Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of
qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. citizenship is
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 www.cbp.gov.
Learn more about this agency
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
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
1895 Customs And Border Protection
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
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
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
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
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).