FBI Special Agent Expert: Psychology/Counseling
Company: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Posted on: May 16, 2022
FBI Special Agents apply their professional experience and
unique skill sets to their work. Many come from professional
backgrounds such as psychology, forensic psychology, counseling and
social work. Your social science background could significantly
contribute to our work by analyzing motives and providing
professional insight to help keep people safe.
You can expect continued specialized training once onboard 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.
$66,991.25 - $86,442.50
Salary is commensurate to experience and location.
Candidates must: Adhere to strict standards of conduct.
Undergo a rigorous background investigation, credit checks and a
polygraph in order to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented
Information (SCI) Clearance.
Pass all physical fitness requirements; 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 19 weeks of employment as a
Special Agent trainee, while housed at the FBI Academy at
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
Work a minimum of a 50-hour workweek, which may include irregular
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.
In addition, all Special Agent candidates must successfully
complete the Special Agent Selection System (SASS), a mentally and
physically challenging process designed to find only the most
capable applicants. The selection process typically takes one year
or more to complete.
You must: Be a U.S. citizen.
Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th birthday on
Be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Clearance.
Have two years of full-time professional work experience (see work
experience waiver for exceptions).
Meet the FBI's Employment Eligibility requirements.
Possess a valid driver's license with at least six months driving
EDUCATION Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or higher
(preferably in psychology, social work, counseling or similar
fields) from a U.S.-accredited college or university.
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university and
must be verified by submitting college transcripts.
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