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Public Safety Interview
Customs Agent

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Description:  As a key enforcer of U.S. laws and Customs regulations, you will be working in an exciting, fast-paced environment in which you could come into contact with domestic and international travelers, ship captains, importers, and exporters. As you search ships, aircraft's, baggage, persons, cars, and other vehicles for contraband, you will be playing an active role in preventing illegal drugs and imported merchandise from being smuggled into the U.S. It will be your responsibility to seize contraband and apprehend illegal importation. Additionally, you will have the responsibility of assessing and collecting any duties, excise taxes, fees, or penalties, depending on the situation. Customs Inspectors also inspect outbound cargo and passengers for violations of arms, munitions, and military export licenses, stolen property and currency reporting violations.


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Practice Interview
  1. How are you qualified for the position of Customs Inspector?
    Focus on the requirements of a Customs Inspector and how you best fit them.
  2. Tell us about your experience in meeting and dealing with the public.
    If possible, provide an example.
  3. Based on your experience, what methods have you used to successfully explain complex rules and regulations to the general public?
    Again, provide an example and the results.
  4. A Customs Inspector is required to apply laws and regulations. What experience do you have in applying laws and regulations?
  5. What steps do you take to deal with stress?
    Focus on constructive and positive means of dealing with stress.
  6. Under what circumstances is deadly force justified?
  7. Why should we hire you?
  8. How might your education help you in this job?
    Which aspects of your education are the most applicable to the job.
  9. Do you have anything to add?