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 an organization made up of careers like no other, being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing experiences.
As a Special Agent for the FBI, you will be responsible for enforcing more than 300 federal statues, as well as conducting sensitive national security investigations. You’ll establish relationships within and across communities and educate fellow law enforcement and national security partners at local, state, federal and international levels. You’ll protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
You can be part of our team. We’re looking for individuals who possess the following traits and skills:
You have great problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as leadership experience. You 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 contributes 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.
The FBI Special Agent position requires significant commitment and dedication from you and your family, but it’s an experience you will never forget.
• In order to become an FBI Special Agent, you must:
• Be a US Citizen (by birth or naturalization).
• Possess a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution.
• Meet all FBI Employment Disqualifiers.
• Be at least 23 and not have reached your 37th birthday on appointment (age waivers are available.)
• Be able to obtain a Top Secret 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.
In Order to Apply, You Must:
• Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost 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.
o Upon graduation, Agents will also be expected to maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.
• 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-hr workweek, which may include odd hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
• Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary.
• Be willing and able to participate in arrests, search warrants, raids and other dangerous assignments, all of which may pose the risk of personal bodily harm.
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.
All applicants must submit their resume using the Federal Resume Template format available at www.FBIJOBS.gov.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information and to apply, visit www.FBIJOBS.gov. – less