Special Agent - Healthcare Services/Medical Background

US Department of Justice - Selection, IA4.2

Full-time$63,000 - $81,000 a year
Doctors, physician assistants, nurses and other health professionals work at the FBI in a number of capacities. Today, more than 250 Special Agent Medics - EMTs, advanced paramedics, emergency physicians and others - support our mission. As an FBI Special Agent Medic, you will support crisis-response efforts, special operations, anti-terrorism and high-risk investigations, as well as use your medical expertise to conduct interviews and recover evidence.

As an FBI Special Agent medic, you will support crisis-response efforts, special operations, terrorism and high-risk investigations. You will tend to not only FBI employees but others, such as subjects and civilians involved in a hostage situation where it's not safe for local emergency workers to enter the scene. But you will also use your health and medical expertise in other ways as a Special Agent, such as conducting interviews requiring health expertise and recovering evidence. Your ultimate mission: to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

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.
Ability to quickly grasp details of cases requiring health and medical expertise and clearly communicate the impact to non-expert colleagues and teams 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 or advanced degree (preferably in a medical, health or public safety discipline).
Certification as an EMT or paramedic.
Honesty and integrity must be the foundation of who you are.
Demonstrated health expertise and ability to respond calmly and effectively in crisis situations.
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 Security 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 at Quantico, VA, 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 at 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 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 37th birthday on appointment.
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 of 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 or advanced degree (preferably in a medical, health or public safety discipline).
Certification as an EMT or paramedic.
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 non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit 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
Top Secret/SCI

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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