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Employment opportunity for Detection Enforcement Officer – US Air and Marine Operations.

US Air and Marine Operations
  • Job type: On Field operations.
  • Job Location: United States.
  • Employing body: US Customs and Border Protection.
  • Department: US Air and Marine Operations.

Job Description:

Position: Detection Enforcement Officer – US Air and Marine Operations.

About the governing body:

About the Detection Enforcement Officer

United States Customs and Border Protection patrols all of the US country’s borders, both land and sea, equating to a distance of almost 8,000 miles, including The Atlantic coast, the Pacific coast, the Gulf coast, the Great Lakes, the Canadian border, and the Mexican border. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Agents serve the nation by sky, sea, or land,

commanding a ready fleet of aircraft and vessels under a single, unified mission.AMO agents are the first to respond in case of a security threat or humanitarian support for the nation. Air and Marine Operations Soldiers work with passion and discipline to guard national security and prosperity.

Also apply for: US Customs and Border Protection CBP Officers

About the role:

About Detection Enforcement Officer

Detection Enforcement Officers conduct aviation and maritime surveillance operations to detect, identify, track and coordinate the interdiction of threats approaching or operating within the borders of the United States. Air and Marine agents will be responsible for commanding multiple vessels, operate sophisticated detection systems, and fly airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial surveillance platforms to stop terrorist attacks and the unlawful movement of people, illegal drugs and contraband into the United States by land, air, and sea.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities of Detection Enforcement Officer

  1. Detection Enforcement Officer:
  • Operating leading-edge radar surveillance technology to interpret and analyse data in tracking suspect aircraft and/or vessels
  • Generating leads, gather evidence, and develop intelligence on potential criminal activity
  • Working with criminal investigators on active investigations
  • Performing queries utilising data from various database systems to determine actions to take against a suspect person, aircraft or vessel.

Also apply for: United States Border Patrol Agents


Requirements of Detection Enforcement Officer

  1. Detection Enforcement Officer:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a valid driver’s licence
  • Have resided in the U.S. for at least three of the last five years
  • Be Veteran’s Recruitment Eligible
  • Pass the application process.

(Application process): Apply, Qualification review, Background Investigation, Medical Exam, Drug Test.

  1. Other Qualifications:
  • Possess knowledge of air traffic control procedures, airspace, and terminology.
  • Possess skills in the areas of radar usage, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Have operational knowledge of airborne; maritime; and/or ground-based Air Traffic Control, Air Defence Sector, and/or Airborne Early Warning-type radar facilities/platforms
  • Possess knowledge of a wide variety of general aviation, transport and military-type aircraft to include performance characteristics used by civil, military, and criminal organisations.
  • Obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

Salary and incentives:

Salary and incentives of Detection Enforcement Officer

Office  Grade Base Salary
Air and Marine Operations Centre GS-11GS-12 $70,737$84,785
Caribbean Air and Marine Operations Centre GS-11GS-12 $62,236$74,596


  • Officers may be eligible for premium pay for working on Sundays, holidays, and night shifts (anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.).
  • Outstanding performers may receive cash awards as recognition for their superior efforts (if funding permits).
  • Officers readily accessible and willing to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime (excess of a 40-hour work week), and will be compensated accordingly.
  • Starting salary for Detection Enforcement Officers is GS-11 (step 1) with a non-competitive promotion to GS-12 after one year and the successful completion of training.
  • Officers are also entitled for health insurance, life insurance and other generous retirement benefits that are provided.

Being a Detection Enforcement Officer can be both mentally and physically challenging. Candidates should be confident about undergoing training and practice for the given role.

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