Deadline: September 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST)
FBI JOBS 2020 – Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI) Recruitment for U.S Citizens
FBI Careers – 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.
Are you interested in beginning a career with the FBI and supporting investigative and intelligence operations at America’s premier national security and law enforcement agency?
To apply for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative, applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Attend/have attended a college or university as an undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student.
- Recent graduates must have graduated within 24 months of the program date; veterans within 72 months.
- Upcoming graduates must graduate by June of the program start year (for example, for the 2021 Collegiate Hiring Initiative, students must graduate by June 2021).
- Have and maintain a 2.95 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application and through graduation.
- Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret security clearance.
The 2021 application period is open from Sept. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020. The full-time, entry-level hiring program supports a huge part of the FBI’s mission and offers participants a chance to explore and transition into many exceptional FBI careers.
Collegiate Hiring Initiative Career Paths – FBI JOBS 2020
The following are some of the many exciting FBI career opportunities the FBI has to offer:
Computer Scientist – Have you dreamed about developing tools and platforms that save lives? As a Computer Scientist, you will work directly with Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts to develop and implement tools, techniques and procedures to address unique investigative situations. Computer Scientists do everything from analyzing and preserving digital evidence and testing and applying technical and analytical innovations to building virtual computing environments and constructing isolated analysis networks. You will have the opportunity to innovate, test and learn while using your creativity and engineering skills in this essential role that directly impacts the FBI’s mission.
Data Analyst – As a native in the world of big data, you are trained to see trends and solve problems. Data Analysts work directly with investigative teams to uncover patterns and guide next steps. Your work might include managing and conditioning data for long-term use and retention, normalizing data sets, and identifying patterns for use in investigative planning. You will use quantitative and qualitative techniques and tools to help investigative teams get the results they need to move forward.
Digital Operations Specialist – Do you find yourself being the person who explains things like malware, VPNs, MAC addresses or virtual currencies to your friends and family? Digital Operations Specialists are computer and network pros who tactically assist investigative teams with identifying, seizing and analyzing digital evidence related to online activities encountered during investigations. You will use your knowledge to maximize investigators’ understanding of the full digital footprint of their subjects’ illegal activities.
Electronics Technician – Electronics Technicians are central to the FBI’s ability to respond to a crisis. Electronics Technicians perform critical work on communication systems — enabling a Special Agent to save a child’s life or prevent a terrorist attack. As an Electronics Technician, you may be installing or performing corrective maintenance on a variety of FBI systems to ensure the safety of the American people.
IT Specialist (General) – As an IT Specialist, you will help FBI employees solve critical issues and enable them to get the job done. You will be an important resource on technology and information, and will configure, analyze, adapt and develop new processes and systems to ensure the FBI’s technical capabilities continue to improve. You will have opportunities nationwide, but consider applying to our Washington, DC, Headquarters location if you have the following expertise and interests:
- Cloud Engineering
- Database Administration
- Software Engineering
- Big Data Technology
- Platform/Site Reliability Engineering
IT Specialist-Forensic Examiner (ITS-FE) – As an ITS-FE, you will be exposed to a new world of information technology and have the chance to work on unique investigations with partners across the United States. ITS-FEs use their technical capabilities scientifically by applying rigor and process to the evaluation, preservation and collection of digital evidence. You’ll be part of your Field Office’s Computer Analysis Response Team, an elite group of technical experts, and have an opportunity to work not only on FBI investigations, but those of our partners as well.
Budget Analyst – As a Budget Analyst with the FBI, you will be involved in developing, analyzing or executing budgets, preparing data in support of the budgetary cycle, analyzing and comparing budget estimates for variations and making recommendations to upper management regarding a number of issues, including transfers and reallocation of funding and much more!
Security Specialist – Security is of paramount importance to the FBI! As a Security Specialist, you will provide direct support and service to the administration of FBI security programs, initiate appropriate security checks, process background investigations, conduct personnel security interviews and security briefings and much more.
Human Resources Specialist – As a Human Resources Specialist, you will focus on the FBI’s most precious asset: our people. You will be involved in a number of areas, such as compensation, employee relations, human resource development, benefits, position management and/or recruitment/placement/workforce management and staffing services for one of the most prestigious organizations in the world.
Management and Program Analyst – As a Management and Program Analyst, you will research and develop projects in budget and financial management, compliance, forecasting and more. You will investigate and evaluate short- and long-range program goals, objectives and milestones for compliance with overall mission. Duties involve preparing complete, clear and concise formal and informal reports, correspondence, briefings, charts, tables and graphs.
FBI JOBS 2020 Application Process
Applicants must meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements. Applicants will also be required to provide their GPA, anticipated graduation date, veteran status and any other information related to work experience in their application.
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