FBI Chicago
Special Agent Garrett Croon
(312) 829-1199
March 23, 2015

FBI Accepting Special Agent Job Applications

The FBI is currently accepting special agent applications for qualified individuals interested in joining its ranks. FBI special agents are responsible for conducting sensitive national security investigations and for enforcing more than 300 federal statutes. Special agents work on a variety of matters, including terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, cyber security/crime, criminal enterprises, white-collar crime, public corruption, civil rights violations, financial crimes, bribery, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, interstate criminal activity, crimes against children, fugitives, and other violations of federal statutes.

The FBI will be accepting special agent applications through Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Those interested in applying must apply via www.fbijobs.gov. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2015, according to the time zone of the applicant’s local FBI field office.

The FBI is a law enforcement and domestic intelligence agency, made up of more than 32,000 employees, charged with protecting and defending the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats; upholding and Federal Bureau of Investigation-Chicago Field Office enforcing the criminal laws of the U.S.; and providing leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be at least 23 years of age but younger than 37 at the time of hiring (exceptions include federal law enforcement officers, 1811s, and veterans’ preference-eligible veterans)
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have lived in the U.S. for three of the last five years, unless directly deployed overseas by the U.S. government or military (this includes military spouses)
  • Have a valid driver’s license and at least six months driving experience

Applicants should also have three years of full-time (at least 36 hours per week) professional work experience. Possible exceptions to this requirement include applicants with computer science or IT backgrounds, foreign language speakers who score 3 or higher on an FBI language test, former FBI Honors Interns with at least a 3.0 GPA, applicants with a Juris Doctor, and applicants with a master’s and/or doctoral degree (may be considered with only two years work experience).

Specific skills and backgrounds currently being sought include:

  • Bar-certified attorneys
  • Certified Public Accountants and finance professionals
  • Computer scientists, IT network administrators, and intrusion specialists
  • Engineers
  • Detectives
  • Scientists
  • Pilots (helicopter and fixed-wing)
  • Military (specifically special forces and explosives, weapons of mass destruction and intelligence experts)

There is also a need for speakers of foreign languages, with a priority for Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (all dialects), Farsi, Pashtu, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, and Urdu.

For more detailed information on the special agent application process and to apply, visit www.fbijobs.gov.