New Orleans, Louisiana - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring and hosting a U.S. Federal Agency recruitment event. CBP and other Federal Agencies are looking for special candidates who are interested in a challenging and rewarding career serving our country. Interested applicants can discuss career options with CBP recruiters and others on June 6, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at New Orleans Custom House, 423 Canal Street New Orleans, LA. 70130.
CBP is the nation’s border security agency charged with facilitating the free flow of legitimate international trade and travel, enforcing customs and immigration laws at our nation’s ports of entry, and protecting our nation’s agriculture against invasive insect pests and federal noxious weeds, and plant and animal diseases.
“Customs and Border Protection is hiring, and we’re offering qualified candidates an opportunity to pursue a challenging and rewarding law enforcement career while also helping us to protect America,” said CBP recruiter Nancy Bonnaffons. “Whether on the frontline or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill critical border security and law enforcement positions across the country.”
CBP is also making a push to hire military veterans. CBP has been recognized as the only Federal agency in the “10 Best Companies for Veterans” list, assembled by Monster.com, for the second year in a row. Veterans accounted for almost 35 percent of all new hires during 2016. Veterans account for more than 28 percent of CBP’s total workforce.
“As our nation’s border security agency, Customs and Border Protection fills a vital role in our nation’s security and defends against bad people and bad things that threaten our way of life,” said Steven Stavinoha, CBP’s Director of the New Orleans Field Office. “CBP is in the midst of unprecedented hiring opportunities. If you have what it takes to serve your country on our nation’s frontline, then apply to join our team today.”
CBP officers perform a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to: conveyance and traveler inspection; passenger and cargo analysis; and law enforcement activities relating to revenue and trade, seizure of contraband, interdiction of agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of persons at 328 ports of entry located at airports, sea ports and land borders across the United States.
The CBP officer position is a full-time, uniformed position that requires regular qualification and carrying of a firearm, and includes paid training at CBP’s Field Operations Academy, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.