Immigration & Customs Inspectors


Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
Also called: Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO), Customs Officer, Customs Port Director, Inspector

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • foreign language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Automated Manifest System AMS
  • Law enforcement information databases
    Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    bachelor's degree
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