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    Duties

    Summary

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    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

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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    Requirements

    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.

    Qualifications

    You must:
    • Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th 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.

    Education

    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

    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

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    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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    Benefits

    https://www.fbijobs.gov/working-at-FBI/benefits?utm_source=HCG_USAJobs_JP_SAExpert_STEM_BenefitsLink&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=HCG_USAJobs_JP_SAExpert_STEM_BenefitsLink

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    How to Apply

    See the full Special Agent web page here: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources

    Address

    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20535
    US
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    The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Special Agents enforce over 300 federal statutes and conduct criminal and national security investigations. They seek out cyberthieves, 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.

    We need Special Agents with a range of education, backgrounds and skills in order to get ahead of threats. For example, Special Agents with foreign language skills may be asked to interview a victim of human trafficking; those with computer skills may be asked to decipher malicious computer code; those with accounting skills may need to uncover hidden assets; and those with communication and collaboration skills may lead a joint agency investigation. The FBI provides the opportunity for leaders in every community to join our workforce and contribute in a meaningful way.

    Please visit: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

    Next steps

    Your application will be processed as soon as you have provided all of the required documentation. If you are missing any required documentation, please remember to attach additional documents to your profile when they become available and make sure to notify your applicant coordinator upon completion. For more information, please visit: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463485000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.