The U.S. Border Patrol is currently accepting applications, it was announced today.
According to a released statement from the agency, candidates must successfully undergo a rigorous screening process that includes:
- Written Examination
- Language Aptitude or Spanish Language Proficiency Test
- Polygraph Examination
- Medical Examination and Drug Test
- Physical Fitness Test
- Structured Interview
- Background Investigation
"Candidates hired for the position must complete the Border Patrol basic training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. Initial salaries are very competitive and agents have the promotional potential to earn more than $75,000 after three years of service," the statement reads.
Benefits include federal health insurance, life insurance, and a retirement package, according to the statement.
Initial assignments will be in the Southwest Border States of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas, the statements reads.
For additional information, visit www.cbp.gov to learn more about the Border Patrol agent position.