Special Agent – Cyber Security/Technology Background
The FBI is looking for Special Agents experienced in network, information and cyber security, computer science, digital forensics and incident response among other technical specialties. Counterterrorism, criminal investigations, cyberattacks and investigating computer-based crimes are some of our top priorities. You will work on highly collaborative teams to thwart counterintelligence plots, fraud, bank robberies and more.
You can expect continued specialized training once on board and opportunities to work on some of the Bureau’s most complex cases. The scope and scale of our investigations provide unique challenges unlike anything you could work on in the private sector. Your ultimate mission: to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and amazing experiences. Here’s what you’ll need to succeed:
- Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
- A deep understanding of the deployment, administration and support of information and computing infrastructure.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both technical and nontechnical colleagues and stakeholders, both internally and externally.
- Ability to be detail-oriented, yet keep a strategic focus.
- Ability to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments.
- BA/BS degree in information technology, forensic science, computer technology or similar disciplines.
- Honesty and integrity must be the foundation of who you are.
- Demonstrated technical expertise and problem-solving ability.
- The drive and commitment to make a difference in the communities you serve.
Occasional travel – Travel is dependent on position.
Conditions of Employment
- Adhere to strict standards of conduct, foremost being honesty and integrity.
- Undergo 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; must be physically fit to complete training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, VA, and maintain a high level of fitness throughout your career.
- 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 at Quantico.
- 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.
- Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execute search warrants, raids and similar assignments.
For more information on eligibility requirements see: https://fbijobs.gov/working-at-FBI/eligibility.
- Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th birthday on appointment.
- Have two years of full-time professional work experience (see work experience waiver for exceptions).
- Possess a valid driver’s license with at least six months of driving experience.
- Meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements.
- Meet all FBI physical requirements, be physically fit to complete training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and maintain a high level of fitness throughout your career.
For more information about the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), physical fitness requirements and work experience waivers, please visit: https://fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.
BA/BS degree in information technology, forensic science, computer technology or similar disciplines.