- Duties Summary
About the Agency
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Special Agents enforce over 300 federal statutes and conduct criminal and national security investigations. They seek out cyber thieves, 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.
We need Special Agents with a wide range of education, backgrounds and skills in order to get ahead of threats. For example, Special Agents with foreign language skills may be asked to interview a victim of human trafficking; those with computer skills may be asked to decipher malicious computer code, those with accounting skills may need to uncover hidden assets and those with communication and collaboration skills may lead a joint agency investigation. The FBI provides the opportunity for leaders in every community to join our workforce and contribute in a meaningful way.
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; however, you 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.
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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.
In this role, you'll be expected to use both established and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our age. 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 never forget.
Though individuals of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply, we're specifically seeking individuals with the following skills:
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 and are a go-to resource on your team, squad or unit for help and information. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler, bomb tech, operational paramedic or otherwise, your loyalty, experience and skills translate perfectly to the Special Agent position with the FBI.
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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 analytical, and you can consolidate comprehensive information into strategic and 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 life.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY MEMBERS: 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, and are a go-to resource on your team, squad or unit for help and information. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler, bomb tech, operational paramedic, or otherwise, your loyalty, experience, and skills translate perfectly to the Special Agent position with the FBI.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): Whether your background is in accounting, forensic science, computer technology, cyber security, electronics, economics, finance, biometrics, encryption, data science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, computer forensics, biology, or otherwise, you're analytical and specialized. You find intricate problems to be fascinating and look for continouous challenges to improve your skills and collaborate with peers. Special Agents with STEM backgrounds have the opportunity to investigate matters ranging from foreign espionage via computer networks, to the chemical and biological makeup and consequences of weapons of mass destruction. You'll work across the FBI's many programs to bring cyber and scientific criminals and terrorists to justice, and expand your skills and experiences in the process.
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: Arabic, Yoruba, Mandarin, Tagalog, Russian, Spanish, Farsi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Urdu, and more.
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 think of something bigger than yourself.Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel is dependent on position.Supervisory status
13Who May Apply This job is open to... United States Citizens
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- Requirements Conditions of Employment
- Be a US Citizen (by birth or naturalization)
- Meet employment eligibility requirements (including Bachelor's degree).
- Be between 23 and 37 years old; age waivers available
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Meet the FBI's physical fitness requirements
- Pass all phases of the Special Agent Selection System
- Commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three (3) years
All Special Agent applicants must also have at least three (3) 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 visit .
Applicants must follow the Federal Resume Template available at when submitting their application.
The FBI is 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.
- Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity.
- Endure a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
- Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) at least twice during the application process; must be physically fit to complete training at Quantico and maintain a high level of fitness throughout their career.
- 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, VA.
- 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 long-term basis.
- 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.
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If the appointment is for 90 days or more, the candidate earns annual and sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per bi-weekly pay period plus federal holidays during the period worked.
All applicants must pass the Agency's 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 fitness throughout their careers. In an organization made up of careers like no other, being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing experiences.How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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- Required Documents
Please take a moment to review the items below and ensure that you provide ALL of the required documentation, if applicable.
A resume that reflects the Federal Resume Template and meets the guidelines outlined in the Federal Resume Guide.
A copy of your college transcript(s).
For applicants with current or prior federal work experience:
SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action.
For current or former members of the armed forces (one of the following):
DD-214 - Member 4 copy
Statement of Service
DD-214 - Member 4 copy
For Disabled Veterans (one of the following):
DD-214 - Member 4 copy
SF-15If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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