Company: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Posted on: June 17, 2019
Interviewing a subject for an ongoing investigation in the morning,
testifying in court before lunch, planning an operation in the
afternoon and speaking at a community event in the evening. That's
just one day in the life of a Special Agent. Our agents seek out
cyberthieves, infiltrate organized crime rings and oversee
terrorism investigations, often training local, state and foreign
counterparts on the latest technologies in intelligence gathering
and data analysis.
All applicants must pass the physical fitness requirements,
including medical and hearing standards and all phases of the FBI
Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Selectees must be physically fit to
complete training at Quantico and maintain a high level of physical
fitness throughout their careers.
You will be responsible for enforcing more than 300 federal
statutes, as well as conducting sensitive national security
investigations. You'll work to develop relationships within and
across communities, protect the American people and uphold the
Constitution of the United States.
In an organization made up of careers like no other, being a
Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing
You have great problem-solving skills, analytical skills and
leadership experience and can get things done both in a demanding
team environment and independently. Your ability to adapt to
changing situations and clearly communicate across management, peer
groups, external communities and stakeholders contribute to your
ability to keep our nation safe. You're naturally curious, yet
always driven to find a solution. You are detail-oriented, yet
remain strategic. You know how to objectively evaluate information
and make sound judgments. Honesty and integrity are more than just
words you use; they are the foundation of who you are. You take
pride in making a difference in the communities you serve and
bringing your background to the forefront to drive initiatives that
impact our most important stakeholders: the American people.
In this role, you'll be expected to use both established and
innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest challenges of
our time. This opportunity should not be taken lightly. The FBI
Special Agent position requires significant commitment and
dedication from you and your family, but it's an experience you'll
Though individuals of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to
apply, we're specifically seeking individuals with the following
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): Encompasses these
areas of study: Accounting, Forensic Science, Computer Technology,
Cybersecurity, Electronics, Economics, Finance, Biometrics,
Encryption, Data Science, Information Technology, Mathematics,
Chemistry, Computer Forensics, Biology, and more. When people say
STEM, you perk up because you know they are talking about you.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: You may have been raised speaking a non-English
language, taught it for a few years or even participated in
intensive learning before going overseas to use it. You know that
your language skills can make a difference. We're looking for
individuals fluent in Arabic, Yoruba, Mandarin, Tagalog, Russian,
Spanish, Farsi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Urdu and other languages.
LAW: You are an experienced lawyer and seek out new and creative
ways to push for change that matters. You use your background in
corporate, intellectual property (IP), family, immigration,
environmental, criminal or commercial law to do good work; work
that asks you to think of something bigger than yourself.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY: You work in law enforcement or in the
military and have been making your way up the ranks for the past
few years. You raise challenging questions that demand practical
answers. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler,
bomb tech, operational paramedic or otherwise, when you think about
your career, you know that the FBI is the next step for you.
EDUCATION/EDUCATORS: Whether you're a college or university
professor (tenured, adjunct or otherwise), a faculty member or an
elementary, middle or high school teacher, you have a gift for
relating with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Your
teaching skills make you methodical and you can consolidate
comprehensive information into strategic, analytical lesson plans.
Your skills will easily translate to the Special Agent career,
where you'll enhance your team's understanding of threats,
vulnerabilities and gaps by investigating matters and building
relationships with communities and individuals from all walks of
In order to become an FBI Special Agent, you must:
Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and
Endure a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a
polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) at least twice during the
application process. Selectees must be physically fit to complete
training at Quantico and maintain a high level of physical fitness
throughout their careers.
Pass a medical exam which includes, but is not limited to, meeting
visual and hearing standards.
Successfully complete approximately 20 weeks of employment as a
Special Agent trainee, while housed at the FBI Academy in Quantico,
Upon graduation from the FBI Academy, be available to transfer to
one of the FBI's 56 Field Offices, including San Juan, Puerto Rico
or remote resident agencies (satellite offices) to meet the needs
of the FBI. Special Agents rarely return to their processing
office. Applicants should ensure that their families are prepared
for and support this move.
Throughout your career, be available for temporary duty
assignments, anywhere in the world, on either a temporary or a
Work a minimum of a 50-hour workweek, which may include odd hours,
and be on call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execute search
warrants, raids and similar assignments.
Must be at least 23 years old and have not reached your 37th
birthday on appointment.
Must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a
U.S.-accredited college or university.
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Must possess a valid driver's license with at least six months of
Must meet the FBI's physical fitness requirements.
Must commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three
All Special Agent applicants must also have at least two years of
full-time professional work experience unless they qualify for a
work experience waiver. Work experience showing progressive growth,
leadership and responsibility is preferred.
For more information about the Special Agent Selection System,
physical fitness requirements and work experience waivers, please
Applicants must follow the federal Resume Template available at
www.fbijobs.gov when submitting their application.
The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy.
Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made
without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of
color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation,
marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability,
genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or
non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of
personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
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