided by the highest ethical and moral principles. Our actions bring honor to ourselves and our agency.

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