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WHO MAY APPLY
This Special Agent (SA) posting is open to all qualified candidates within the United States (U.S.) and its territories. The FBI will use this to fill multiple vacancies around the country.
The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
We’re looking for people with unique skills, experiences, and backgrounds to become Special Agents. The one thing every SA shares is a belief in the mission of the FBI. They have the drive to help keep our nation safe, become part of something bigger than themselves, and take pride in making a difference in the communities they serve.
Special Agents are:
You must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
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The SA position requires significant commitment and dedication. SAs must:
BEFORE YOU APPLY
ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process consists of the below-listed steps and 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.
Required Documentation for your Application
Please review all of the required items below. We will need all of these in order to make our decision about continuing you forward in the process.
For applicants with current or prior federal work experience:
For current or former members of the armed forces (one of the following):
For disabled veterans:
Salary and Compensation: New Special Agents, called New Agent Trainees or NATs, are paid on the GL schedule for Federal Law Enforcement Officers (LEO), beginning as a GL-10, step 1, while in training at Quantico. In addition to the base salary, NATs will also get 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 your field office assignment and Law Enforcement Officers’ availability pay. Check the OPM Pay Calculator to see locality pay for a specific geographic area. Upon completion of a two year probationary period, Special Agents will transition to the General Schedule (GS) pay scale. Most Special Agents are able to achieve a GS-13 level within five (5) years.
Reasonable Accommodations: The FBI provides Reasonable Accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you believe you have a disability that will require special arrangements during the hiring process, you may request a reasonable accommodation at any time by notifying your applicant coordinator. Each test in the hiring process is evaluated differently. Therefore, you must submit a reasonable accommodation request for each test, if needed. The decision to grant the requested accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.
Nepotism: 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.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION: