U.S. Customs and Border Protection (DHS)

About the organization

With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

CBP’s Professional Staff plays a vital role in supporting the frontline mission. Standing behind Frontline personnel is a dedicated team of professional staff members. CBP has thousands of employees working in interesting and complex mission and operations support roles such as cyber security, forensic laboratory services, international affairs, international trade, and intelligence research.


In this Auditor position, you will be serve as a member of a team completing a full range of complex trade-related audit assignments and non-audit services of small and large national and multi-national companies (external entities). This position starts at a salary of $66,214.00 (GS-11, Step 1) to $103,176.00 (GS-12, Step 10) with promotion potential to $103,176 (GS-12 Step 10).

Major duties and responsibilities include:
• Conducting a full range of audits or other assignments of external entities that are importing, exporting, or facilitating the international flow of merchandise into or out of the United States and completing audit assignments in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
• Presenting detailed findings and recommendations in work papers/audit reports, interviewing auditees, and communicating audit objectives to auditees and internal stakeholders.
• Planning and overseeing audit activities of lower graded staff auditors, including the review of audit documentation to ensure it meets professional and internal CBP/OT/RAAAS standards and policies.
• Conducting research of import and export laws, trade policy, legal rulings, and case law interpretations as well as conducting risk assessments procedures and assessing internal controls to determine whether an audited entity represents an acceptable or unacceptable risk to DHS/CBP.


Basic Requirement: You must provide supporting documentation in your application to show you meet the basic requirement below:

A. Degree: accounting, auditing; or a degree including auditing courses in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included/was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
B. A combination of education and experience - at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
1. 24 semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
2. A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination;
3. Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least 2 higher level professional accountants


$66,214.00 to $103,176.00 / Per Year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

CBP has not officially posted this vacancy to date, however, we are actively recruiting candidates who qualify for special hiring authorities and non-competitive hire eligibility in the federal government. If you re interested in applying, please submit your eligibility documentation (i.e. NCE letter) and resume to the CBP point of contact listed in this solicitation. Thank you.

CBP is hiring for this opportunity in the following locations:

Long Beach, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Miami, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
Detroit, Michigan
Buffalo, New York
New York, New York
Queens, New York
Houston, Texas

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