FBI, This Week: Serving with STEM


November 8, 2018

The FBI is seeking to hire special agents and others with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI brings all of its investigative tools to bear to combat the ever-evolving, complex cyber threat—and its greatest resource is its workforce.

It’s one reason why the FBI is seeking to hire special agents and others with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM.

The FBI is adding new positions for STEM professionals because their expertise advances investigations and helps the Bureau stay ahead of threats.

Unit Chief Avatar LeFevre says nearly every FBI case today involves some kind of STEM component.

Avatar LeFevre: These are really tactical STEM positions. We expect these folks to be in field offices supporting criminal investigations, supporting investigations into terrorism or possible espionage, and really helping the investigator comb through just voluminous amounts of data and find that one really important thing that we can't afford to miss.

Halpern: The FBI offers STEM professionals a rewarding career.

LeFevre: You get to see the difference that you make. If what you are doing behind a computer changes the state of national security, changes a criminal investigation for the better, actually helps people, you get to see that. You know that whatever you put into that actually went and had a tangible effect on the world around you.

Halpern: Learn more about STEM jobs at the FBI at fbijobs.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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