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Great benefits, Good Pay, & Great Comradery!
Political Climate/Politics & Government Shutdowns
Advice to Management
Be more open to effective & efficient changes/recommendations coming from Junior Leadership.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
I applied online – interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection.
I was scheduled for an interview after completing the written tests and submitting employment documentation. The interview process consisted of briefly introducing myself to the panel, explaining why I wanted to be a BPA, followed by three scenario based questions. The panel presented hypothetical scenarios that could be encountered as a BPA, and asked me how I would handle specific aspects of the scenario given the conditions with which to work with. The panel presents you with a difficult dilemma in each situation and evaluates your decision making process, maturity, interpersonal skills, and judgement. Every answer I gave was challenged, and I fell into the deadly trap of waivering from my answers due to the misguided belief that I gave the wrong answer. Be sure to take some time in formulating an answer, and be prepared to justify it, regardless of how good it sounds in your head.
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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security, is charged with keeping the nation's borders safe. The agency protects the US borders from terrorists and their weapons, human and drug trafficking, illegal immigration, and materials that are harmful to the country's agriculture. CPB guards some 7,000 miles of land borders shared with Mexico and Canada and, in partnership with the US Coast Guard, guards some 95,000 miles of maritime border. (Its Air and Marine division manages the largest law enforcement air force in the world.) CBP is...