STEM Investigator - Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Backgrounds (Special Agent)
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 - that's just one day in the life of a Special Agent. 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 it's an experience you'll never forget. Though individuals of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply, we're specifically seeking individuals with the following skills: 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 and are a go-to resource on your team, squad or unit for help and information. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler, bomb tech, operational paramedic or otherwise, your loyalty, experience and skills translate perfectly to the Special Agent position with the FBI. Duties are dependent on position. For further information please refer and apply to fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.
Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity. Endure 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. Upon graduation, Agents will also be expected to maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job. 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 in Quantico, VA. 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. Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary. 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. Education is dependent on position. For further information please refer and apply to fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents. All Special Agent applicants must also have at least three (3) years of full-time professional work experience unless they qualify for a work experience waiver. Work experience showing progressive growth, leadership and responsibility is preferred. For more information about the Special Agent Selection System, physical fitness requirements and work experience waivers, please visit https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents. Applicants must follow the Federal Resume Template available at www.fbijobs.gov when submitting their application. The FBI is 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.
Other InformationIf the appointment is for 90 days or more, the candidate earns annual and sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per bi-weekly pay period plus federal holidays during the period worked.
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