Federal Bureau of Investigation
HOW TO APPLY
STEP 1: Click on the “Apply” button to be directed to the FBIJobs Careers website.
STEP 2: Click the “Start” button to begin. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue or to register with FBIJobs if you don’t already have an account.
STEP 3: Follow the step-by-step process to submit your interest. You will be guided through each step. You must complete all sections of the form AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED to successfully submit your interest.
- Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.
- Other supporting documents:
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education, or if there is a positive education requirement.
- Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later.
Please see instructions on the site for attaching documents.
Whether the day’s work entails conducting surveillance, identifying leads, interviewing suspects or advising on national security, our work is far more than a typical 9 to 5. Because our Special Agents bring varied backgrounds and knowledge to their role — from educators, athletes and IT specialists to lawyers, linguists and counselors — collectively, they bring their skill sets and unique talents to focus on cybercrime, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and beyond.
You can expect continued specialized training once onboard and opportunities to work on some of the Bureau's most complex cases. The scope and scale of our investigations provide unique challenges unlike anything you could work on in the private sector. Your ultimate mission: to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
- $62,556.00 – $80,721.00
Salary is commensurate to experience and location
- Adhere to strict standards of conduct.
- Undergo a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.
- Pass all physical fitness requirements; must be physically fit to complete training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, VA, 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 19 weeks of employment as a Special Agent trainee, while housed at the FBI Academy at Quantico.
- 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 irregular 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.
In addition, All Special Agent candidates must successfully complete the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), a mentally and physically challenging process designed to find only the most capable applicants. The selection process typically takes one year or more to complete.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th birthday on appointment.
- Be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Clearance.
- Have two years of full-time professional work experience (see work experience waiver for exceptions).
- Meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements.
- Possess a valid driver’s license with at least six months driving experience.
- Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S.-accredited college or university.
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university and must be verified by submitting college transcripts.
About the Company
Federal Bureau of Investigation
You’re on a quest for more. Something deeper than a cookie-cutter, private-sector job can give you. A born achiever, you thrive on solving complex challenges because that's how your hidden strengths are revealed: by pushing through boundaries, never backing down and exceeding your own expectations.
At the FBI, we, too, are on a quest to find exceptional people like you. Individuals who are wired to pursue the truth with unrelenting persistence. Our mission is constantly expanding as we respond to the nation’s biggest challenges imposed by advancing technology, terrorism and intelligence threats, as well as criminal actions that grow more sophisticated each day.
We’re experts from all specialty areas working collectively to stay ahead of threats. Yet we’re also dedicated mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, colleagues, friends and peers. Every one of us is committed to making our nation a safer place for our families and communities.
Diversity and inclusion are fostered in every area of our organization, including leadership and career development, recruitment, staffing, workforce planning and sustainability. Honoring the unique perspectives of all individuals is our daily goal.
Does a career dedicated to protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution of the United States spark your curiosity and speak to your courage? Are you ready to go above and beyond to stay ahead of the threat? Some 36,000 men and women are working to fulfill the FBI mission to keep our nation safe. Maybe it's your time to join us.
We have an array of mission-critical roles — and the need for unique backgrounds and skills to fill them. Take a closer look. You may just uncover an exciting and meaningful career at the FBI.
If you have the determination, curiosity, a tireless pursuit for the truth and want to serve with purpose and accountability, there are a number of FBI positions waiting for you. Now’s the time to apply your strong sense of curiosity to learn what an FBI career could mean for you. Visit FBIJobs.gov.