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Maritime and Transportation Attorney in Brownsville, TX

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Company name

US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Maritime and Transportation

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Brownsville, TX

Date Last Verified

Jan 24,2018

Posted on

Jan 17,2018

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Marine Interdiction Agent - GL 09 The candidate should have ability to perform their homeland security functions by doing the following: Conducts maritime patrols and interdictions at sea, on lakes, and rivers to prevent the illegal entry of weapons of terror. Conducts interdiction operations against national security threats to include, illegal drugs and undocumented alien smuggling. Conduct joint investigations with other agencies related to border security in the maritime environment, employing multiple investigative techniques and capabilities. Typical assignments include: Serving as an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) vessel commander and crew member in law enforcement operations utilizing CBP marine assets. Conducting maritime patrols, surveillance and pursuit activities related to the interdiction of smuggled contraband via land, air, and sea. Conducting high speed vessel pursuits and intercepts of suspect vessels under adverse and sometimes hazardous conditions during the hours of darkness and in times of foul/inclement weather. Searching vessels and/or persons to gather evidence to support allegations of criminal or terrorist activity. Conducting independent and joint investigations. Working closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to gather/share intelligence information regarding illegal maritime activity to include identifying and preventing potential acts of terrorism.

Qualification and Experience

Announcement number MIA 18-5 2028186. Control number 488657900. Apply Online. No emails. The candidate must serve a one-year probationary period during the first year of initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Will attend approximately 23 weeks of paid training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, consisting of 15 weeks of Air and Marine Basic Training (AMBT) which includes a 100-meter swim and 15-minute survival float test that must be passed to complete the course; followed by 4 weeks of Spanish Language training (if you failed the Spanish Language proficiency test given during the AMBT course); and 4 weeks of Marine Law Enforcement training. Additionally, will be required to complete the following training programs after successful completion of AMBT: (1) Crewmember training course at your local duty station; (2) Tactical Boarding Officer training course; and (5) Initial Vessel Commander Certification at the National Marine Training Center (NMTC) in St. Augustine, FL. Failure to successfully complete all of the training may be grounds for mandatory removal from the position.
GL-9: Must possess 1 year of specialized experience that provided with the knowledge of basic law enforcement methods, techniques, and skills. Examples include: Enforcing laws, effecting arrests and conducting interviews and interrogations with witnesses and suspects; Performing surveillance, writing reports detailing activities and observations; Collecting and securing evidence and providing expert testimony in court; OR A Master's degree or two full years of graduate education in a qualifying progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a J.D. or LL.B., in a qualifying field (e.g., criminal justice, intelligence, homeland security, justice studies, law enforcement, courts and judicial systems, forensic technology, and corrections and rehabilitation); OR A combination of successfully completed post-bachelors education and experience.
Deadline: 02/15/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number MIA 18-5 2028186. Control number 488657900. Apply Online. No emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
5600 American Blvd
Suite 700
Bloomington, MN 55437-1450
Phone: 952-857-2932
Fax: 478-757-3144