Summary: Agency Overview And Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection –
Agency Overview and Career Opportunities The United States Customs and Border Protection exists as a subordinate organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Although U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not exist prior to the Homeland Security Act going into effect in 2003, the Customs and Border Protection still possess a rich history of previous forces that evolved into the modern Customs and Border Protection. The mission, budget, and number of employees that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection manages is unique as one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations. The majority of officers employed by Customs and Border Protection are classified as either Border Patrol
…show more content…
(U.S. CBP Staff, 2016) The Office of Air and Marine employs approximately 1,000 agents from specialized fields in its ranks; Aviation Enforcement Agents, Air Interdiction Agents, and Marine Interdiction Agents. The application process and requirements are the same for all three categories of agents within the Office of Air and Marine as for Border Patrol Agents and Customs and Border Protection Officers in that they are subjected to an interview, pre-placement medical examination, multiple physical fitness tests, a polygraph examination, a background examination and drug testing during the hiring process. Additional pre-requisites are applicable dependent on the position applied for such as Air Interdiction Agents applying for pilot positions need …show more content…
The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) consists of three components; the Thrift Savings Plan, Social Security, and FERS basic annuity. Health Insurance is available is four programs; Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS), and the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). Available life insurance programs; Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Basic Employee Death Benefit (BEDB) for FERS Employees, and SAMBA Employee Benevolent Fund. Other benefits include; personal leave days for vacation, paid training, ten paid holidays per year, transportation subsidy, and the employee assistance

Related Documents