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FACE OF DEFENSE: CBP Now Hiring New Officers for Buffalo Port of Entry

Buffalo Port of Entry

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing United States borders from all threats, is now accepting applications to fill officer positions at the Buffalo Port of Entry.

CBP officers detect and prevent terrorists, their weapons, and other threats from entering the U.S., while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. CBP officers enforce more than 400 laws related to trade, contraband, agricultural pests and diseases, and admissibility of individuals.

“Working for Customs and Border Protection is an excellent and rewarding career. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals who are interested in becoming a member of our Federal Law Enforcement team,” said Acting Area Port Director Sharon Swiatek. “A CBP career offers candidates the opportunity to serve their country and work for a law enforcement organization that provides the ability to work all over the world. We are encouraging anyone considering a career in law enforcement to apply to be a CBP officer.”


The current vacancy announcements can be found on USAJOBS.GOV by searching CBP Officer or through the following links:


For GS 5 & 7 candidates:

For GS 9 candidates:


For GS 5 & 7 candidates:

For GS 9 candidate:

For veteran candidates VRA GS 5/7:

For veteran candidates VRA GS 9:


Interested candidates that would like to speak with a CBP recruiter can send an email to


For more information on the CBP officer position and job announcement, visit the  website. The current vacancy for the Buffalo Port of Entry opened August 1, 2019 and closes August 30, 2019.


CBP officers are federal law enforcement officers and are required to wear uniforms and carry firearms in the performance of their duties. They carry out a full range of inspection, passenger and cargo analysis, examination and law enforcement activities related to the arrival and departure of travelers, merchandise and conveyances such as cars, trucks, aircraft and ships at U.S. ports of entry.

An applicant for the CBP officer 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. In addition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination.

CBP offers paid training to fully prepare 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. 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

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 information on the CBP officer position, visit View a video on how CBP officers protect America 24/7.

To apply for the CBP officer position, applicants must have an active USA Jobs account and complete an online application at