Del Rio Sector Will Host a Special Hiring Event for Women, Sept. 23

DEL RIO – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting a special hiring event for women who are interested in applying to become an agent.  

Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the nation.  Of that number, 1,439 were employed within the Del Rio Sector.  Border Patrol is looking to hire more.

Del Rio Sector invites all prospective women applicants on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sector Headquarters (2401 Dodson Avenue, Del Rio).  All interested women may come at any time, ask questions, view the application process first hand, and even apply on site.   

Basic eligibility requirements to be a Border Patrol Agent are as follows: 

• Be a U.S. Citizen

• Have a valid driver’s license

• Have resided in the U.S. for at least three of the last five years (military exception)

• Be eligible to carry a firearm

• Be referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waivers available for veterans’ preference or those that have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position)

The minimum starting salary is $52,583 with the possibility of earning more depending on experience and education.  Within four years, agents will make at least $97,486 per year.  You will also enjoy a challenging but rewarding work environment with many advancement opportunities.  Applicants that attend the Open House will find it very beneficial to meet face to face with recruiters and staff.  

For additional information on becoming a Border Patrol Agent, please visit the following website: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/bpa