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US Customs and Border Protection

Anonymous Employee

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I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection

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Interview went smoothly, lasted about an hour on the phone. Got email from the hiring manager few weeks after the interview. I was offered a job offer which I accepted. Then the background check took almost a year to get done. That was the longest part.

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  • Why would you want to join the CBP
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It is not a normal interview. Just pay attention and answer carefully. You’ll be fine. You sign an NDA when you are interviewed so you will not find any questions on the internet.

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Anonymous Employee

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Very easy, you will just need to know yourself. The questions are very straight forward and they explain the questions clearly for you to understand them. Just go in there with confidence and head held up high.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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It was intense and I had some difficulty answering some questions due to being nervous . I know now with better preparations I can do better. Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector, Eagle Pass South Station, Eagle Pass, TX. This position will allow you to use your expertise to prevent illegal entry of aliens into the United States by land, water, or air; enforce criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Laws; and seek out and apprehend smugglers or aliens who are in the United States illegally. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to protect the homeland. This position starts at a salary of $107,807.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $140,146.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $140,146.00 (GS-14 Step 10). As a second-line Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Deputy Patrol Agent In Charge) you will serve as a secondary law enforcement officer (under 5 U.S.C. 8331 (6C) and 8412 (d)) and be responsible for: Directing assignments of subordinate supervisors that perform all first-line Supervisory Border Patrol functions, station operations, and specialized units. Managing, directing, and coordinating activities aimed at preventing the illegal entry of aliens into the United States by land, water, or air. Enforcing the criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationality laws. Normal supervisory functions, including providing policy guidance, resolving disciplinary problems, and preparing annual

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Anonymous Employee

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Excellent interview process that helps you get a great career!! Interview teaches you a lot! It was long but definitely worth it! Be patient and be confident! Great people and good company.

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The interview process went smooth. The board makes you fee welcome and will give you opportunity to talk at the end. It was a great experience. The panel elaborated on their questions which was very helpful

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Positive Experience
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I applied online. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection in Apr 2021

Interview

three Person Panel. five questions. thirty minutes. Allowed for questions at the end. Very direct. Easy trait forward questions asked. Just know yourself and you should be good. Nothing out of the ordinary. First portion of the process of interviews.

Interview Questions
  • What prompted you to apply at specific location and what interested you about the announcement.
  • 3 most important to attribute skills.
  • Are you able to multitask. Give examples.
  • Describe written communication skills. Examples
  • Working in a fast paced environment, how do you prioritize.
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The process is rigorous and process oriented. It's a great process and all the executive level folks are involved. It look me about 2 weeks to get through it but i enjoyed it.

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  • Tell me about yourself and your past experience
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sweet Grass, MT

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I applied online. The process took 12 months. I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Sweet Grass, MT) in Jan 2021

Interview

It was brief and direct. Unlike most employers, they were very punctual and did not make me wait long. Asked many questions in an organized fashion. Supervisor was very cordial and composed. Minimal waiting, which was excellent. A great experience overall.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ

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I interviewed at US Customs and Border Protection (Phoenix, AZ)

Interview

The interview was all straight forward scenario questions. They ask you how you would react and there was no limit to how many times you could ask them to repeat the question.

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US Customs and Border Protection Interviews FAQs

Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at US Customs and Border Protection as 72.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.84 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for CBPO and Border Patrol Agent rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Customs and Border Protection Officer and CBP Officer roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at US Customs and Border Protection takes an average of 137 days when considering 55 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Helpdesk Technician had the quickest hiring process (on average 90 days), whereas Officer roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 240 days).

Common stages of the interview process at US Customs and Border Protection according to 55 Glassdoor interviews include:

Group Panel Interview: 22.40%

Drug Test: 16.80%

Skills Test: 16.00%

Background Check: 12.00%

IQ Intelligence Test: 8.00%

Presentation: 7.20%

Personality Test: 7.20%

One on One Interview: 5.60%

Other: 2.40%

Phone Interview: 2.40%

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