FBI accepting applications for special agent candidates

FBI accepting applications for special agent candidates

The FBI will accept applications for Special Agent candidates through March 16. All interested candidates must apply viawww.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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