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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is now accepting applications nationwide to fill 2,000 additional officer positions at air, land and sea ports across the country. 

According to a CBP release funding for fiscal year 2014 will allow 44 ports in 18 states to receive additional staffing.   One of those ports hiring officers will be Nogales. 

Qualifications for CBP applicants include the following:

-must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the U.S for the past three years;

-must be referred for selection prior to their 37th birthday (or a preference eligible veteran, or have prior civilian federal law enforcement experience);

-have a valid driver's license.

In addition, applicants must pass an entrance examination, medical examination, physical fitness assessments, video-based test and/or structured interview, drug test, background investigation and polygraph examination. 

For selected candidates, CBP offers paid training to fully prepare them for a career working for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as a competitive salary and benefits package. 

For more information on the CBP officer position, visit www.cbp.gov/careers.

To apply for the CBP officer position, applicants must have an active USA Jobs account and complete an online application at www.usajobs.gov

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