Special Agent - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Background

US Department of Justice - Selection, IA

As an FBI Special Agent, your STEM background provides skills in areas we need most. We need logical thinkers experienced in network security, computer science, software engineering, mathematical formulation and more. Technology permeates every aspect of what we do, from counterterrorism to criminal investigations and fighting cyberattacks. You'll have opportunities to become a Technically Trained Agent or a part of our Computer Analysis Response Teams.

Wherever you may be working now, we need your expertise! Motivated individuals from a wide range of STEM backgrounds have become Special Agents. We're looking for experts from all specialty areas and backgrounds to create a diverse, high-functioning, multidisciplinary team that can stay ahead of threats.

Being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing experiences. Here's what you'll need to succeed:

Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
A deep understanding of the deployment, administration and support of information and computing infrastructure.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both technical and nontechnical colleagues and stakeholders, both internally and externally.
Ability to be detail oriented, yet keep a strategic focus.
Ability to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments.
BA/BS degree in information technology, forensic science, computer technology or similar disciplines.
Honesty and integrity must be the foundation of who you are.
Demonstrated technical expertise and problem-solving ability.
The drive and commitment to make a difference in the communities you serve.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel is dependent on position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation


Conditions of Employment
Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity.
Undergo a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) at least twice during the application process; must be physically fit to complete training at the FBI Academy and maintain a high level of fitness throughout your 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.
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.

For more information on eligibility requirements see: https://fbijobs.gov/working-at-FBI/eligibility .

You must:
Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37 th birthday on appointment.
Must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university.
Have two years of full-time professional work experience (see work experience waiver for exceptions).
Possess a valid driver's license with at least six months driving experience.
Meet the FBI's Employment Eligibility requirements.
Meet all FBI physical requirements, be physically fit to complete training at the FBI
Academy in Quantico, VA, and maintain a high level of fitness throughout your career.
For more information about the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), physical fitness requirements and work experience waivers, please visit: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents .
BA/BS degree in information technology, forensic science, computer technology or similar disciplines.

Additional information
The FBI is proud to be 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 nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other nonmerit factors.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All applicants are evaluated on core competencies of collaboration, communication, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal ability, leadership, organizing/planning and problem solving/judgment.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
Please see the Required Documents and Information tab on the Special Agents career page here: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents .

If 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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

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.


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