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Customs Agriculture,Customs and Border Protection Officer

Location:
Exton, PA, 19341
Salary:
60,000
Posted:
January 14, 2021

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ROBERT J. MITROS

SS#: XXX-XX-****

** ***** *****

Broomall, PA 19008

Tel: 484-***-****

Email: adjey7@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

Customer Service or Logistics

WORK HISTORY

July 2013 American Expediting Company

To Folcroft, PA

Present Warehouse Management, Corporate Partner Liason, Courier

·Responsible for communication with Federal Express to facilitate smooth operation of the partnership with American Expediting and ensure on time delivery of all priority shipments stored in our warehouse.

·Collect data for package and shipping details and locate corresponding packages in the warehouse. Packages are then pulled, released in the system, and sent out via the correct shipment method.

·As this the corporate hub of operations, responsible to watch the incoming data from the system to ensure that other locations throughout the country accept all packages before the opportunity times out (generally within 15 minutes) so that the company does not miss out on any jobs and lose out on potential income.

·When needed, deliver packages requiring same day service.

Nov 2002

to

Mar 2009

US Customs and Border Protection Technician

US Customs and Border Patrol

Newark Liberty International Airport and Newark Seaport, Newark, NJ

·Provided a full range of technical work to support work of officers and specialists in the following areas: commercial; entry; inspections; mail; liquidations; fines, penalties, and forfeitures.

·Gathered information required for specialists to make case decisions;

·Reviewed declarations and cargo manifests to ensure that they were complete and in compliance;

·Informed brokers and importers whether their shipment was going to be inspected or released depending on the commodity in the shipment; upon inspection, if pests were found, it was determined whether further action such as fumigation was required.

·Chose flights at random intervals for AQI (Agriculture Quarantine Inspections) which entailed choosing one passenger from each chosen time period and question them regarding the reason for the visit to the other country or if from the US who they were here to see or the reason for their visit. They would also be questioned about their activities abroad and whether they had brought any food items with them. If they had food items they would be seized, inspected, and destroyed if not allowed or if items were pests or disease. If they had been to a place such as a farm, their shoes were inspected for any kind of mud or debris. If any was found on the shoes they were cleaned with bleach and alcohol.

·Performed passenger screening by reviewing Customs declarations.

·Utilized techniques advocated by US Customs to apply luggage selection techniques in order to determine which passengers may be at a high risk of carrying illegal contraband.

·Interviewed passengers and ask questions based on their declarations; if needed passenger sent to Customs Agriculture Specialist for further screening.

·Utilized xray machine for luggage screening

·Inspected luggage contents when xray displayed suspicious item

·Seized any illegal or contaminated contraband found

·Sent any pests or diseased fruits and vegetables to Plant Inspection Station for further evaluation

·Destroyed any prohibited fruits, meats, vegetables, or dairy products seized

·Fined passengers not declaring illegal contraband based on CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)

·Reviewed manifests and put a hold on any items requiring Customs inspection. Once notified inspection was complete items would be released.

·Inspected containers at the seaport for insects and illegal contraband

·Boarded ships, met with captain and the cook, and inspected their fruits and vegetables being brought from abroad

·Inspected trash cans to ensure that they were sanitary

·Inspected pallets being used on ships for any insects being harbored on or in the wood

·Locking trucks after initial inspection by putting on a seal to be removed only when final destination is reached

·Cleared both private and military flights

·Screened random packages at post office using the xray machine; any illegal items found were seized and recipient was notified that the package was seized

·Classified merchandise

·Enforced Customs entry requirements by holding freight for inspection and release or confiscation

·Verified that commodity declared was the actual item being transported

Worked rotating schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. (40 hours minimum per week, hours worked dependent on port needs)

Experience necessary was one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 step 4 level.

Ending salary GS-7 Step 3

Jun 1999

to

Nov 2002

Technician

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Philadelphia, PA

·Chose flights at random intervals for AQI (Agriculture Quarantine Inspections) which entailed choosing one passenger from each chosen time period and question them regarding the reason for the visit to the other country or if not from the US who they were here to see or the reason for their visit. They would also be questioned about their activities abroad and whether they had brought any food items with them. If they had food items they would be seized, inspected, and destroyed if not allowed or if items were pests or disease. If they had been to a place such as a farm, their shoes Performed passenger screening by reviewing Customs declarations.

·Utilized techniques advocated by US Customs to apply luggage selection techniques in order to determine which passengers may be at a high risk of carrying illegal contraband.

·Interviewed passengers and ask questions based on their declarations; if needed passenger sent to Customs Agriculture Specialist for further screening.

·Utilized xray machine for luggage screening

·Inspected luggage contents when xray displayed suspicious item

·Seized any illegal or contaminated contraband found

·Sent any diseased fruits or vegetables to the Entomologist

·Inspected containers at the seaport for insects and illegal contraband

·Worked with dog handler doing practice exercises with the dogs

·Classified merchandise

·Enforced Customs entry requirements by holding freight for inspection to determine release or confiscation

·Verified that commodity declared was the actual item being transported

·Received Excellence in Education Award, 1999

·Received Excellence in Education Award, 2000

Worked rotating schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. (40 hours minimum per week, hours worked dependent on port needs)

Experience necessary was a 4 year degree including 30 semester in biological sciences.

Ending salary GS-5 Step 2

EDUCATION

Sep 1986

to

May 1992

Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture

Doylestown, PA

B.S., Ornamental Horticulture



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