There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. During the three years prior to applying for this position, you must have: physically resided in the United States or its protectorates or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); worked for the U.S. Government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; and/or been a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee serving overseas.
Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Examples of state-side coverage information include: the state-side address of the company headquarters where the applicant's personnel file is located, the state-side address of the Professor in charge of the applicant's Study Abroad program, the church records for the applicant's overseas church missions, and/or the state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with the applicant while overseas. Applicants must provide this information when filing their application for employment.
1. Do you meet the residency requirement?A. Yes, I physically resided within the United States or its protectorates or territories, or I worked for the U.S. Government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity, and/or I was a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee serving overseas.
If you chose response "C" to the previous question, please provide the name, address, and phone number of the organization(s) and/or person(s) that can substantiate your claim. For all other responses, you may indicate "not applicable".
2. Which of the following statements best describes your pilot certification and ratings?A. I possess a current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with the following ratings: airplane (single engine land or multiengine land) with instrument rating and/or rotorcraft helicopter with instrument rating. I am uploading or faxing legible copies with my application.
3. Which of the following statements best describes your medical certificate?A. I possess a current FAA Class I Medical Certificate. I am uploading or faxing a legible copy with my application.
4. Does your flight log reflect a minimum of 1500 hours total flight time (100 hours of airplane and/or helicopter within the last 12 months) including 250 Pilot-in-Command and 75 instrument and 75 night hours?A. Yes, my flight log reflects a minimum of 1500 hours total flight time. I am uploading or faxing a legible copy of the last page of my flight log with my application.
5. Have you completed 100 flight hours in the last 12 months?A. Yes. I am uploading or faxing a legible copy of my flight log with my application.
6. Do you have or will you be able to obtain a valid State driver's license within the next three months?A. Yes
Provisions of Public Law 93-950 and 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for initial appointment to a Primary law enforcement position with the Department of Homeland Security. This position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, candidates must be selected for this position before reaching their 37th birthday. However, CBP has requested an exception to this age requirement and has received approval to change the age from 37 to the day immediately preceding your 40th birthday. Creditable service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), Title 5 U.S.C 8412(d) or creditable service on or after July 6, 2008 covered by Public Law 110-161 may be applied toward the maximum age requirement. This age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving in a federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). The age restriction does not apply if you are eligible for Veterans preference.
Will you be less than 40 years of age on the closing date of this announcement?
If you chose response A, B, or C, please provide the applicable date(s). If you chose response D or E, please indicate "not applicable".
8. Conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, as outlined in the
vacancy announcement, is disqualifying. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is any offense involving the use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian of the victim. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
9. Have you previously applied for a Pilot (Air Interdiction Agent) position and failed an assessment in Oklahoma City, OK within 6 months of the closing date of this announcement?A. Yes
The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.
10. Do you have experience flying a single engine turbine airplane (for example, PC-12, C-208, MQ-1 or MQ-9) or helicopter (AS-350, B-206) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
11. Do you have experience flying a single engine turbo-jet airplane (for example, F-16, A-4) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
12. Do you have experience flying a single engine turbo-prop airplane (for example, T-34C, PC-9, PC-12, MQ-1 OR MQ-9) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
13. Do you have experience flying a multi-engine piston airplane (for example, BE-55, C-402, PA-31) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
14. Do you have experience flying a multi-engine turbo-prop airplane (for example, BE-200, EMB-120) or turbine helicopter (for example, UH-60, AH-64, BH-230) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
15. Do you have experience flying a multi-engine turbo-jet airplane (for example, CE-500, LR-Jet, C-Jet, CRJ/ERJ) as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
16. Do you have experience flying an aircraft under instrument meteorological conditions during the day and/or night?A. Yes
17. Do you have experience flying an aircraft in poor weather conditions (that is, marginal visual flight rules (VFR) conditions)?A. Yes
18. Do you have experience flying an aircraft from isolated and confined areas, such as small landing strips, dirt roads, meadows, and fields, or mountaintops?A. Yes
19. Do you have experience flying an aircraft at low altitudes (that is, less than 500 feet above ground level (AGL))?A. Yes
20. Do you have experience flying an aircraft at low speed (that is, less than 1.3 velocity of stalling speed (VSO))?A. Yes
21. Do you have experience flying an aircraft over open water?A. Yes
22. Do you have experience flying an aircraft in metropolitan locations of high air traffic density?A. Yes
23. Do you have experience flying an aircraft in close proximity to another conveyance (for example, land vehicle, aircraft, vessel) in an overt or covert manner?A. Yes
24. Indicate the extent of your experience conducting Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations as a pilot.A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
25. Do you have experience using electronic systems/equipment (e.g., radar, Area Navigation Systems, Electronic Flight Information System, electro-optical and infrared equipment, Traffic Collision Avoidance Display Equipment, etc.) while flying an aircraft as pilot-in-command?A. Yes
If you chose response A, please identify the positions and dates from your resume that support your response. If you chose any other response, please enter N/A.
26. Indicate the extent to which you have used training, feedback, or other developmental opportunities to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills to enhance your work performance.A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
27. Indicate the extent to which you have dealt effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, or cultures.A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
If you chose response B, C, or D, please identify the positions and dates from your resume that support your response. If you chose any other response, please enter N/A.
28. Select the choice which best describes your experience in setting and adjusting short- and long-term priorities.A. I have adapted to minor or temporary changes affecting my own assignments or work schedule by rescheduling work or refocusing my efforts.
29. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated in writing to accomplish work-related tasks.A. I have written responses to requests for information; or I have prepared personal work accomplishment reports.
30. Indicate the extent to which you have read, interpreted, and acted upon written information to perform work-related tasks.A. I have read routine materials/correspondence and applied this information to routine tasks (for example, read and followed instructions to complete timesheets or to respond to basic questions from coworkers or support personnel).
31. Select the choice which best describes your ability to communicate with all levels of employees and the public, and resolve conflicts as needed.A. I have conferred with others in my work unit on an individual basis.
32. Select the choice which best describes your experience in working in or leading work-related teams.A. I have had no experience in working in or leading work-related teams.
If you chose response C or D, please identify the positions and dates from your resume that support your response. If you chose any other response, please enter N/A.
33. Indicate the extent of your experience in using word processing and spreadsheet software (for example, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPerfect).A. I have used word processing and spreadsheet software to access and retrieve data, files, or other information to respond to routine inquiries or to disseminate general information.
34. If you are a federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a “pass,” “satisfactory,” or better?A. Yes
If you are not a current federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Please do not list personal friends or relatives.
Are you a current political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch employee or a former political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch employee who held the position within the last five years applying to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under Title 5 of the United States Code or are you a current non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Branch employee or a former non-career SES Executive Branch employee who held the position within the last five years applying to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under Title 5 of the United States Code?A. Yes
If you answered “Yes”, please provide the dates you served and a copy of your appointment SF 50B with your application package. If you answered “No”, please indicate “not applicable”.
36. Are you receiving a retirement annuity from OPM based on retiring from the Federal government? If you select yes and you are selected for this position, your salary will be off-set by the amount of your retirement annuity. Please submit a copy of your retirement SF-50 with your application package.A. Yes
The Minneapolis Hiring Center (MHC) is working to develop the capability for providing applicants the ability to receive limited (one-way) text messages (SMS) reminders for select deadlines that may be approaching throughout the hiring process. You have the opportunity to "opt in" to this text messaging service once it becomes available. Text messaging does not replace any other form of official communication with you, the applicant, but is intended solely to reinforce communication.
37. Do you wish to receive text messages from MHC during the hiring process?A. Yes
If you selected "Yes", please be sure that the "home phone" you list in Application Manager is your current mobile number.
Note: Standard text messaging rates may apply which will not be reimbursed by Customs and Border Protection. Some carriers may also block incoming 'fee generating' text messages or messages from outlying sources and some messages may appear truncated based on limitations imposed by your carrier. Current system constraints may not support text messaging service to some carriers.
If you elect to receive CBP text messaging service, please check with your service carrier to ensure this option is available to you based on the terms of your service contract.
38. If you indicated "yes" in the previous question, please indicate your mobile phone provider. If you indicated "no" in the previous question, please select response "I" below.A. AT&T
If you indicated "Other", please provide your mobile provider's name.
All applicants must undergo an intensive background investigation (BI) and a polygraph examination. The BI focuses on your honesty, reliability, police record, financial record, use of alcohol and drugs, mental health, and employment record. The BI includes interviews with your past and present employers, neighbors, teachers, and references, as well as checks of law enforcement, credit, educational, medical and other records. The Department of Homeland Security reviews your complete BI to determine if you are fit for employment and meet security standards. The Department of Homeland Security may contact you for additional information to attempt to resolve issues developed by your BI. This gives you an opportunity to explain or refute information in your BI before a final decision is made. According to current statistics only 50% of applicants pass the polygraph. If you are found unsuitable, you cannot be employed as a Air Interdiction Agent.
Under Federal polygraph policies and procedures, Polygraph Exams and results are submitted to the Polygraph Quality Control (QC) section in the Credibility Assessment Division for final review. If QC concurs with the examiner’s opinion of your polygraph examination, the results are final and will be forwarded to the Personnel Security Division for inclusion in your background investigation file. Polygraph results are adjudicated as part of your background investigation. Adjudication is the evaluation of data contained in a background investigation, polygraph exams, and/or any other available relevant reports, to determine whether an individual is suitable for federal employment or eligible for access to classified information.
Are you willing to undergo a background investigation and a possible polygraph examination for this position?A. Yes
Air Interdiction Agents are required to carry firearms. Under the Firearms Disability Law, if you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, it is a felony for you to possess any firearms or ammunition. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is generally defined as any offense which has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian of the victim. The term ‘convicted' excludes anyone whose conviction has been expunged or set aside, or who has received pardon.
Have you ever been convicted of a crime of domestic violence that has not been expunged or for which you have not received a pardon?A. Yes
41. Do you currently have any pending charges against you?A. Yes
42. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year?A. Yes
43. Are you currently delinquent on Federal Debt for 90 days or more (e.g., taxes, overpayment of benefits, federal guaranteed or insured loans, such as student and home mortgage loans)?A. Yes
44. Have you used, tried, sold, experimented with, purchased, manufactured, or distributed a non-prescribed controlled substance (e.g., marijuana, anabolic steroids, ecstasy, oxycontin, rohypnol, GHB, ketamine, cocaine, methamphetamine, mushrooms, heroin, PCP, LSD, opium, hash)?A. Never
45. After the age of 18, did you ever enter the United States illegally; overstay an authorized period of admission; reside, work, or attend school in the United States without status; violate or assist another to violate immigration or customs laws (ie, smuggle an alien(s), harbor/shelter an illegal alien(s), intentionally fail to declare merchandise or funds as required, make false claim to U.S. citizenship, attempt to enter the United States using fraudulent or counterfeit documents or documents belonging to another, etc.); or were you ever removed or deported from the United States?A. Yes
46. Are you married to/living or residing with any person who is illegally in the United States (e.g., out of status, overstayed visa)?A. Yes
47. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information contained in this document, is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that a false or fraudulent answer to any question or item may be grounds for not hiring me, or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment or both. (See section 1001 of title 18, United States Code.)A. Yes