November 13, 2015

FBI Seeking Special Agent Applicants

FBI Agents Arrest Suspect

Do you have what it takes to be a special agent? The FBI is now accepting applications from talented and motivated individuals who want to embrace this challenging and rewarding opportunity to serve their country and communities.

Special agents bring with them a variety of experience and skills, from computer science and engineering to law and accounting. The FBI is looking for diversity of perspective to effectively achieve its mission.

Applicants must successfully complete the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), a mentally and physically challenging process designed to identify the most capable candidates. The SASS includes an online application to screen for eligibility and willingness, followed by a number of exams, interviews, and background evaluations. Applicants are rated on their individual competitiveness and the professional needs of the FBI. The process can take six months to a year.

Becoming a special agent isn’t easy. In fiscal year 2014, the Bureau received more than 20,000 applications for approximately 700 special agent vacancies.

Before you apply, make sure you meet the preliminary standards (with some exceptions):

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between 23 and 36 years of age
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree
  • Have at least three years of full-time work experience
  • Have lived in the United States or its territories for three of the last five years.

For more information, visit https://www.fbijobs.gov/talent-networks/special-agents.