Special agent - #9805024
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Who May Apply
Open to ALL U.S. Citizens
• Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for federal employment as determined by a background investigation.
Position: Special Agent
Location : U.S. locations
Working Hours: minimum of 50 hours per week
Base Scale and Grade: GL-10
Salary: $81,000 - $129,000 per year (calculation is base + locality + availability pay)
• In addition to base salary, Agent Trainees receive locality pay for the Washington, D.C. area plus availability pay, which is 25% of the base and locality pay (the calculation is 25% x (base + locality).
• Upon graduation from training, your salary will be adjusted according to the locality of your office assignment and Law Enforcement Officers' availability pay
Full Performance level: GS-13
Duration: Full time/Permanent
Key Requirements: You must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Be eligible for a Top-Secret SCI Clearance.
• Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th birthday on appointment; exceptions may apply.
• Have a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. accredited college or university.
• Have two years of full-time professional work experience.
• Meet the FBI's Employment Eligibility requirements.
• Meet the medical and physical requirements of the position .
• Possess a valid driver's license with at least six months driving experience.
• Be available for assignment to any of the FBI's 56 Field Offices.
• Travel may be required.
Mission Statement: The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
• Plan and conduct investigations of potential violations of federal laws.
• Exercise judgement, resourcefulness, and versatility in meeting investigative demands.
• Create and maintain effective liaison relationships with federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and international law enforcement agencies.
• Coordinate and/or participate in searches, seizures, and arrests.
• Carry a firearm and be willing to use force, to include deadly force, if necessary.
• Maintain a level of physical fitness to ensure readiness required to perform law enforcement duties.
Qualifications and Evaluations: Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
• Interpersonal Ability
• Organizing and Planning
• Problem Solving and Judgment
Specialized Experience (SE):
Current or former federal employees: must meet the specialized experience required as outlined below at the GS-8 level or higher.
All applicants must:
Demonstrate two years of specialized work experience with a bachelor's degree
Demonstrate one year of specialized experience with at least a master's degree
Specialized experience is defined as:
• Gathering and analyzing information and data to make proper conclusions or decisions.
• Establishing solutions to problems, assessing vulnerabilities, considering risks, and choosing the best outcome.
• Organizing, planning, and prioritizing various and competing work assignments.
• Consistently navigating complex and/or evolving environments.
• Communicating orally and in writing to prepare and present reports, briefings, and/or exchange information.
Required Documentation for your Application
Please review and submit all required documents below with your application. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualification listed in the job announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you do not submit all required documents, your application will not be processed and will be discontinued.
• Official or unofficial college transcript(s)
• Resume (if you don't use the resume builder)
• SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (current or former federal employees)
• Memorandum for Record : (if applicable) Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i.e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished, no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum for Record):
a. Percent of time worked in the position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum for Record to your application as type "Other" in the My Career Tools section on the Careers Home page.
Current or Former Members of the Armed Forces
• DD-214, Member 4 copy or Service 2 copy
• Statement of Service (if not yet separated)
• Disabled Veterans
• VA letter dated within one year
• SF-15, Veterans' Preference form (optional)
• DO NOT attach a cover letter.
• When scanning and uploading your documents(s), please make sure that all pages are readable.
• DO NOT upload any picture files (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP)
If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
Special Agent Application Process
The application process consists of the below-listed steps. You must successfully complete each step of the process. Those who meet the screening qualifications will be invited to complete the Phase I exam via an email notification.
Step 1: Application and Screening
Step 2: Phase I Test
Step 3: Meet and Greet Information Session
Step 4: Official Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Step 5: Phase II Test
Step 6: Conditional Appointment Offer
Step 7: Background Investigation
Step 8: Fit for Duty Medical Review
Step 9: Pre-Quantico Physical Fitness Test (PFT) (if applicable)
Step 10: Basic Field Training Course
Finish: Career Placement
• You should review the Special Agent Selection Process: All You Need to Know to Apply guide before you begin the application process. This guide provides helpful information about processing for the Special Agent position.
• Upon completion of a two-year probationary period, Special Agents will transition from GL to the General Schedule (GS) pay scale.
• As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice, of which the FBI is a component, is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
• All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
• Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing certain workplace safety protocols. Positions with fitness for duty requirements or those that require international travel may require proof of certain vaccinations.
• Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
• Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
• If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period, unless you are entitled for veterans' preference, in which case it is a one-year probationary period.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorsing a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at ***************@fbi.gov , telephone at 202-324-2158, or fax at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment. This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Unless explicitly authorized by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of, color, race, religion, national origin, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age (40 or over), sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp