CBP Pilot & Marine Interdiction Agent Openings in PR & USVI (Multi-Video)

BP's Air and Marine Operations mission is to serve and protect the American people. (Image courtesy of CBP)
BP's Air and Marine Operations mission is to serve and protect the American people. (Image courtesy of CBP)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders, is now accepting applications to fill positions for Air and Marine Operations (AMO).

AMO is looking for Air Interdiction Agents (pilots) and Marine Interdiction Agents for locations in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations across the country.

Air and Marine interdiction agents intercept, apprehend, and disrupt threats in the land, sea, and air domains as they move toward or across the borders of the United States and enforce more than 400 federal, state and local laws.

Johnny Morales, Director, Air and Marine Operations in the Caribbean
Johnny Morales, Director, Air and Marine Operations in the Caribbean

“Working for Air and Marine Operations is an excellent and rewarding career,” said Johnny Morales, Director, Air and Marine Operations in the Caribbean.

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals who are interested in being a member of our Federal Law Enforcement team.”

“A career with AMO offers candidates the opportunity to serve their country and to work for a law enforcement organization that provides opportunities to work all over the world.”

“We are encouraging anyone considering a career in law enforcement to apply to be an AMO agent.”

(Join CBP’s Air and Marine Operations! Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

Newly appointed Air and Marine Agents who enter on duty in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been authorized to receive a 25% recruitment incentive and paid relocation expenses.

For more information on the MIA career, visit https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/mia

cbp Marine Interdiction Agent

As a Marine Interdiction Agent, your office will be aboard a CBP vessel operating on oceans, lakes, and rivers.

You will be part of Air and Marine Operations team, targeting national security threats involving terrorism, counter narcotics, illegal immigration, and illegal smuggling.

You may also be called on to assist those in need during times of natural disasters.

High speed vessel pursuits, poor weather conditions, and crime fighting make the Marine Interdiction Agent career exciting but physically demanding.

See the announcement for Marine Interdiction Agents https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493849700#

(See in Action. A Caribbean-based Air and Marine Operations aircrew conducts a rescue mission on Jost Van Dyke island, British Virgin Islands. This video depicts a hoist operator deploying a rescue specialist (who is also an Air and Marine Emergency Medical Service member and EMT) onto the beach to rescue a stranded resident. The resident sustained significant injuries as a result of Hurricane Irma. The hoist operator extracts the rescue specialist and subject safely back into the helicopter. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

For more information on the AIA career, visit: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/aia

cbp Air Interdiction Agent

As an Air Interdiction Agent, you possess exceptional skill sets that qualify you as the nation’s expert in airborne law enforcement.

You are dedicated to interdicting unlawful people and cargo approaching U.S. borders, investigating criminal networks, providing domain awareness in the air and maritime environment, and responding to contingencies and national taskings.

See the announcement for Air Interdiction Agents (pilots)https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495127000#

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) needs dedicated men and women in the field to protect what matters most: our homeland. Learn more about how you can serve in one of the country’s top law enforcement agencies. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

An applicant for the agent 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 40th birthday (waived for qualified veterans and those with prior civilian federal law enforcement experience), and
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicants must pass a medical examination, physical fitness assessments, structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination

AMO offers paid training preparing candidates for an exciting career in federal law enforcement, the opportunity to serve our country, and provides a competitive salary and benefits package.

Nearly 30-percent of CBP employees are military veterans.

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection employs some of the finest law enforcement personnel on the planet. Sean Driscoll and Scott Ritchey are pilots for Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and U.S Army Veterans. Each has spent a career wearing two different uniforms and exemplify what it means to serve. They share their thoughts on the transition process entering CBP as a military veteran and CBP as an Agency. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

CBP offers veterans special hiring benefits and a unique opportunity 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.

Military and veteran applicants are encouraged to apply using Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) vacancy announcements post at www.cbp.gov/careers/apply-now.

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 questions or information, please contact Cbp_amo_recruiting @cbp.dhs.gov.

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