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FBI hiring for 3,000 vacancies

Discussion in 'Federal Agencies' started by jyanis, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. jyanis

    jyanis MassCops Member

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Despite a bleak economic environment featuring wide-ranging layoffs and rising unemployment, the nation's premier law enforcement agency is touting "one of the largest hiring blitzes in our 100-year history."

    The FBI posted openings for 850 special agents and more than 2,100 professional support personnel. Officials say it's the largest FBI job posting since immediately after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


    The FBI's unexpectedly large number of job openings results more from attrition and a wave of retirements than from growing government appropriations, Bureau officials told CNN.


    The FBI routinely advertises openings for individuals with critical skills in computer science and language fluency. But John Raucci, assistant director of the FBI's Human Resources Division, says current needs are much more wide-ranging.


    "We're also looking for professionals in a wide variety of fields who have a deep desire to help protect our nation from terrorists, spies and others who wish us harm," Raucci said.


    The lengthy list of openings includes positions in finance and accounting, security, intelligence analysis, training and education, nursing and counseling, physical surveillance, electrical engineering, physical and social sciences, and auto mechanics.


    Procedures for applying and a full listing of available positions are posted on the Web site fbijobs.gov.


    "This is a great time to apply for a great job in the FBI," said the bureau's chief spokesman, Richard Kolko.


    Officials note at least a few jobs are currently available in every one of the FBI's 56 field offices across the nation.


    The FBI lists openings throughout the year, but seldom has anything close to the current number of available positions.

    The present job postings expire on January 16, but a new, possibly smaller set of openings will be posted shortly thereafter, the agency said.
     
  2. spahopeful

    spahopeful New Member

    This is a great opportunity for anyone who meets the qualifications. It is a very competitive process, only 1% that apply become a special agent. I'm not very familiar with the non-agent positions but as for SAs, many say it is the best job in the world. If you meet the qualifications, definately apply.
     
  3. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    Special Agents are the FBI as far as I am concerned. 850 nationwide is a sensible number considering how big the FBI is.
     
  4. spahopeful

    spahopeful New Member

    The hiring process takes at least one year from the time you submit you application online thru your academy date. My guess is a large portion of the 850 SA slots will be filled with the applicants currently in the process.
     
  5. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    Are they armed? Do they accept R/I? Do I need an Associates Degree? Do I get to visit J. Edgar Hoover?
     
  6. Mike7913

    Mike7913 New Member

    I've worked with SA's on plenty of occassions, they're definitely sharp and well trained. However, they do have a lot of intelligence positions that prep their case loads for them. Sort of like an paralegal/Attorney prof. relationship.
    Hey MikeMac, keep your fingers crossed that this great Gov of ours doesn't take your Quinn Bill away!!
     
  7. Hawk19

    Hawk19 New Member


    I'm guessing if that ever happened, you'd see the biggest migration of LEOs out of the state, ever. Still probably wouldn't see any big academy classes to make up for it, too...
     
  8. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    Most importantly.....drum roll please......do they have CHAPTER 90?????
     

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