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The federal government maintains a high profile in many areas of law
enforcement. FBI agents are the
government’s primary investigators that investigate
federal law violations and conduct
sensitive security investigations. FBI jobs are utilized to conduct
surveillance, monitor court ordered wiretaps, audit and examine business
records, investigate white-collar crime, and conduct sensitive
under-cover assignments. Use our site to search available FBI jobs.
FBI Agents also investigate organized and financial crime, government
fraud and public corruption, bribery, bank robbery, copyright infringement, civil rights
violations, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, interstate criminal activity, drug trafficking,
terrorism, and espionage, and other violations
of federal statutes.
The FBI has the largest number of special agents.
Applicants, to be considered for appointment as an FBI agent, must be a
college graduate that majored in accounting, a law school graduate from an
accredited college or fluency in a foreign language, or three years of work
experience that is considered full time. All new agents attend formal
training at the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia for 20 weeks. If your
interested in a FBI jobs or wish to explore FBI career options visit the
Many FBI jobs have age requirements, and applicants must be
at least 21 years of age and under the age of 37 at the time of appointment.
Other positions state that you must be 21 years of age and be a U.S. citizen.
Each FBI job announcement lists the required qualifications for that position. If
you want to work in law enforcement, and you are over age 37, your options are
limited; you may have to consider a support position that does not have an age
The FBI hires crime scene specialists, special agents, laboratory
technicians, fingerprint experts, language specialists, and a large group of
support specialists. Together with many others, these are the members of the
FBI's Professional Support staff: Thousands working together in a united effort
Job vacancies are listed for each occupational group and are located at
various locations as noted on the job announcement. Also check out
occupations related to FBI careers with other agencies or in the private sector.
FBI Linguists play a vital role in the translation, transcription, reporting,
and analysis of materials with national security ramifications. Terrorism,
foreign counterintelligence, organized crime, air piracy, interstate criminal
activity, public corruption, financial crime, bribery, civil rights violations,
kidnapping, drug trafficking...investigating these crimes and others may all be
part of your challenging career as a Linguist with the FBI. Combining your
proficiency in a critical foreign language with the exciting science of
investigative work, you will apply your unique skills and talents to protect the
security and welfare of your country.
Search linguist jobs in your area.
Consideration is currently being afforded to English-speaking candidates with
a professional-level language fluency in:
- Chinese (all dialects)
Special Agents that work for the FBI conduct sensitive investigations
for national security
and enforce hundreds of federal laws and statutes. FBI Special
Agent work in a myriad of areas focusing on terrorism, organized and
white-collar crime, foreign counterintelligence,
cyber Internet crime, violations of civil
rights, financial crime of all types, drug-trafficking and fugitive capture,
corruption in the public sector, bribery, bank robbery, extortion,
interstate criminal activity including kidnapping, air piracy, and other federal
laws and statute violations.
FBI Special Agents jobs are diverse and their activities change daily due to
their environment. They could be testifying in federal court one day and the next
could be focusing on organized crime and gathering evidence. Their diverse work
environment is challenging due to the broad spectrum of federal laws and
statutes that they must enforce and uphold. They have the ability to investigate
and gather intelligence for illegal activities, make arrests, and then return to
the office to complete reports or attend office meetings.
Special Agents are very demanding jobs that have strict entry
requirements. Please review closely all requirements to ensure that you qualify
before you apply.
To become an FBI Special Agent you must be a U.S. citizen or a citizen of the
Northern Mariana Islands. You must be at least 23 years of age, but younger than
37 upon your appointment as a Special Agent. You must possess a four-year degree
from a college or university accredited by one of the regional or national
institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary of
Education. You must have at least three years of professional work experience.
You must also possess a valid driver’s license and be completely available for
assignment anywhere in the FBI's jurisdiction.
All applicants for the Special Agent position mustd first qualify under
one of the five Special Agent Entry Programs that incude: