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Federal Occupations Toolkit - White Collar Occupations
1895 — Customs and Border Protection Series***

This series covers positions which supervise, lead, or perform work involving detecting and preventing terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the United States, and enforcing and administering laws relating to the right of persons to enter, reside in, or depart from the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the importation/exportation of merchandise. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)Officers:
  • interview persons and examine documents to determine citizenship and immigration status;
  • make informed decisions regarding the admissibility of aliens into the United States and admitting, holding, or releasing merchandise;
  • obtain information about the description, characteristics, value, and country of origin of imported merchandise or agricultural products, by questioning and eliciting information from people;
  • search persons, baggage, cargo, and carriers for contraband;
  • monitor, examine, and process cargo containers at seaports to facilitate importing merchandise; and
  • exercise sound judgment necessary to apprehend, detain, or arrest persons at the point of entry who are violating Federal immigration, customs, agriculture, or other laws.