Here’s where the Border Patrol’s recruitment ads led me: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/border-patrol-agent-apply-now
…That is a glamorous landing page. I can’t deny it. CBP’s tagline may as well be “Come to where the flavor is.”
What the site actually says is this:
Find your calling. Protect your country. Apply now.
Working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) means keeping your country safe from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross our border.
CBP relies on men and women with integrity to carry out our mission - to protect. The career opportunities are vast, from K-9 Inspection to Special Response Team to Horse Patrol, and more. And the benefits are rewarding, including competitive pay, paid time off, health and life insurance, and a generous retirement.
If you're interested in a career as a Border Patrol Agent, keep reading!
Border Patrol Agents prevent terrorists and terrorists' weapons from entering the United States by securing our land borders and coastal waters from between ports of entry. Here are some key facts:
9 Steps in the process to employment.
Earn up to 25% of your salary and locality pay for time worked outside the 40 hour work week.
All new agents will be stationed along the southwest border. Agents may have the opportunity to change duty locations after some period of time.