Customs Entry Officer Job in Baltimore, MD

Customs and Border Protection


Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Agriculture and Prepared Products, Center of Excellence and Expertise, (APP-CEE) -affiliated with the Miami Field Office. The selection will be made and oversight of this position will be maintained by the Miami Field Office but physical location will be Baltimore, MD.

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who are currently working in a permanent competitive service position within the local commuting area

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim in the job questionnaire AND must provide the supporting documentation. Applicants will not be considered for Eligibilities for which they did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using an assessment questionnaire.

This self-assessment will be used to assess the following competencies or KSAs:

  • Knowledge of Customs laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to admissibility, control, entry and export of merchandise, and tariff classification in order to screen entries and to classify and appraise entered merchandise.
  • Ability to analyze, and interpret various kinds of data and information, and a working knowledge of techniques and methods for fact-finding, research, and writing to identify compliance errors and problems, and to recommend in writing corrective action for management and the importers.
  • Knowledge of automated systems in order to input data, resolve problems, and obtain information used to make entry decisions and knowledge of processing functions related to importation of merchandise in order to determine if all requirements have been met.
  • Knowledge of CBP policy, handbooks, standard operating procedures, directives, guidance, reference materials and precedent decisions that can assist in determining the proper classification and valuation of the merchandise.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. As a part of the interview process, additional selection criteria may be administered by the hiring manager. Preview the job questionnaire

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP eligible. View information about CTAP eligibilityon OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.

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