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What are the main responsibilities as a Immigration And Customs Inspector?

Do they change constantly? If they do, How you adapt to them? Are the responsibilities stressful?

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This can vary based on border inspectors and marine inspectors. Below is a high level job summary, which you can also find on the SHRM website. A best practice is to also look for open positions, as responsibilities and position requirements are always evolving.

Job Summary:
The Immigration and Customs Inspector will enforce immigration, import, and export laws through careful inspection of people and goods that cross the border into the United States.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Serves at an assigned port of entry that may include seaport, international airports, rail stations, and vehicle border crossings.
Inspects individuals entering the U.S. and serves as domestic security against terrorist threats.
Inspects passenger bags and cargo of individuals entering the U.S.
Seizes contraband being carried in passenger bags or vehicles.
Ensures that passengers declare all items purchased abroad and collects any applicable duties or taxes.
Investigates agricultural goods being brought into the U.S.
Examines shipping manifests to ensure that goods being transported do not violate U.S. laws concerning country of origin.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Superior attention to detail.
Ability to inspect baggage and identify contraband items.
Thorough knowledge of U.S. immigration and customs laws and regulations.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelors degree in related field preferred.
Completion of Customs Border Protection Academy training course.
Two years of related experience preferred.
Must pass background check for security clearance.

Physical Requirements:
Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screening.
Prolonged periods of standing.
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at a time.

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Check job boards for current position openings - this is a great way to stay aligned with evolving job responsibilities and requirements