Special Agent - Linguist/Foreign Language Specialists

Washington D.C.
Jan 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Full Time

About the Agency

As a Special Agent for the FBI, you will be responsible for enforcing over 300 federal statutes, as well as conducting sensitive national security investigations. You'll work to develop relationships within and across communities, and educate fellow law enforcement and national security partners at local, state, federal, and international levels. You'll protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. In an organization made up of careers like no other, being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing experiences.

You have great problem solving skills, analytical skills and leadership experience and can get things done both in a demanding team environment and independently. Your ability to adapt to changing situations and clearly communicate across management, peer groups, external communities and stakeholders contribute to your ability to keep our nation safe. You're naturally curious yet always driven to find a solution. You are detail-oriented; however, you remain strategic. You know how to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments. Honesty and integrity are more than just words you use; they are the foundation of who you are. You take pride in making a difference in the communities you serve and bringing your background to the forefront to drive initiatives that impact our most important stakeholders: the American people.

To apply, and to view additional requirements and information, please visit https://apply.fbijobs.gov/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1&FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath%25252cIsFolder.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent on position. For further information, visit www.fbijobs.gov.

  • Yes
  • Over 56 Field Offices and Resident Agencies across the nation; Legal Attaches across the world.

  • Be a US Citizen (by birth or naturalization)
  • Meet employment eligibility requirements (including Bachelor's degree).
  • Be between 23 and 37 years old; age waivers available.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Meet the FBI's physical fitness requirements
  • Pass all phases of the Special Agent Selection System
  • Commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three (3) years
    • Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity.
    • Endure a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • Pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) at least twice during the application process. Upon graduation, Agents will also be expected to maintain a level of fitness necessary to effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.
    • Pass a medical exam, which includes, but is not limited to, meeting visual and hearing standards.
    • Successfully complete approximately 20 weeks of employment as a Special Agent trainee, while housed at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
    • 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 odd hours, and be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
    • Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force if necessary.
    • Be willing and able to participate in arrests, search warrants, raids and other dangerous assignments, all of which may pose the risk of personal bodily harm.
    For more information on eligibility requirements see: https://fbijobs.gov/working-at-FBI/eligibility

    For further information please refer and apply to https://apply.fbijobs.gov/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1&FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath%25252cIsFolder.

    All Special Agent applicants must also have at least three (3) years of full-time professional work experience unless they qualify for a work experience waiver. Work experience showing progressive growth, leadership and responsibility is preferred.

    For more information about the Special Agent Selection System, physical fitness requirements and work experience waivers, please visit https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

    Applicants must follow the Federal Resume Template available at www.fbijobs.gov when submitting their application.

    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.

    Top Secret/SCI


    Interviewing a subject for an ongoing investigation in the morning, testifying in court before lunch, planning an operation in the afternoon and speaking at a community event in the evening - that's just one day in the life of a Special Agent.

    In this role, you'll be expected to use both established and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our age. This opportunity should not be taken lightly. The FBI Special Agent position requires significant commitment and dedication from you and your family, but it's an experience you'll never forget.

    Though individuals of all backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply, we're specifically seeking individuals with the following skills:

    You work in law enforcement or in the military and have been making your way up the ranks for the past few years. You raise challenging questions that demand practical answers and are a go-to resource on your team, squad or unit for help and information. Detective, SWAT, helicopter/jet/rescue pilot, K-9 handler, bomb tech, operational paramedic or otherwise, your loyalty, experience and skills translate perfectly to the Special Agent position with the FBI.

    Duties are dependent on position. For further information please refer and apply to https://apply.fbijobs.gov/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1&FolderPath=PORTAL_ROOT_OBJECT.HC_HRS_CE_GBL2&IsFolder=false&IgnoreParamTempl=FolderPath%25252cIsFolder.