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Mission Support Assistant


This position will allow you to use your expertise in administration to provide substantive clerical support to CBP management. This position starts at a salary of $45,412.00 (GS-06, Step 1) to $65,605.00 (GS-07, Step 10) with promotion potential to $65605 (GS-7 Step 10).

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  • Establishing, maintaining, and monitoring a variety of records and statistical data regarding administrative services provided
  • Entering data into database programs; evaluating data for patterns, trends and generating various management reports
  • Drafting local procedures for the organization, as requested
  • Assisting in one or more administrative support areas which include budget, logistics and procurement, human resources, and records and files management
  • Using various software packages such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, desktop publishing, etc., to produce, store, and retrieve a variety of information and presentations

RequirementsConditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
  • As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.




Experience: You qualify for the GS-06 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:

  • racking budget transactions such as obligations, expenditures, transfers and reimbursements in order to ascertain the status of funds.
  • Coordinating and monitoring the organization's property management and space utilization programs.
  • Entering personnel actions in appropriate automated systems, assuring that they are appropriate and complete.
  • Maintaining current vacancy and onboard data and table of organization.
  • Participating in preparing workload and productivity reports, gathering and compiling data to be used in evaluating areas for process improvements.

Experience: You qualify for the GS-07 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:

  • Assisting in preparing budget requests by compiling data and by preparing justification statements based on information provided.
  • Maintaining contact with offices having primary responsibility for administrative programs and obtaining the most up-to-date information on procedural requirements.
  • Assisting with routine administrative matters, maintaining databases, identifying trends or patterns, and compiling narrative/data reports.

NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 02/26/2024.