Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Joining the Secret Service, Office of Investigations, as a special agent will allow you to perform critical protective and investigative assignments. The special agent position starts at a salary of $53,154(GL-9, step 1), with promotion potential to $139,916(GS-13, step 10).
Closing Date: 9/30/19
Salary: $53,154 to $83,215 per year
During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both investigations and protection and may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Duties include:
- Providing protection for various protectees.
- Conducting criminal investigations pertaining to financial obligations of the United States.
- Planning and implementing security designs for National Special Security Events.
You qualify for the GL-09 level (starting salary $53,154) if you possess one of the following: A master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as LL.B. or J.D.) or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, in a related field, leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university; OR At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-7 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience such as, conducting investigations involving violations of the laws of the United States; preparing investigative reports by gathering information, performing analyses, summarizing results, identifying problem areas and proposing and implementing solutions; leading a team and ensuring the goals and deadlines for the team are met; interviewing witnesses, obtaining signed statements and participating in surveilling criminal activities; assisting in protective advance security surveys; analyzing intelligence information or investigating oral and/or written threats against officials; leading meetings or seminars on behalf of a work or academic group, presenting complex material, and responding effectively to questions from audience members or counterparts; OR A combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level study.
If you will successfully complete a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field within 9 months of your application date you should apply for the GL-9 grade level. An official transcript will be required upon graduation.