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  • Originally posted by ukbice View Post

    I'm currently a GS12 - how would it work if I was offered a position with CBP? Would I be forced to take the starting GS9? I'm assuming I would at least keep my pay, but most likely lose the GS12?

    Thank you in advance!


    Just found this on the vacancy announcement... Doesn't seem too appealing for anyone currently over a GS9.. It does say "may be required". Anyone have any experience with this??

    Current Federal Employees: Current federal employees who apply to this announcement may be required to accept a change to lower grade which will reduce their current salary based on Federal pay regulations. Note: If you are a current GS-12 step 1, your salary may be reduced to a GS-9 step 10, which equates to an approximate $7,000 salary reduction (based on locality). Re-promotion is not guaranteed. Timeframes and grade level re-promotion is at the discretion of the agency.

    Thank you!
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    • Originally posted by ukbice View Post
      I used to be heavy on these boards, but have been gone for years. I'm prior LE and am now a federal civilian (Non LEO). I have a few questions about applying for a CBPO position.

      I'm currently a GS12 - how would it work if I was offered a position with CBP? Would I be forced to take the starting GS9? I'm assuming I would at least keep my pay, but most likely lose the GS12?

      Regarding the newly passed bill which exempts applicants who meet certain criteria from having to take the polygraph. I meet 4 out of 5 of the listed criteria, and am interested in applying. Has anyone had their poly waived due to this new bill?

      I applied for CBP in 2007, but decided to go military instead (still in, just no longer Active Duty), and quit the process after the VBT. Are the locations still on lock down like they were in '07? Meaning, only certain places are being filled and you're pretty much locked into the border ports?

      Thank you in advance!
      Do you have a link to the bill? I hadn't heard of this.

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      • Originally posted by T-rexGM View Post

        Do you have a link to the bill? I hadn't heard of this.
        Let me see if I can find it.
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        • Originally posted by ukbice View Post

          Let me see if I can find it.
          THIS IS HUGE! My brother is the straightest arrow I know. He won every award except one at FLETC and before he went, he won every award possible while he was a CBP Explorer. Never broken a law in his life... and he was sent for an additional poly testing.. That polygraph is a joke! The below became law on 12/16/2016!

          Here's the link:

          https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...-bill/875/text

          Last part:

          SEC. 5. Waiver of polygraph examination requirement for certain law enforcement applicants.
          Section 3 of the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–376; 6 U.S.C. 221) is amended—

          (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “The Secretary” and inserting the following:

          “(a) In general.—The Secretary”;

          (2) in subsection (a)(1), as redesignated, by inserting “(except as provided in subsection (b))” after “Border Protection”; and

          (3) by adding at the end the following:

          “(b) Waiver.—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection may waive the polygraph examination requirement under subsection (a)(1) for any applicant who—

          “(1) is deemed suitable for employment;

          “(2) holds a current, active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance;

          “(3) has a current Single Scope Background Investigation;

          “(4) was not granted any waivers to obtain his or her clearance; and

          “(5) is a veteran (as defined in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code).”.
          Last edited by ukbice; 12-28-2016, 11:08 AM.
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          • The poly isn't as bad as most people make it seem BTW. My border patrol one was like 5 hours but my CBP one was only about 1.5 hours. It just all depends on the examiner and how you are doing on the test.

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            • What does special field operation unit do?

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              • Does anyone know if the test is required if qualified at a higher grade?

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                • That new bill is awesome!

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                  • Originally posted by ukbice View Post

                    THIS IS HUGE! My brother is the straightest arrow I know. He won every award except one at FLETC and before he went, he won every award possible while he was a CBP Explorer. Never broken a law in his life... and he was sent for an additional poly testing.. That polygraph is a joke! The below became law on 12/16/2016!

                    Here's the link:

                    https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-...-bill/875/text

                    Last part:

                    SEC. 5. Waiver of polygraph examination requirement for certain law enforcement applicants.
                    Section 3 of the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–376; 6 U.S.C. 221) is amended—

                    (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “The Secretary” and inserting the following:

                    “(a) In general.—The Secretary”;

                    (2) in subsection (a)(1), as redesignated, by inserting “(except as provided in subsection (b))” after “Border Protection”; and

                    (3) by adding at the end the following:

                    “(b) Waiver.—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection may waive the polygraph examination requirement under subsection (a)(1) for any applicant who—

                    “(1) is deemed suitable for employment;

                    “(2) holds a current, active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance;

                    “(3) has a current Single Scope Background Investigation;

                    “(4) was not granted any waivers to obtain his or her clearance; and

                    “(5) is a veteran (as defined in section 2108 of title 5, United States Code).”.



                    he MAY waive it doesnt say he shall..so sounds like if you have the hook up you may get it waived or may not..

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                    • Originally posted by Rmodel1965 View Post




                      he MAY waive it doesnt say he shall..so sounds like if you have the hook up you may get it waived or may not..

                      Very true. I do see the need to streamline the hiring process for overly qualified candidates, though. Seriously, if an applicant is a military veteran, has LE experience, has a current TS/SCI clearance, has the SSBI on file with another agency, and meets all of the qualifications to pretty much walk into an NSA job, why would CBP think that all of the "normal" screening is necessary? It's already been done... It's a waste of resources and I honestly feel this type of waste will be the first on the chopping block in this new administration.

                      I miss LE work, and would be willing to give up my cushy, work from home, off every holiday, GS12/13 federal IT job, to join the CBP team. It will be an adjustment for real, but I believe it will be worth it!

                      Josh
                      USAF Cyber
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                      • Originally posted by ukbice View Post


                        Very true. I do see the need to streamline the hiring process for overly qualified candidates, though. Seriously, if an applicant is a military veteran, has LE experience, has a current TS/SCI clearance, has the SSBI on file with another agency, and meets all of the qualifications to pretty much walk into an NSA job, why would CBP think that all of the "normal" screening is necessary? It's already been done... It's a waste of resources and I honestly feel this type of waste will be the first on the chopping block in this new administration.

                        I miss LE work, and would be willing to give up my cushy, work from home, off every holiday, GS12/13 federal IT job, to join the CBP team. It will be an adjustment for real, but I believe it will be worth it!

                        Josh
                        If you have a cushy 12/13 job and your reasoning to join OFO is because you miss LE work...you probably should look elsewhere. OFO isn't usually what most people envision as fulfilling LE work.

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                        • Hello all, been reading a few of the last pages on here and it seems like the CBP hiring process has picked up a bit in speed. I just got my eQuip investigation request after being eligible for the LEO gs-9 application that opened up about a month ago. I was placed in Laredo Tx and was hoping that someone can give some information about that port, in terms of size/personnel/overtime/issues? Good luck to everyone!
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                          • Originally posted by Capt_Falco View Post
                            Hello all, been reading a few of the last pages on here and it seems like the CBP hiring process has picked up a bit in speed. I just got my eQuip investigation request after being eligible for the LEO gs-9 application that opened up about a month ago. I was placed in Laredo Tx and was hoping that someone can give some information about that port, in terms of size/personnel/overtime/issues? Good luck to everyone!
                            Hey man,
                            Im in the same spot as you. Im a tad bit ahead of you, but I just have poly, background, and drug screen left. Im also placing in Laredo, TX, I am interested in knowing a bit about it as well.

                            V/R,
                            Jonathan

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                            • Originally posted by ukbice View Post


                              Very true. I do see the need to streamline the hiring process for overly qualified candidates, though. Seriously, if an applicant is a military veteran, has LE experience, has a current TS/SCI clearance, has the SSBI on file with another agency, and meets all of the qualifications to pretty much walk into an NSA job, why would CBP think that all of the "normal" screening is necessary? It's already been done... It's a waste of resources and I honestly feel this type of waste will be the first on the chopping block in this new administration.

                              I miss LE work, and would be willing to give up my cushy, work from home, off every holiday, GS12/13 federal IT job, to join the CBP team. It will be an adjustment for real, but I believe it will be worth it!

                              Josh
                              Why would you want to leave a GS12/13 job to join OFO? If you are happy where you are at then stay there.
                              With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

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                              • Originally posted by zFinest View Post

                                Why would you want to leave a GS12/13 job to join OFO? If you are happy where you are at then stay there.
                                Yea with the IT job you can easily land a spot with the ATF, DEA, etc.... Working on their IT side or even doing their computer investigation and be a LEO also.

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