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FBI Careers , 3rd Edition by Thomas H. Ackerman

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CHAPTER 4

The Special AgentHiring Process

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

—Chinese Proverb

The application process for FBI special agent positions is rigorous and time-consuming. It’s also very different from hiring processes followed in private industry, by police departments, or even by other federal law enforcement agencies. This chapter provides a step-by-step overview of the components in the hiring process, including the forms applicants encounter along the way. Additional information and specific strategies for carrying out a successful campaign for FBI employment are provided in chapter 7, “Standing Out from ...

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