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Job Opening:


ID: 1068
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Who May Apply
This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for detailed
information on qualifications and application procedures. The salary
listed above applies to New Agent trainees while attending the training
academy. Upon graduation, your salary will be adjusted according to
field office assignment and Law Enforcement Officers availability pay.
Job Summary
The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high
pressure and demanding team environment. Special Agent applicants
must be able to work independently, adapt to changing and sometimes
dangerous situations and make logical, well-reasoned decisions based
on all available facts. Applicants should have superior interpersonal
abilities and be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in
writing, in an organized and articulate manner.
Special Agents are responsible for enforcing over 300 federal statutes
and conducting sensitive national security investigations. As a Special

Agent, you may be asked to use your language skills to interview a

witness who speaks only a foreign language, your IT skills to locate
evidence concealed deep within a computer network, or your CPA skills
to uncover hidden assets. Whether it is identifying and recruiting
human sources whose information may ultimately avert a terrorist act
or gathering intelligence on a foreign enemy determined to do us
harm, the FBI provides the opportunity for leaders in every community
to give back.
This opportunity should not be taken lightly. The FBI Special Agent
position requires significant commitment and dedication from you and
your family.
Automatic Disqualifiers: Applicants with a felony conviction, use of
illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy, in default
of a student loan insured by the U.S. Government that fail an FBIadministered urinalysis drug test, fail to register with the Selective
Service System (males only).
Please note that if you are disqualified by any of the above tests, you
are not eligible for employment with the FBI.
Applicants should consider that the average processing time to
complete all stages of the Special Agent Selection System (SASS) may
take approximately one (1) year. The FBI may disqualify applicants at
anytime during the process, should it be determined that they will
reach age 37 before appointment to Basic Field Training Course.
Key Requirements
1. Must be at least 23 and not have reached your 37th birthday on
2. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance
3. Must possess a valid driver's license
4. Must meet physical requirements
5. Must pass all phases of the Special Agent Application process
6. Must commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three

This position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance. Selectees must

undergo and successfully complete a comprehensive background
investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position.
Prior to the initiation of a background investigation, applicants will be
required to pass a polygraph examination. The background
investigation will include a check of your credit history and criminal
record, as well as interviews with prior employers, references, coworkers, personal associates, family members, and friends. An
applicant may be disqualified from selection or removed from
employment as a Special Agent based on information obtained during
this background investigation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and
consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and
Major Duties
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 Security Clearance.
Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) at least twice during the application
process. 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,
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
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.
Qualifications and Evaluations
In order to meet minimum qualifications, applicants must pass every
stage of the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), which includes:
A preliminary application screening to ensure eligibility, willingness and
awareness of the Special Agent position
A three-hour exam consisting of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Logical
Reasoning tests (Phase I)
A written and oral language test (for applicants claiming a language
A 90-minute written exam (Phase II)*
A one-hour oral panel interview (Phase II)*
At least two Physical Fitness Tests (PFTs)*
A polygraph examination*
A comprehensive background investigation*
*Note: Steps 4 through 8 are only afforded to those candidates deemed
"Most Competitive."
Full-Time Work Experience
All Special Agent applicants must meet the full-time professional work
experience requirement of three (3) years unless they qualify for a
work experience waiver.
Professional is defined as specialized work of a high level of difficulty
and responsibility. Depending on your chosen field and/or industry,
full-time is defined as a position in which you work an average 36
hours or more per week and in a position in which you are receiving full
Full-time work experience does NOT include summer jobs, internships,
seasonal positions, temporary employment, and/or volunteer work
(unless you are a preference eligible veteran).
Work Experience Waivers
Certain specified experiences and/or abilities waive the three year fulltime work experience requirement. NOTE: Your ability to meet the
requirements of a waiver does not guarantee that you will be deemed
"Most Competitive".

Applicants with a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology

and/or a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) also:
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
Applicants with advanced degrees (master's and/or doctorate) require
two (2) years of full-time work experience
How To Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must
complete this application:
Step 1 - Establish an applicant account on the FBIJobs website by
clicking Apply Now and then Register Now or login using your existing
applicant account.
Step 2 - Paste your text resume in the space provided, upload a new
resume or use a resume you have applied with previously.
Step 3 Complete your applicant profile if establishing your account
for the first time.
Step 4 - Complete the assessment questionnaire.
Step 5 Complete the application sections requested and submit your
application. Make sure you complete all sections of the application
before submitting.
Required Documents
You may want to consider attaching documentation that will be
required if considered for a specific position at the FBI:
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
For Veterans: DD 214, and for Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and
VA letter dated 1991 or later
Additional Information
Applicants must pass FBI Special Agent Physical Requirements
including medical and hearing standards. Applicants must also pass

the (Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and be physically fit to endure training
at Quantico during Basic Field Training Course and effectively respond
to life-threatening situations in the field.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.