Special Agent

Federal Bureau of Investigation - New York, NY4.4

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $64,000 a year
EducationSkills

As an FBI Special Agent, you will bring your skills, talents and integrity to a dedicated team working at the highest level to get ahead of threats, protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

A “routine” day for a Special Agent is anything but routine. It may entail 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. Our agents seek out cyber thieves, infiltrate organized crime rings and oversee terrorism investigations, often training local, state, and foreign counterparts on the latest technologies in intelligence-gathering and data analysis.

All applicants must pass the physical fitness requirements, including medical and hearing standards and all phases of the FBI Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Selectees must be physically fit to complete training at Quantico and maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout their careers.

Special Agents are responsible for enforcing more than 300 federal statutes, as well as conducting sensitive national security investigations. You’ll work to develop relationships within and across communities in support of our mission: To protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Responsibilities and Duties

DUTIES

You are a problem solver with great analytical skills and leadership experience; you know how to 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 and always driven to find a solution. You notice minute details, yet remain strategic. You objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments. Honesty and integrity are more than just words to you — they are the foundation of who you are. You take pride in making a difference in the communities you serve, and bringing your background and unique skills to initiatives that impact our most important stakeholders: the American people.

In this role, you’ll be expected to use both established and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our age. This opportunity should not be taken lightly. The FBI Special Agent position requires significant commitment and dedication from you and your family, but you’ll go home every night knowing that you are making a difference. Being an FBI Special Agent is an experience you'll never forget.

Though individuals of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply, we’re specifically seeking the following skills:

  • SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM): Accounting, forensic science, computer technology, cyber security, electronics, economics, finance, biometrics, encryption, data science, information technology, mathematics, chemistry, computer forensics, biology, and more. When people say STEM, you perk up because you know they are talking about you.
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES: You may have been raised speaking a language other than English, taught it for a few years or even participated in intensive learning before going overseas to use it. You know that your language skills can make a difference: Arabic, Yoruba, Mandarin, Tagalog, Russian, Spanish, Farsi, Punjabi, Pashtu, Urdu and more.
  • LAW: You are an experienced lawyer and seek out new and creative ways to push for change that matters. You use your background in corporate, intellectual property (IP), family, immigration, environmental, criminal, or commercial law to do good work, work that asks you to be part of something larger than yourself.
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY: You work in law enforcement or in the military and have been making your way up the ranks for the past few years. You raise challenging questions that demand practical answers. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler, bomb tech, operational paramedic or otherwise. When you think about career growth, you know that the FBI is the next step for you.
  • EDUCATION/EDUCATORS: Whether you’re a college or university professor (tenured, adjunct or otherwise), a faculty member, or an elementary, middle, or high school teacher, you have a gift for relating with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Your teaching skills make you methodical and analytical, and you can consolidate comprehensive information into strategic and analytical lesson plans. Your skills will easily translate to the Special Agent career, where you’ll enhance your team’s understanding of threats, vulnerabilities and gaps by investigating matters and building relationships with communities and individuals from all walks of life.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least age 23 and not yet 37 at the time of your appointment.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with at least six months of driving experience.
  • Must meet the FBI’s physical fitness requirements.
  • Must commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three (3) years.

Work Experience: All Special Agent applicants must also have at least two (2) years of full-time professional work experience unless they qualify for a waiver. Work experience showing progressive growth, leadership and responsibility is preferred. Certain specified experiences and/or abilities waive the two-year full-time work experience requirement. These include applicants with degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Applicants with masters’ and/or doctorate degrees require one (1) year of full-time work experience. NOTE: Meeting the requirements for a waiver does not guarantee that you will be deemed "Most Competitive."

Physical Requirements: 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 complete a Basic Field Training Course at Quantico and maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout their careers.

Qualifications and Skills

Special Agent candidates must go through an extensive testing and interview process. Learn more about this on www.fbijobs.gov.

Automatic Disqualifiers

Applicants convicted of a felony, who use illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy, who are in default of a student loan insured by the U.S. Government, who fail an FBI urinalysis drug test or who fail to register with the Selective Service System (males only) are not eligible for employment with the FBI.

Applicants should consider that the average processing time to complete all stages of the selection process may take approximately one (1) year. The FBI may disqualify applicants at any time during the process, should it be determined that they will reach age 37 before appointment to the Basic Field Training Course.

Security

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.

How to Apply

When submitting applications, please follow the Federal Resume Template available at https://www.fbijobs.gov/working-at-FBI/how-to-apply under the “Documents for Application” tab.

EEO

The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer; our employees come from diverse backgrounds but share a common mission that makes us One FBI — and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and with no discrimination based on 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, personal favoritism or any other non-merit factors.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)