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 **www.cbp.gov**.
• *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.