Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

FIDELITY, BRAVERY, INTEGRITY

As a threat-based and intelligence-driven national security organization, the FBI's mission is to protect and defend the United States against terrorists and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to render assistance to federal, state, municipal, and international law enforcement and intelligence partners.

The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high pressure and demanding team environment. Special Agent applicants must be able to work independently, adapt to changing and sometimes dangerous situations and make logical, well-reasoned decisions based on all available facts. Applicants should have superior interpersonal abilities and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in an organized and articulate manner.

AS AN FBI SPECIAL AGENT, YOU MUST:

  1. Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity.
  2. Endure a rigorous background investigation, credit checks, and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  3. Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) during the application process and at specific stages of training at the FBI Academy. Upon graduation, Agents will also be expected to maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.
  4. Pass a medical exam, which includes, but is not limited to, meeting vision and hearing standards.
  5. Spend the first 19 weeks of employment in training, away from your family, while housed at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
  6. Upon graduation from the FBI Academy, be available to transfer to any of the FBI's remote resident agencies, 56 field offices, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, Honolulu, HI, and Anchorage, AK 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.
  7. Throughout your career, be available for temporary duty assignments, anywhere in the world, on either a temporary or a long-term basis.
  8. Work a minimum of a 50-hr work week, which may include odd hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
  9. Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary.
  10. Be willing and able to participate in arrests, search warrants, raids and other dangerous assignments, all of which may pose the risk of personal bodily harm.

Duties

FBI SPECIAL AGENTS WITH CYBER SKILLS

The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high pressure and demanding team environment. Special Agent applicants must be able to work independently, adapt to changing and sometimes dangerous situations and make logical, well-reasoned decisions based on all available facts. Applicants should have superior interpersonal abilities and be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in an organized and articulate manner.

With private and public sector reliance on computer technology, cyber security is becoming more and more critical. At the FBI, our priority is to protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes. As such, the FBI is seeking applicants with cyber skills to support a diverse and complex caseload.

As a Special Agent (Cyber), you may be asked to use your skills to:

  • Conduct multi-faceted investigations of high-tech crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online exploitation, and major cyber fraud schemes
  • Identify and investigate individuals or groups involved in Foreign Intelligence activities, terrorist groups/threats and criminal organizations
  • Locate and extract evidence concealed within computers or computer networks
  • Cultivate sources and work with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in order to address investigative priorities
  • Counteract operations that target national security and U.S. intellectual property to prevent potentially disabling attacks on the nation’s physical, economic and electronic infrastructure, i.e. banks, water and food supply, etc.
  • Lead on-going efforts to dismantle national and transnational criminal organizations engaged in online fraud and other cyber crimes