Functions

The following personnel categories and functions are distinguished according to service status:

  • Administrative personnel
  • Operational personnel
  • Cadre
  • Superiors

Administrative personnel

This includes the personnel assigned to the Swiss Border Guard Region Commands (SBG Reg Com) and the Swiss Border Guard Command (SBG Com) in Bern.

Operational personnel

This includes the personnel assigned to the Swiss Border Guard Posts (SBG Po), the Operations Centres (OC BG) and the Special Formation of the Federal Customs Administration (SPFO FCA), as well as specialists.

Cadre

The cadre includes personnel with the rank of Sergeant of higher with a leading function.

Superiors

Superiors include personnel with the rank of Sergeant Major or higher with a management function who conduct employee appraisals and assessments with employees reporting to them.

Upon completion of border guard training in the second year of service and promotion to Corporal in the fourth year of service, all functions are in principle open to employees. The seniority principle does not apply in the Swiss Border Guard.

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