VERMONT— Interested in a new career, just starting a job search or transitioning out of the military? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hosting recruitment events in Burlington and Derby Line, Vt., next week. CBP is looking for hard-working, dedicated men and women to protect our homeland and currently has positions available in both Vermont and Maine.

“CBP offers opportunities for those looking for a challenging and rewarding career, protecting America,” said regional CBP Recruiter Sean Maher. “Whether on the front line or behind the scenes, CBP needs eligible applicants to fill positions in both domestic, and in some cases, international roles.”

CBP is the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders and takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

Recruitment Events:

Derby Line, Vt: Career Information Session and Port Tour: August 9 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Derby Line (Route 5) Port of Entry, 84 Main Street, Derby Line, Vt., 05830. Register by calling (617) 565-6329

Burlington, Vt.: Career Information Session: August 10 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Vermont Career Resource Center, 63 Pearl Street, Burlington, Vt., 05401. No registration required.

The primary responsibility of a CBP officer is to protect the nation by detecting and preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while facilitating the orderly flow of legitimate trade and travel. CBP officers perform a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to: conveyance and traveler inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination 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.

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. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident for the last three years, have a valid driver's license and pass a medical examination, fitness and drug tests, as well as a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination used to determine suitability for the position. In general, eligible candidates must be referred for selection prior to reaching their 40th birthday (limited exceptions apply, such as age exemptions available based on Veterans’ preference eligibility). In addition to the CBP officer position, employees work in a variety of areas of expertise, including trade, agriculture, intelligence, information technology, finance and human resources.

Information on available positions and CBP Careers is also available on our website.

If you are interested in a challenging and full-filling career, go to to apply for the CBP officer position, or other available positions, or stop by one of our events to talk one-on-one with a CBP representative.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.   back...
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