Warwick, Rhode Island
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Marine Interdiction Agent-Experienced
Join the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) team. Take the next steps by clicking to fill out a short form to get your journey started. Your completion of this short form is essential to your opportunity to become a Marine Interdiction Agent making you a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers profession. As a Marine Interdiction Agent, you will be part of our 60,000 – employee workforce. Law enforcement experience is welcomed to qualify for these experienced opportunities (additional CBP-related law enforcement training will be provided).
As a Marine Interdiction Agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), you will be part of one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations charged with maintaining the security of our national borders while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As a full-time employee, you also could receive the full package of Federal employment benefits that include health and insurance plans, a generous annual and sick leave program and a retirement savings plan akin to a traditional 401(k) offering.
CBP is hiring immediately for these full-time security-based opportunities.
Select this site’s Apply link to join CBP’s Talent Network. You will be provided the official GL-9 MIA announcement that appears on USAJobs, the Federal Government’s official employment site, where you will need to apply on-line.
See the How to Apply section below for more information.
U. S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA) you will be part of our 60,000-employee workforce that strives to protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity. This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations.
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.
Duty Locations: Offers are made based on operational needs and requirements and are determined by the U.S. Border Patrol. Current locations include:
Long Beach and San Diego, CA
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Key Largo, Key West, Marathon, and Miami, FL
Port Aransas, TX
Mayaguez and Ponce, PR
Saint Thomas, VI
You will begin your career as a GL-9 grade level MIA and make $56,551 to $72,970 per year depending upon exact location and work schedule, including overtime. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) and locality pay adjustments will further increase actual salary levels.
Overnight travel may be required based on operation needs.
Conditions of Employment
To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
* Qualifying Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) dated within the last 5 years, or a MMLD with an accepted application status
* 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 at least three of the last five years (see qualifications section)
* You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
* CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
* You may be required to pass an agency fitness examination
* Appointed (enter on duty) to MIA position prior to age 40; *Possible waiver for veterans, or current/previous federal law enforcement officers. See Required Documents
* As required by Executive order 14043 Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.
Firearm Proficiency: You will be required to carry a firearm. Firearm proficiency is required for all Border Patrol Agents and is part of the training provided.
Probationary Period: You must serve a one-year probationary period during the first year of your initial permanent federal appointment.
Formal Training: After you are hired, you will be detailed to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, for 16 weeks of Air and Marine Basic Training (AMBT). The training is comprised of formalized courses of basic technical instruction necessary to perform the duties of the position, including a swim/water survival course. the U.S. Border patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico, for approximately 6 months of intensive instruction in immigration and nationality laws, law enforcement and Border Patrol-specific operations, drivers training, physical techniques, firearms, and other courses. You will also be provided training to become proficient with the Spanish language and will be tested on your language abilities.
Driver’s License: You must possess a valid driver’s license.
Qualifications for the MIA GL-9 Grade Level
This MIA position has a selective factor that must be met to meet minimum qualifications:
As a minimum qualification requirement all candidates must have the one of the following Merchant Mariner Credentials: OUPV, Mate of 200 gross tons or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal or Oceans), Chief Mate, Second Mate and Third Mate Unlimited Oceans or Master of 25 GRT or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, near Coastal or Oceans) will be considered at this time, or an MMLD with an accepted application status that has been submitted for one of the above MMC Credentials (must have Official MMC Credential in hand at the time of scheduling and at assessment appointment).
In addition to the above mandatory requirement, you qualify for the MIA GL-9 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower MIA grade level, performing duties such as:
* Enforcing laws, effecting arrests and conducting interviews and interrogations with witnesses and suspects
* Performing surveillance, writing reports detailing activities and observations
* Collecting and securing evidence and providing expert testimony in court
Education: A master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of graduate education in a qualifying progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a J.D. or LL.B., in a qualifying field (e.g., criminal justice, intelligence, homeland security, justice studies, law enforcement, courts and judicial systems, forensic technology, and corrections and rehabilitation);
Combining Experience and Education: A combination of successfully completed post-bachelors education(above) and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts submitted with your application. If education is used for your qualification, official transcript will be required upon selection.
U.S. Coast Guard Issued Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC): You must submit a valid, legible copy of your Merchant Mariner Credential at time of application. Qualifying Capacities: OUPV, Mate of 200 gross tons or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal or Oceans), Chief Mate, Second Mate, and Third Mate Unlimited Oceans, or Master of 25 GRT or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal or Oceans) showing the, expiration date and capacity pages of the license.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background Investigation: CBP is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency’s core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity.
Polygraph Examination: The Marine Interdiction Agent position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process.
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