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Border Patrol Agent

Apprehend and prevent illegal border crossers from entering the United States. These can be individuals without the correct visa status or be the smuggling of banned goods.

Maintaining border and crossing surveillance. This can be via electronic sensor alarms and surveillance equipment at outposts, requiring a quick response time or following up leads or intelligence sources and reacting accordingly.
Maintain traffic checkpoints along highways leading from border areas, conduct city patrol and transportation checks, and anti-smuggling investigations.
Decision-making skills – Border patrol agents should be able to quickly decide how and when to respond to potentially threatening situations.
Carry out transportation checks on interior-bound conveyances, such as buses, commercial aircraft, passenger and freight trains.
Carrying out searches of individuals.
Enforcing border and customs-specific laws.
Border patrol agents need good interpersonal skills, both with colleagues and also potential suspects.

Must be a United States National
Complete the 19-week training course covering national and immigration law, physical training, and firearms use. Or complete the Certified Homeland Protection Professional certification.
Willing to relocate to any border location depending on where the staff requirement is.
Willing to learn a second language, usually Spanish
Have no prior criminal convictions.
Hold a valid driver’s license.
Must be physically fit as this role involves standing and walking for a long time, as well as involving wearing protective gear, sometimes in extreme weather conditions
Flexible working hours as this is shift work. Nights, weekends or holidays are usually the busiest times.
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or Homeland Security will increase career opportunities or related work experience