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General Positions – 2020 Collegiate Hiring Initiative
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

Who May Apply

 

The FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI) recruits for recent undergraduate and graduate students for full-time, permanent positions, who are ready to take the next step toward discovering an insider’s perspective on FBI operations and a career truly unlike any other. Collegiate Hires make tremendous contributions to the FBI’s mission, from ensuring the smooth running of operational squads by performing key business and administrative functions, to working as a core part of investigative teams by analyzing and visualizing data, among many other opportunities. Whatever your role, you will play a key part in protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution of the United States – and you will have the chance to explore where your FBI career can take you.

Opening Date: September 1, 2019

Closing Date: October 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to recruiting@fbi.gov with the subject line “2020 CHI General – Questions”.

Job Summary

Title: General Positions – 2020 Collegiate Hiring Initiative

Locations:  Nationwide

Positions:  Biometric Images Specialist, ELSUR Operations Technician, Evidence Technician, Government Information Specialist, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Specialist, Identification Records Examiner, Legal Instruments Examiner, Management and Program Analyst, Management and Program Assistant, Operational Support Technician, Operations Center Technician, Paralegal Specialist, Records Conversion Technician, Research Analyst, Security Assistant, Security Specialist, Supply Technician/ Purchasing Agent, and Threat Intake Examiner

Duration:  Full-Time / Permanent

Please read the entire announcement carefully for detailed information on qualifications and application procedures.

What You Will Need to Succeed

  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, yet keep a strategic focus
  • Ability to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgements
  • Honesty and integrity must be the foundation of who you are
  • The drive and commitment to make a difference in the communities you serve

Mission Statement

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States. 

Key Requirements

  1. You must have graduated or will be graduating between May 2018 and June 2020 (Veterans: May 2014 and June 2020)
  2. You must have a graduating GPA of no less than 2.95 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Must be able to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance
  4. You must not be a current, permanent FBI employee

If you do not meet all of the key requirements, you are NOT eligible for the FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI).

Automatic Disqualifiers

Applicants must meet all Eligibility requirements located on our Employment Eligibility page. Applicants will be automatically disqualified if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. You are not a U.S. Citizen (born or naturalized)
  2. You have been convicted of a felony
  3. You have used illegal drugs in violation of the FBI Employment Drug Policy
  4. You have defaulted on a student loan insured by the U.S. Government
  5. You have failed an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test
  6. You have failed to register with the Selective Service System (males only – exceptions apply. Please click here to view exceptions.)  

If you have any of the automatic disqualifiers, you are NOT eligible for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative and/or employment with the FBI.         

Required Documents

Applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date, which includes:

  1. Your resume (required)
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
  3. Most recent official college transcripts (required)
  4. Other supporting documents (if applicable):

a.  If claiming Veterans’ Preference, you MUST ATTACH a DD-214. Disabled veterans must also submit an SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later, in addition to the DD-214.
b.  If claiming previous federal service, you MUST ATTACH a SF-50.

Cover letters are optional, and should be addressed to a general “Hiring Manager” if submitted.

Submitted documents should be in a .pdf format. Please do not submit any of the following file formats: HTML, TIF, JPEG, DOC, DOCX, Password Protected, or Web Link.  Please ensure “.pdf” is in lowercase letters.

If you are missing any of the required documents, your application will not be considered.

Locations

As part of the application, candidates are asked to select their desired locations. Assignments are based on the needs of the FBI, and not all locations may have openings for certain positions. Candidates are encouraged to select their six most desired locations. Some positions, including those located in Anchorage, AK, Honolulu, HI, and San Juan, PR, are eligible for relocation incentives, if eligibility requirements are met

Career Opportunities

Some of the positions the FBI offers include, but are not limited to:

Biometric Images Specialist: Utilizes computer equipment to identify individuals based on a variety of biometric methods of identification including fingerprints, palm prints, iris and facial recognition. Directly supports ongoing investigations by confirming whether recovered biometric images correspond with individuals previously on record.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves only in the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division located in Clarksburg, WV.

Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Operations Technician:  Performs a variety of services to support electronic surveillance operations through the processing and control of collected evidence. Ensures the integrity of electronic surveillance evidence that can serve as a critical piece in an overall investigation. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices.

Evidence Technician:  Responsible for the proper and secure handling of evidence acquired by a field office. Assists FBI as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel in the legal handling of a variety of evidence-related matters, ensuring a key component to investigations is processed in adherence with the highest standards.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices.

Government Information Specialist: Provides support in a developmental capacity as a specialist on requests, inquiries, and/or cases involving common problems or issues. Complexity begins to increase with experience. Knowledge of governing legal and regulatory guidelines, and of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to perform assignments properly and accurately is preferred but not mandatory.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position.  This position serves in the Information Management Division in Winchester, VA, Savannah, GA and Pocatello, ID.

Human Resources Assistant: Provides support for recruiting entry-level types of positions for clerical, lower level technical, and specialty positions and trade occupations. Assists in a variety of activities pertaining to the Bureau's overall applicant program(s) such as testing, interviewing, and hiring. Represents the FBI in attending recruiting conferences/career fairs; delivering presentations to audiences throughout your recruiting area. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field office locations as well as HQ divisions.

Human Resources Specialist: Provides support for the entire FBI workforce. Works in many areas, such as compensation, employee relations, benefits, retirement, human resources development, position management, recruiting and staffing, and performance management. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves in the Human Resources Division located at HQ in Washington DC and Clarksburg, WV.

Identification Records Examiner: Performs a variety of records management work, processing requests for a variety of records including criminal, signatures, and fingerprints. Establishes, modifies, updates, consolidates, and purges records in adherence with all current rules and regulations. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves only in the CJIS Division located in Clarksburg, WV.

Legal Instruments Examiner:  Works with reviewing an individual’s eligibility to make firearm purchases, performing a series of checks in order to determine if any prohibiting factors exist. Receives and responds to written and telephonic inquiries from gun buyers, utilizing law enforcement databases and conducting additional research to resolve each case.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves only in the CJIS Division located in Clarksburg, WV.

Management and Program Analyst: Provides analytical support for the organization. Conducts research and analysis by utilizing surveys, interviews, time and motion studies, feasibility studies, risk assessments, and/or work measurement studies in order to formulate selected segments of program/project plans; arrive at quantitative data; and make recommendations.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position.  This position serves throughout HQ divisions.

Management and Program Assistant: Provides support on issues relating to clerical and technical management and program related matters that impact the analytical workforce. Performs a variety of functions to assist higher-level employees performing analysis functions by gathering, evaluating and compiling data and information to report progress, explain problems discerned with data, and/or provide recommendations for solution. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position.  This position serves throughout HQ divisions.

Operational Support Technician: Performs assignments ranging from program analysis and administrative support to operational coordination. Working in one of our 56 field offices across the country, you will get deep exposure to the inner workings of an FBI squad, and form deep connections along the way. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices.

Operations Center Technician: Provides immediate response and assistance with emergency or crisis situations. Receives and assesses communications from the public, utilizing a variety of information sources to develop conclusions on the appropriate level of response needed. Supports critical investigations and have an impact on the resolution of different types of emergency situations. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves in many of the 56 field offices.

Paralegal Specialist: There are three variants of this position:

  1. Chief Division Counsel (CDC) Assistant:  Performs a variety of analytical, research, and procedural duties to provide legal assistance to the CDC. Processes requests such as subpoenas, congressional and administrative inquiries, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Matters, as well provide Special Agents with paralegal instruction and guidance.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices.
  2. Asset Forfeiture Investigator: Performs a variety of assignments relating to analysis, evaluation, and development of forfeiture cases – assisting directly with case preparation for litigation. Provides a wide range of administrative activities associated with the seizure, storage, and disposal for both forfeitable and abandoned property. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices.
  3. Paralegal Specialist (HQ):  Responsible for receiving, reviewing, researching, and analyzing requests involving legal matters/issues, as relevant to the mission, subject matter, and operation of a particular Division. Assists in interviewing witnesses, defendants, and private citizens and based on these interviews, evaluate the relevance and worth of evidence and recommend additional investigative avenues to be pursued. This position serves in the Office of General Counsel at HQ located in Washington, DC.

Records Conversion Technician: Provides support to the Document Conversion Laboratory Unit records scanning and conversion functions for a range of requests, which are mostly from Bureau customers and concern paper documents, electronic media, and evidentiary materials. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves in the Information Management Division in Winchester, VA.

Research Analyst: Performs analytical work necessary to process completely name checks and related matters of varying degrees of difficulty and urgency submitted by agencies within the Executive Branch of Government and, state and local criminal justice components, concerning individuals or organizations of interest to them. Become familiar with the background of new organizations and movements in security and criminal fields in order to evaluate and select pertinent information from constantly expanding volumes of material in Bureau files. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves in the Information Management Division in Winchester, VA.

Security Assistant: Performs investigative checks and administrative checks associated with assignments supporting a larger security program. Performs database checks related to the early stages of background investigation, communicate, and coordinate with different individuals and/or agencies to collect and confirm information. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices as well as HQ divisions.

Security Specialist: Provides direct support and service to the administration of FBI Security Programs, participating in complex security assessment investigations relating to clearances and access authorizations. Performs research utilizing a variety of different databases and information sources, developing conclusions that will directly have an impact on ensuring the security of agency operations. A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position. This position serves throughout the 56 field offices as well as HQ divisions.

Supply Technician / Purchasing Agent: Both positions work with the procurement, maintenance, and disposal of all expendable and nonexpendable field office property. Performs a variety of supply and service acquisition and control functions, playing an important role in maintaining overall operational integrity of the field office.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for the Supply Technician position, while a Master’s Degree would be required for the Purchasing Agent. These positions are located throughout the 56 field offices.

Threat Intake Examiner: Receives and assesses calls placed to the FBI, communicating with callers to determine the scope and severity of the problem being reported, and then assessing and ensuring any pertinent information is forwarded on to the appropriate source. Utilize a variety of law enforcement databases to research and verify any reported threats, and work alongside Special Agent personnel to determine follow-up action.  A Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study is accepted for this position.  This position serves only in the CJIS Division located in Clarksburg, WV.

How to Apply

For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply.  If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Additional Information

The FBI is part of the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

Selectees must undergo and successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation as a condition of employment. Prior to the initiation of a background investigation, you will be required to pass a polygraph examination and a drug test. The background investigation will include a check of your credit history and criminal record, as well as interviews with prior employers, references, co-workers, personal associates, family members, and friends. You may be disqualified from selection or removed from employment based on information obtained during this background investigation.

Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this Job Opening may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you should indicate the type of Veterans' Preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Based upon required documents submitted at the time of application submission, your Veterans' Preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

Nepotism

Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMDA@fbi.gov., telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

Benefits

The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

 

About Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

As the nation’s top law enforcement and intelligence organization, the FBI offers valuable work experience for students at every education level. We encourage students to experience our educational opportunities to learn what it’s like to work for the FBI. The FBI Honors Internship Program is one of the most prestigious and competitive internships in the country. The 10-week paid summer internship immerses graduate students pursuing JDs, MBAs, MDs and PhDs in unique experiences that combine law enforcement with national security and intelligence. Participants work at FBI headquarters or in one of the FBI’s 56 Field Offices nationwide. The FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative gives recent graduates a chance to explore and transition into the many exceptional career paths the FBI has to offer. Graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within two years of their application date, with an undergraduate, graduate or PhD degree, are eligible.