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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.

Perhaps you are working for the FBI or interested in working for the FBI. Here is a forum to share your experience with the FBI.

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jackbauer24  
#1 Posted : Sunday, March 04, 2012 7:24:31 AM(UTC)
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Hi everyone!

I'm looking for support mission type jobs with a federal law enforcement agency, and currently looking at the FBI. Wondering what some entry level jobs are. Would like someone who works for the FBI or is knowledgeable to answer.

About me and what I'm looking for:
- Currently a Legal Assistant with Social Security Administration. I love the SSA but my career goal is to work for a federal law enforcement agency in a support position, so that rules out the SSA as long term agency.
- I'm at GS-5 right now and will be at GS-6 in September.
- Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Schedule A Applicant.
- Will relocate anywhere in the country.
- You will not find a harder worker than me! Smile

I saw a position called an "Operational Support Technician" and that sounds like something I would enjoy doing. Any other suggestions? Everyone says that getting into the FBI is very tough, so I would like some advice of how I can stand out in the application process.

Thanks for your help in advance. Take care everybody! Big smile


fly81  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 05, 2012 1:36:32 AM(UTC)
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Hi,
You may want to look at usajobs.gov where all the fedeal jobs are listed. You may also want to check for transfers within agencies which is probably the best way to get into the FBI or another agency. I applied through the announcement on the FBI website and sent my resume. Because you're already employed by the government, that's definitely a plus because you probably don't have to go through the whole background/clearance process. You should definitely inquire about tranferring to another agency.
Best of luck!
kbizzle  
#3 Posted : Monday, March 05, 2012 11:16:47 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know if I would qualify as a Staff Operations Specialist with:
4-year degree in Government (political science) - National Honor Society
2 years completed law school
5 years as a paralegal with advanced legal training (i.e. intensive research and analysis along with intensive writing of legal briefs, reports, etc. and compiling data and factual background on legal cases).

I have no military experience so I think that's about it. I wish I had a vet preference but other than that which would bode well, I can't think of anything else I could have done to be a qualified candidate.


jackbauer24  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 07, 2012 11:28:07 AM(UTC)
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Check out this FBI job:

https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/310867900

This would see like something I would love to do but it's not an entry level job. It starts at a GS-7. With my experience as a Legal Assistant, I don't think it will help me much competing with other applicants. Ugh!


kbizzle  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, March 07, 2012 4:03:48 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, I applied to the one in Sac that just closed. If I got that, I could finish law school and move through the ranks to become an IA; however, I doubt it - I don't have military experience and I think that is really important. Military service definitely gives a candidate a leg up; hopefully (though highly doubtful) I caught a position people were napping on.

ApplyingforFBI  
#6 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2012 4:54:33 AM(UTC)
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I'm in a similar position as the original poster.  We actually have the same current agency in common. 
 
I am applying for multiple Staff Operation Specialist positions throughout the country.  Dallas, Seattle, Boston, and St. Louis.  I was just sent an email saying I will not be considered for the Dallas position after 24 days in the review process.  I never got an interview.
 
I also applied for the Personnel Security Specialist position in Albuquerque and that has been about 42 days with no progression (just reviewing applications is all it says).
 
I have a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Masters in Public Administration with almost one year of similar work experience as the SOS.  I have no military experience either (although I have seen that SOS positions are advertised as major universities so I don't think it is requisite).
 
Good luck to all.  I'll keep everyone apprised if I get further.
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jackbauer24  
#7 Posted : Sunday, April 01, 2012 5:48:48 AM(UTC)
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ApplyingforFBI,

Don't give up and good luck to you! Big smile  Feel free to send me a private message if you want. I also have applied for the SOS position but I was not considered as well.


fly81  
#8 Posted : Monday, April 02, 2012 2:30:14 AM(UTC)
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All government jobs are listed on usajobs.gov. The description are very detailed with the list of requirements and educational qualifications. Some jobs are only opened to current FBI employees and others are open to all qualified citizens. You just have to read the listing and see if your qualifications match. The review process takes a while. In some cases, you may hear something, and others you may not. Don't give up and good luck.
ApplyingforFBI  
#9 Posted : Monday, April 09, 2012 10:50:23 PM(UTC)
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Jackbauer24,

Thanks for the encouragement.  I do appreciate it.
 
Not considered for Boston or St. Louis.  Made it to the HQ list for Seattle but as we all know, that's not quite "making it".
 
After two months in "reviewing applications" status for Albuquerque, I contacted the HR vacancy person and she sent me an email that said it has already been filled.  From what I can determine, my application got "stuck" and I was not notified of no longer being under consideration.  I must say, it was a little deflating but I figure you have to keep on applying. 
 
I did submit my resume into the "register" for Intelligence Analyst positions.  I have some knowledge that there are vacancies but who knows if they will call for testing or not.
ApplyingforFBI  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:55:37 PM(UTC)
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Application question - did anyone ever notice that the cover letter submitted on one vacancy "follows" you to the next vacancy.  And, it seems if you tailor it to the new position, it changes it on all of the pending applications.  Is this just me or has anyone else noticed this?

I hate to be applying for one position and referencing another in my cover letter.

USBPSES  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, May 02, 2012 7:22:46 AM(UTC)
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Been on several lists with the FBI. Selected as an "ALT" for IOA that they got rid of. Still in the ready pool and keep getting offers for entry level GS 8 as a OSS ? with relocation expenses paid (This was today 05-02-12) Declined. Currently GS11 looking for something with a better top end or worthwhile to change carreer relocat family after twenty two years of civil service. Some college but no degree however tons of practical and analytical experience CBP. I've been referred on many of the SOS postions but no calls. I've heard there will be a freeze soon. Passed all background and poly, but  I think time may be running out in the ready pool.
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