Career and Education Opportunities for Customs Inspectors
In general, customs inspectors investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Customs Inspector career.
STATES WITH Customs Inspector OPPORTUNITIES
JOB DESCRIPTION: Customs Inspector
Customs inspectors interpret and explain laws and rules to travelers and manufacturers. They also record and report job-related efforts and decisions. Equally important, customs inspectors have to detain persons found to be in violation of customs or immigration laws and manage legal action. They are often called upon to examine immigration applications and passports and interview persons to establish eligibility for admission and travel in the U.S. They are expected to examine cargo and personal articles entering or leaving U.S. for adherence to revenue laws and U.S. customs rules. Finally, customs inspectors 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.
Every day, customs inspectors are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to evaluate problems as they arise.