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Search for the desired CBP career opportunity

Review the entire job announcement for important information on who may apply, job qualifications, duties, position requirements, salary and duty location. Use this information to decide if your interests, education and experience match the job.

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Apply for the job

Carefully follow the specific instructions provided in the "How to Apply" section of the job announcement. Be sure to submit all required documents requested in the job announcement to receive full consideration.

Application evaluation

Once your completed application is received, CBP evaluates your qualifications and determines your ranking. Application status updates will be sent to individuals who provide a valid email address on the online questionnaire. Applicants may also log in to the Central Applicant Self-Service (CASS) to check the status.


The names and applications of the highest-ranking candidates are referred to the manager or selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted directly. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

For more information about careers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, visit www.cpb.gov/careers.