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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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Hampton121  
#61 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 1:45:14 PM(UTC)
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Just passed my phase 1 test!

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IA application 8/29/18
Phase 1 test 12/1/18
Phase 2 test 12/4/18
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#62 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:32:50 PM(UTC)

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Just passed my phase 1 test!

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IA application 8/29/18
Phase 1 test 12/1/18
Phase 2 test 12/4/18


Good job. P2 is writing. Best way to pass is to write succinctly, form a solid point in your analysis, and make sure your sources are relevant. Just like the real world, there may be reports that are only noise and will not help you.
Hampton121  
#63 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:46:27 PM(UTC)
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So short simple sentences that gets my point across will b sufficient enough to pass?
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#64 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 4:47:58 PM(UTC)
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Changed to IA Assessment Phase 1 this afternoon.

Something I read in the status description bothers me:

"Applicants who do not pass are eligible to retest one additional time one year after their first session. After two failures, you will be discontinued from the application process permanently."

I've never seen this before. Is this a change? I've understood previously that if you fail P1 you can reapply to new postings after a year, but does this now mean if you fail two P1 assessments you're permanently barred from any and all FBI employment? If so that recalls the time when if you failed one FBI poly you were barred for life but thankfully they revoked that as I said in a prior posting.




It means for this application you get 2 chances if you fail the first one, you have to wait 1 year to retest for that application. If you fail the second time then they discontinue that application. You are still free to apply to other FBI jobs.
IA App - 9/27/18
Phase I - 11/26/18 (12/6/18)
Phase II - 12/6/18 (12/13/18)
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#65 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 10:54:08 AM(UTC)
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Did you all get emails that your status had changed? Just wondering if I need to keep logging in every fifteen minutes to check my status...
Hampton121  
#66 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 10:58:57 AM(UTC)
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You will receive an email saying your status has changed.
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#67 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 10:59:41 AM(UTC)

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Did you all get emails that your status had changed? Just wondering if I need to keep logging in every fifteen minutes to check my status...


I did yesterday but haven't got the scheduling email yet. Is that normal?
Hampton121  
#68 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 11:06:56 AM(UTC)
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It took me two days after my status changed before I received my email to take my phase 1.
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GeorgeofTheJungle  
#69 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 11:37:04 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone. Would anyone happen to a have a link to the original job posting? I applied back in August but I cant seem to be able to pull the original positing. Also do you guys feels 30 is too old to begin a career in the FBI? I hope to transition eventually to a SA role.
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
Hampton121  
#70 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 12:04:10 PM(UTC)
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30 is fine since 37 is the oldest u can b to b an agent
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#71 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 12:07:19 PM(UTC)

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Also do you guys feels 30 is too old to begin a career in the FBI? I hope to transition eventually to a SA role.


I turn 45 in two weeks so no about the age ;)

If the SA is like other Fed LEO's the max allowed age at time of hiring is 37 so you're fine for the next few years.

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#72 Posted : Monday, December 3, 2018 4:00:50 PM(UTC)
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Also do you guys feels 30 is too old to begin a career in the FBI? I hope to transition eventually to a SA role.


I turn 45 in two weeks so no about the age ;)

If the SA is like other Fed LEO's the max allowed age at time of hiring is 37 so you're fine for the next few years.



May I ask what industry you're coming from? And what exactly is driving you to essentially start over in your professional life?
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
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Also do you guys feels 30 is too old to begin a career in the FBI? I hope to transition eventually to a SA role.


I turn 45 in two weeks so no about the age ;)

If the SA is like other Fed LEO's the max allowed age at time of hiring is 37 so you're fine for the next few years.



May I ask what industry you're coming from? And what exactly is driving you to essentially start over in your professional life?


Me? I've been doing intelligence analysis since 2008 so it's not exactly "starting over."
Hampton121  
#74 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 4:34:22 AM(UTC)
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What do yall think the daily life of an intelligence analyst life is like?
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#75 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:06:30 AM(UTC)

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What do yall think the daily life of an intelligence analyst life is like?


If it's like other intel agencies:

You're assigned a target.

You search various intelligence systems for information on that target.

You gather intelligence on that target.

You assemble the intelligence into a cohesive, succinct and informative (BLUF: "Bottom Line Up Front") draft report.

Your supervisor reviews the report and, after a few drafts, approves it for dissemination.

Report is sent electronically to various customers.

Customers may respond with praise or critiques.

You use those critiques to improve your products.

Rinse and repeat.

Basically it's the intelligence cycle: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/sgam/node/15
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#76 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:08:49 AM(UTC)
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mmmm okay I just hope it's not the same thing everyday because that might get kind of tedious.
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#77 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:24:33 AM(UTC)

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Sometimes it's repetitive but more often you'll be busy trying to figure out why someone is changing their tactics and trying to figure out what they could be doing next. Ideally you'll get to meet other analysts at other agencies. I like doing it because I like hunting down information and putting the pieces together.
Hampton121  
#78 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:27:56 AM(UTC)
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Okay that does sound interesting.
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#79 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:57:25 AM(UTC)
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Also do you guys feels 30 is too old to begin a career in the FBI? I hope to transition eventually to a SA role.


I turn 45 in two weeks so no about the age ;)

If the SA is like other Fed LEO's the max allowed age at time of hiring is 37 so you're fine for the next few years.



May I ask what industry you're coming from? And what exactly is driving you to essentially start over in your professional life?


Me? I've been doing intelligence analysis since 2008 so it's not exactly "starting over."


Well I meant in regards to the role itself. With the pay being what it is and not having any direct reports it seems more like an entry level role. However, I didn't consider that you may already work for the government and could potentially be carrying over your salary and time.
App 8/30/18
P1 12/18
P2 12/18
P2 1/29/19 Pass
P3 4/8/19
P3 4/15/19 Pass
CJO 4/20
PSI 6/9/19
Poly 6/13
Poly Pass 6/17
FO 12/12
Vlad73  
#80 Posted : Tuesday, December 4, 2018 12:23:18 PM(UTC)

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I just scheduled. Mine is being treated as a retest from the last time which was Spring 2016. I scheduled it but also emailed them questioning this being a retest. I had to enter my current zip for a testing center because they were trying to schedule the location based on 2016 when I was in my hometown over 300 miles away!
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