FBI accepting applications for special agent candidates

b30e994c-5490-4035-ad73-eda298e5e16eThe FBI will accept applications for Special Agent candidates through March 16. All interested candidates must apply via www.FBIJobs.gov by 11:59pm, March 16, according to the time zone of the applicant’s local field office. Specific skills and backgrounds being sought include:

  • Cyber Security
  • Intelligence
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Bar Certified Attorneys
  • Police/Detectives
  • Military
  • Pilots

Speakers of foreign languages are also highly sought, with a priority for Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Maghreb (Moroccan/Algerian), Yemeni, Afghani, Pakistani, Somali, Uighur, Chinese (all dialects), and Uzbek.

  • To qualify, each Special Agent applicant must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 at the time of hiring; exceptions are given for:

Federal Law Enforcement Officers (1811s)Veterans eligible for Veterans Preference

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have lived in the U.S. for three out of the last five years unless directly deployed overseas by the U.S. government or military (this includes military spouses)
  • Have a valid driver’s license and at least six months of driving experience

Applicants must also have three years of full-time (at least 36 hours per week) professional work experience. Exceptions to this requirement include:

  • Applicants with eligible computer science or IT backgrounds
  • Preferred foreign language speakers who score 3 or higher on an FBI language test
  • Former FBI Honors Interns with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible for Phase I testing and then must complete three years of work experience before advancing to Phase II
  • Applicants with a Juris Doctor degree
  • Applicants with master’s and/or doctoral degrees can qualify with only two years of full-time professional work experience

For more information about the Special Agent application process, visit www.fbijobs.gov.

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