Prospective customs and border protection officers must:
- Be a US citizen.
- Be younger than 37 years of age.
- Have lived in the US for the previous three years.
- Submit to a background check, polygraph, drug test, and medical screening.
- Successfully complete the CBP Border Patrol entrance exam.
How do I get a job at airport customs?
The base requirements for a U.S. Airport Customs Officer is an undergraduate degree or one year of experience working in security. In addition, you must have a valid driver’s license, proof of U.S. citizenship, pass a drug test and a criminal background check.
What is it like to work for Customs and Border Protection?
A job as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer offers a good salary, great federal benefits, and job stability. More importantly, though, working in customs and border protection offers a great opportunity to serve others and help keep your country safe and secure.
How long is the Customs and Border Protection hiring process?
CBP’s current average time to hire for Officers and Agents is 300 days. The Fast Track Hiring Process is aimed at reducing the time to hire to 120 days or less. In the past, CBP has struggled meeting its CBPO and BPA hiring goals.
What qualifications do you need for a customs officer?
To join at officer grade you will probably need five GCSEs (A-C) including English and maths, plus two A levels or equivalent qualifications. You will normally need two GCSEs (A-C) to join HMRC as an administrative assistant, and five GCSEs (A-C) including maths and English for assistant officer jobs.