FBI San Diego
Media Coordinator
(858) 320-1800 | SDPublicAffairs@fbi.gov
March 3, 2015

FBI Accepting Special Agent Job Applications

Joining the FBI is like no other career choice you have explored. It is challenging. It is exciting. It is rewarding. And every day you have a chance to serve your country.

The FBI is an intelligence-driven and threat focused national security organization with both intelligence and law enforcement responsibilities. The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Justice and a full member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. It has the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes assigned to it and to provide other law enforcement agencies with cooperative services, such as fingerprint identification, laboratory examinations, and training. The FBI also gathers, shares, and analyzes intelligence— both to support its own investigations and those of its partners and to better understand and combat the security threats facing the United States.

FBI special agents are responsible for conducting sensitive national security investigations and for enforcing over 300 federal statutes. As an FBI special agent, you may work on 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.

There is no such thing as a typical day for an FBI special agent. Every day is different. One day you could be testifying in federal court, the next you could be executing a search warrant and gathering evidence, the next you could be meeting with a source to gather intelligence on illegal activities, the next you could be making an arrest, and the next you could be back in the office meeting with your squad and catching up on paperwork.

The FBI will be accepting special agent applications during the period Monday, March 2, 2015, through Monday, March 16, 2015. Those interested in applying must apply via www.fbijobs.gov. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., March 16, 2015, according to the time zone of the applicant’s local FBI field office.

Specific skills and backgrounds being sought include:

Cyber Security Intelligence Computer Engineering Computer Science Computer Forensics Network Administrators Information Technology Laboratory Sciences Electrical Engineers Mechanical Engineers Certified Public Accountants Bar-Certified Attorneys Law Enforcement Military Pilots

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.

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. 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
  • Applicants with a master’s and/or doctoral degree only require two years work experience

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

The deadline for applying is Friday, March 16, 2015.