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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency of the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the FBI has over 55 field offices located throughout the USA as well as smaller units throughout the world.

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#561 Posted : Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:08:21 AM(UTC)
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IIRC, travel reimbursement is fairly recent, beginning with FY2017, so anyone who interviewed since should have been reimbursed.
IA App: 4/29/16
P I: 6/19/16
P II: 6/26/16 (10/17/16)
P III: 3/22/17 (Fail)
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#562 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:35:44 AM(UTC)
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Hi all. Is anybody in the running for both the SA and IA position? I have my CJO for the IA position and currently am in BI (employers and references have already been contacted), but I was thinking about throwing my hat in the ring for the SA position as well. Does anyone know if this would affect the IA CJO?


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Phase I- 6/13/16 - Passed 6/13/16
Phase II- 6/20/16- Passed 7/17/16
Phase III-9/29/16 - Passed 9/30/16
CJO - 10/15/16
PSI - 1/13/17
Poly - 1/26/17
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#563 Posted : Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:10:14 PM(UTC)
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Hi all. Is anybody in the running for both the SA and IA position? I have my CJO for the IA position and currently am in BI (employers and references have already been contacted), but I was thinking about throwing my hat in the ring for the SA position as well. Does anyone know if this would affect the IA CJO?


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Applied 5/20/16
Phase I- 6/13/16 - Passed 6/13/16
Phase II- 6/20/16- Passed 7/17/16
Phase III-9/29/16 - Passed 9/30/16
CJO - 10/15/16
PSI - 1/13/17
Poly - 1/26/17



I've seen people on this board with timelines for both SA and IA positions running concurrently.

I applied for and received offers for two positions (though one was not an SA). I was able to apply for both at the same time, as well as continue the testing for both. However, HR told me they could only run one BI at a time. Essentially, I had to choose which position to have the BI initiated on first. Once cleared, I could continue to pursue the other option (if there was still a need), granted that I pass ANOTHER BI.

So I am unsure if the current BI would be applicable to the SA position if you do apply for it, or, if they would have to run another (presumably much shorter) BI.
I: 3/3/16
II: 3/8/16 (4/3/16)
III: 4/14/16 (4/14/16)
CJO: 5/10/16
PSI: 5/16
Poly: 9/16
BI: 9/16
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#564 Posted : Friday, April 14, 2017 3:22:29 AM(UTC)
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Today marks officially one year since the last IA talent network posting went up.

Despite the 2017/18 classes being filled already, anyone think a new posting will go up anyway?

I'm inclined to think so, given that the demand is probably constant and that the process is so long anyway, so it might make sense to have a steady influx of candidates, especially since many drop out altogether. Wishful thinking?
IA App: 4/29/16
P I: 6/19/16
P II: 6/26/16 (10/17/16)
P III: 3/22/17 (Fail)
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#565 Posted : Friday, April 14, 2017 7:56:50 AM(UTC)
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So, as I said in my previous post, I believe the only way I can meet the new requirements for specific skills is through education, not experience. I can obtain a Master's Degree in Homeland Security with concentrations in Information Assurance or Safety and Security at the same school where I got my bachelor's. While this would be an interesting curriculum, I am not so sure it would really do anything for me. I don't think it would have any significant benefit if I were to apply for the next IA posting. Thoughts?
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#566 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:45:42 PM(UTC)
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So, as I said in my previous post, I believe the only way I can meet the new requirements for specific skills is through education, not experience. I can obtain a Master's Degree in Homeland Security with concentrations in Information Assurance or Safety and Security at the same school where I got my bachelor's. While this would be an interesting curriculum, I am not so sure it would really do anything for me. I don't think it would have any significant benefit if I were to apply for the next IA posting. Thoughts?


I have a master's in Intelligence Studies, so I'll let you know how my interview goes and if it seems useful (ie; get a CJO). My guess is that learning Arabic or Chinese would get you more clout than a degree with not only the FBI but other intelligence agencies, so that may be a better in-route to the intelligence field. Technical degrees in IT will definitely give you more marketability. I think it really comes down to what kind of work do you want to be doing for your life. If you're set on intelligence, go for a degree in intelligence (homeland security or criminal justice) and try to learn a high demand foreign language. Keep applying places and you'll get there eventually.
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Phase I - 6/11/16
Phase II - 6/18/16 (passed 10/3/16)
Phase III - 4/25/17
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#567 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:50:52 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: torched Go to Quoted Post
Today marks officially one year since the last IA talent network posting went up.

Despite the 2017/18 classes being filled already, anyone think a new posting will go up anyway?

I'm inclined to think so, given that the demand is probably constant and that the process is so long anyway, so it might make sense to have a steady influx of candidates, especially since many drop out altogether. Wishful thinking?


I say be patient and they'll be another posting. They always want an influx of new fresh applicants, even if they have a good pool already. It only helps then by increasing the applicant pool, either by finding the best candidates possible or merely having a good supply of applicants already going through processing in case they have a spike in demand.
Applied 5/9/16
Phase I - 6/11/16
Phase II - 6/18/16 (passed 10/3/16)
Phase III - 4/25/17
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#568 Posted : Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:23:00 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dinger Go to Quoted Post
So, as I said in my previous post, I believe the only way I can meet the new requirements for specific skills is through education, not experience. I can obtain a Master's Degree in Homeland Security with concentrations in Information Assurance or Safety and Security at the same school where I got my bachelor's. While this would be an interesting curriculum, I am not so sure it would really do anything for me. I don't think it would have any significant benefit if I were to apply for the next IA posting. Thoughts?


I'm in the same boat as you.

I graduate in a month, and I'm having an impossible time getting bites from anywhere in the government. I thought when I passed Phase III in December that I would get something since they spent a considerable amount to interview me, unfortunately, I've also been discontinued for lacking critical skills and area knowledge (sadly my language skills and area knowledge from my studies were not deemed critical enough)... I've applied to so many positions on USAJobs and I got one other interview, which I failed. It's tough to get an analyst position right out of undergrad because most positions want you to have several years of experience, and those that don't require it (i.e. FBI and CIA) have such long processes.

My plan is to wait another six months or so, and if I don't get a job in any related field then go for a masters in security studies or something of the like.

I'm curious, were you also in the San Diego group?
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#569 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:08:36 AM(UTC)
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So it's probably agreed that having (critical) language skills and/or desirable degrees (cyber, national security, w.e) makes you relatively "more competitive." But my question is, do those language skills have to be at the same level as they would be for a language analyst/linguist position?

In other words, I'm assuming that the requisite skill level to qualify as a linguist is much higher than it would have to be to confer an advantage to an IA. Anyone disagree?
IA App: 4/29/16
P I: 6/19/16
P II: 6/26/16 (10/17/16)
P III: 3/22/17 (Fail)
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#570 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:35:35 AM(UTC)
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I would assume it's not quite as high as the proficiency for language analysts, but it's definitely above elementary (which I've been told in the past was what they were looking for). I'm at an elementary and elementary plus level in two "critical" languages and still received the email about not having critical skills.
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#571 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:41:36 AM(UTC)
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That sounds about right.

I'm speculating here but I'm thinking the standard for language analysts would be full professional/native, while for IAs it's probably more like professional/general working.
IA App: 4/29/16
P I: 6/19/16
P II: 6/26/16 (10/17/16)
P III: 3/22/17 (Fail)
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#572 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:53:04 PM(UTC)
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I'm not sure about every language, but for Mandarin a linguist needs a score of 3 from 3 out of 4 types of testing. Language monitors need a 2 or a 2+. So it's more of working proficiency as opposed to native level.

Unlike State, it doesn't seem like the FBI has language classes to train people to become linguists, so it would make sense that there is at least a foundation of limited working proficiency of the language as opposed to just elementary.
I: 3/3/16
II: 3/8/16 (4/3/16)
III: 4/14/16 (4/14/16)
CJO: 5/10/16
PSI: 5/16
Poly: 9/16
BI: 9/16
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#573 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:03:07 AM(UTC)
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Good luck to everyone in Atlanta this week!

Do better than I did!
IA App: 4/29/16
P I: 6/19/16
P II: 6/26/16 (10/17/16)
P III: 3/22/17 (Fail)
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#574 Posted : Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:16:01 AM(UTC)
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Good luck to everyone in Atlanta this week!

Do better than I did!


Thanks! I'm trying to balance being optimistic, while also being realistic...so, all good vibes are appreciated!
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Phase I: 5/21/16 (Passed 5/21/16)
Phase II - 5/23/16 (Passed 8/8/16)
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#575 Posted : Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:47:55 AM(UTC)
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Finished up the interview, hope everyone does well, and if there's anyone I met at the 8:30 timeslot on here it was nice to meet you all.
Applied 5/9/16
Phase I - 6/11/16
Phase II - 6/18/16 (passed 10/3/16)
Phase III - 4/25/17
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#576 Posted : Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:11:16 AM(UTC)
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I just finished my 10am slot. Now, the waiting begins...again!

Good luck everyone!
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#577 Posted : Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:14:11 AM(UTC)
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I just finished my 10am slot. Now, the waiting begins...again!

Good luck everyone!


Best of luck! Hopefully the wait isn't too long - I heard back one week after my P3 and that felt like an eternity!
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