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Port Director

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. citizenship is required.

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Nationwide.

For a list of Field Operations locations, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection web site at

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Each year, $1.5 trillion of trade and 340 million people legally cross U S. borders. Ports of entry are America 's gateways to the world, enabling international commerce, immigration, and tourism. CBP's Office of Field Operations (OFO) has the critical role of securing the flow of people and goods across the borders at the ports of entry. To protect America from harm, CBP must detect and remove the people and goods that pose a threat from the legitimate annual flow of people, cargo containers, and conveyances.

As Port Director, you will direct all activities involving the administration of laws and regulations relating to inspection and clearance of carriers, baggage, persons, and cargo arriving in the United States. You will implement Headquarters and field office policies, programs, and procedures and assure their consistent and equitable application throughout the organization. You will establish strategic direction for and direct anti-terrorism and border protection/facilitation operations that may include trade compliance, passenger, immigration, agriculture, and cargo core business processes. You will exercise broad executive management authority in directing the proper utilization of employees, facilities, and other resources, and provide guidance and leadership in the establishment of objectives for various functions. Through public relations, you will promote essential cooperation of importers, exporters, other common carriers, and the general public. You will maintain contact with top executives in industry and commerce with regard to the application of the tariff and all related laws and regulations administered and enforced by CBP.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1895 Customs And Border Protection

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.


You must show in your rsum that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualifications listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

We recommend that your rsum emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

Knowledge of Federal inspectional laws, rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to anti-terrorism and border protection/facilitation (e.g., trade compliance, passenger, immigration, agriculture, and cargo operations).


Keywords: Department Of Homeland Security, Laredo , Port Director, Other , Laredo, Texas

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