Special Agent

FBI

About the organization

The FBI has a wide variety of career paths for individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. Explore the options below to start a career like no other with the FBI.

“FBI employees have the ability to adapt and be flexible and work with different types of people and know that we are working for the same common goal — keeping our nation safe.”

Duties

The FBI needs Special Agents who come from a broad range of backgrounds and career fields and who bring unique skill sets that complement our mission-critical work. Our Special Agents enforce more than 300 federal statutes, conduct criminal and national security investigations, protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution.

Some Special Agents use their foreign language skills to interview human trafficking victims, apply computer and technology skills to decipher malicious code, employ accounting skills to uncover hidden assets or use communication and collaboration skills to lead a joint agency investigation. Imagine how your specialized skills could translate into a promising career of public service and amazing experiences.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the FBI Special Agent position, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications at the time of application:
•Be between 23 and 36 years of age. ◦FBI Special Agents have a mandatory retirement age of 57. In order to achieve the required 20 years of service for retirement, Special Agents must enter on duty no later than the day before their 37th birthday. Applicants must apply for the Special Agent position prior to their 36th birthday to allow adequate time to complete the Special Agent Selection System. The FBI may disqualify applicants at any time if it is determined that they will reach age 37 before appointment.
◦Current FBI employees must apply prior to their 39th birthday and must be appointed and assigned to the FBI Academy no later than the month of their 40th birthday.

•Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited college or university.
•Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience; or one year if you have earned an advanced degree (master’s or higher).
•Possess a valid driver’s license and have six months of driving experience.
•Meet the Special Agent physical fitness standards (see the Physical Requirements page).
•Be available to report to one of the FBI’s 56 Field Offices for interviews and testing several times throughout the application process.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If you are interested in learning more about the FBI Special Agent position and other career opportunities within the FBI visit fbijobs.gov for a recruiter near you.

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