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Immigration and 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.   (O'Net 33-3021.05)

 
Reported job titles:   Agriculture Specialist, Border Patrol Agent, Border Patrol Officer, Canine Enforcement Officer (K-9 Enforcement Officer), Chief, Port Director, Customs and Border Protection Inspector (CBPI)   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Detectives and Criminal Investigators which includes:
                          - Police Detectives
                          - Police Identification and Records Officers
                          - Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
                          - Immigration and Customs Inspectors
                          - Intelligence Analysts
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 24.55   $ 30.09   $ 37.56   $ 39.84   $ 55.83   $ 37.98  
    Yearly $51,060   $62,590   $78,120   $82,860   $116,120   $79,000  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 23.53   $ 29.77   $ 38.69   $ 46.95   $ 60.90   $ 40.10  
    Yearly $48,950   $61,930   $80,480   $97,660   $126,660   $83,400  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 21.79   $ 24.04   $ 37.60   $ 56.33   $ 60.90   $ 39.52  
    Yearly $45,320   $49,990   $78,210   $117,160   $126,670   $82,200  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 26.54   $ 31.37   $ 37.56   $ 38.70   $ 39.84   $ 35.93  
    Yearly $55,210   $65,260   $78,110   $80,490   $82,870   $74,740  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Detectives and Criminal Investigators which includes:
                                  - Police Detectives
                                  - Police Identification and Records Officers
                                  - Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
                                  - Immigration and Customs Inspectors
                                  - Intelligence Analysts
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 254 282 1.1% 9
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Detectives and Criminal Investigators which includes:
                                - Police Detectives
                                - Police Identification and Records Officers
                                - Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
                                - Immigration and Customs Inspectors
                                - Intelligence Analysts
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 41.5%
    Federal government, all industries 39.4%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 18.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 0.6%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 0.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Examine immigration applications, visas, and passports and interview persons to determine eligibility for admission, residence, and travel in the U.S.
     
  • Detain persons found to be in violation of customs or immigration laws and arrange for legal action, such as deportation.
     
  • Inspect cargo, baggage, and personal articles entering or leaving U.S. for compliance with revenue laws and U.S. customs regulations.
     
  • Locate and seize contraband, undeclared merchandise, and vehicles, aircraft, or boats that contain such merchandise.
     
  • Interpret and explain laws and regulations to travelers, prospective immigrants, shippers, and manufacturers.
     
  • Institute civil and criminal prosecutions and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of those in violation of immigration or customs laws.
     
  • Testify regarding decisions at immigration appeals or in federal court.
     
  • Record and report job-related activities, findings, transactions, violations, discrepancies, and decisions.
     
  • Determine duty and taxes to be paid on goods.
     
  • Collect samples of merchandise for examination, appraisal, or testing.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Foreign Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
     
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Immigration and Customs Inspectors
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
     
    • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Immigration and Customs Inspectors 
     

     
     
     
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