FBI Special Agents
Special Agents investigate organized crime, crime involving public corruption, financial crime, fraud against the government, bribery, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, interstate criminal activity, fugitive and drug-trafficking matters, and other violations of federal law.
FBI Special Agents must have a 4-year college degree, be a United States citizen, be available for assignment anywhere at any time, be between the ages of 23 to 36 years of age and be in excellent physical condition. It is also a general requirement that they have 3 years professional work experience.
Special Entry Programs
Special entry programs exist for those having 4 year degrees in computer science or accounting and also for attorneys, CPAs and linguists. All candidates must pass a thorough background investigation as well as a polygraph and drug urinalysis test.
FBI Support Positions
Professional support positions are also available. These include Computer Specialist, Crime Scene Specialist, Linguist, Fingerprint Expert, Intelligence Research Specialist, Laboratory Tech, Accounting Professional, Laborer and Secretary.
According to FBI Director Robert Mueller "It is gratifying to see so many people come to us with critically needed skills, especially as we continue the evolution of our mission and our technology." These skills are still needed. They include computer science, engineering, foreign counter intelligence, military intelligence, physical sciences and foreign language skills in Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
FBI and Department of Homeland Security Job Openings
Candidates can browse openings, review job descriptions and apply online at FBI Jobs.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hires Border Patrol Agents, Immigration Inspectors and Special Agents. More information on these opportunities and information on how to apply is available on the DHS web site.