Special Agent: Linguist
Company: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location: National City
Posted on: November 14, 2019
As an FBI Special Agent with Linguistics/Foreign Language
expertise, you'll have a career like no other. You may have been
raised speaking a language other than English, taught it for a few
years or even participated in intensive learning before going
overseas to use it. You know that your language skills can make a
difference, whether your specialty is Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese,
Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Uzbek Korean, Portuguese or
another foreign language.
We need Special Agents with a wide range of education, backgrounds,
languages and other specialized skills in order to get ahead of
threats. As a Special Agent with foreign language skills, you may
be asked to translate audio or written materials in a foreign
language into English, interpret during a crucial interview or
provide cultural expertise relating to an investigation.
You will use your cultural and linguistic acumen to tackle some of
society's toughest challenges. Your ultimate mission: to protect
the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United
Whether you are currently working in the public sector, at a large
corporation or at a small private company, we need your experience!
We're looking for proficiency in all languages and dialects.
Being a Special Agent can be a lifelong career of uncommon days and
What you'll need to succeed:
BA/BS degree (preferably in linguistics or language).
Written and verbal proficiency in a language or languages other
than English and the ability to communicate clearly in English with
colleagues both internally and externally.
Native/fluent experience in a particular language and culture.
Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
Be detail-oriented, yet keep a strategic focus.
Ability to objectively evaluate information and make sound
Honesty and integrity must be the foundation of who you are.
The drive and commitment to make a difference in the communities
All applicants are evaluated on core competencies of collaboration,
communication, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal
ability, leadership, organizing/planning and problem
The FBI Special Agent position requires significant commitment and
dedication from you and your family, but it's an experience you
will never forget. As a Special Agent, you will join an ---elite
team of people committed to the highest standards. Our team has a
mission like no other, and our people are sought after as some of
the best in their fields. It's no wonder so many corporations
appoint FBI alumni in distinguished roles.
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be at least 23 years old and not have reached your 37th birthday on
Have a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree from a U.S.-accredited
college or university.
Be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
Have two years of full-time professional work experience (see work
experience waiver for exceptions).
Meet the FBI's Employment Eligibility requirements.
Possess a valid driver's license with at least six months driving
Meet all FBI physical requirements, be physically fit to complete
training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, and maintain a high
level of fitness throughout your career.
Commit to serving as a Special Agent for a minimum of three
Successfully complete approximately 20 weeks of employment as a
Special Agent trainee, while housed at the FBI Academy.
Work a minimum of a 50-hour workweek, which may include odd hours,
and be on call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
Be willing and able to participate in arrests, execute search
warrants, raids and similar assignments.
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