Border Patrol Agent
US Customs and Border Protection 16 reviews - San Jose, CA

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The U.S. Border Patrol is seeking agents to work for the nation’s largest border security agency, protecting the American people from terrorism, drug smuggling and illegal entry to our country. More than 20,000 Border Patrol agents protect our way of life, safeguarding nearly 6,000 miles of land border the United States shares with Canada and Mexico, and more than 2,000 miles of coastal waters.


Be between the ages of 18 and 39 (waiver for qualified veterans) Be a U.S. citizen and a resident for the past three years Have a valid state driver’s license Pass a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, medical examination, fitness test and drug test

Positions on the Southwest Border: South Texas and West Texas; New Mexico; Arizona; and California. New hires must successfully complete 55 days of intensive instruction at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, N.M. Coursework includes topics such as immigration and nationality laws, as well as physical training and marksmanship. An additional 40 days is necessary for those who require Spanish language instruction.

Competitive salaries and federal benefits package including health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, life and long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave and paid federal holidays. For qualified veterans, Veterans Preference, Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) and credit for military service.

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