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Customs and Border Protection Officers

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Examine immigration applications, visas, and passports and interview persons to determine eligibility for admission, residence, and travel in the U.S.
    • Detain persons found to be in violation of customs or immigration laws and arrange for legal action, such as deportation.
    • Inspect cargo, baggage, and personal articles entering or leaving U.S. for compliance with revenue laws and U.S. customs regulations.
    • Locate and seize contraband, undeclared merchandise, and vehicles, aircraft, or boats that contain such merchandise.
    • Interpret and explain laws and regulations to travelers, prospective immigrants, shippers, and manufacturers.
    • Institute civil and criminal prosecutions and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of those in violation of immigration or customs laws.
    • Testify regarding decisions at immigration appeals or in federal court.
    • Record and report job-related activities, findings, transactions, violations, discrepancies, and decisions.
    • Determine duty and taxes to be paid on goods.
    • Collect samples of merchandise for examination, appraisal, or testing.
    • Investigate applications for duty refunds and petition for remission or mitigation of penalties when warranted.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 65340/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 31.41/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 24,870
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,760

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Attention to Detail

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    • Weapon or explosives detectors and supplies
    • Radiation detectors
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    Technology

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    • Data base user interface and query software

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