U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week sent letters to more than 100 technical schools around the country, encouraging graduating students to consider pursuing a federal career in a host of available jobs. CBP’s rapid growth has brought thousands of entry-level opportunities in mission support and operational support positions.

“We wanted to reach out now because many talented students are graduating, with no idea of the career opportunities that await them at CBP,” said Robert Hosenfeld, CBP’s assistant commissioner for human resources management. “As the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, CBP offers many choices for grads with a technical background. They can apply what they have learned in the classroom to protecting America, in America.”

In addition to CBP’s ongoing efforts to hire for its “front line” occupations — Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection officers, agriculture specialists, and Air and Marine interdiction agents — CBP also is recruiting for 2,200 mission support and operational support positions, many of which have a technical emphasis, including:

IT Specialist


Budget Analyst

Personnel Security Assistant

Maintenance Mechanic

Automotive Mechanic

Investigative Program Specialist

Management and Program Analyst

Mission Support Specialist

Mission Support Assistant

Positions are located throughout the country and include the full range of federal benefits including health and life insurance and retirement. In addition, CBP may offer some candidates the added incentive of student loan repayment. All positions require U.S. citizenship and the successful completion of a full background investigation. CBP is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, interested students should visit our Web site, www.cbp.gov/careers. The featured “Virtual Job Fair” links to vacancy announcements posted on www.usajobs.gov