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Thread: Professional staff for FBI
03-20-2012, 18:31 #1Cadet
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Professional staff for FBI
About to be a college grad here soon. I am looking at the professional staff positions on the FBI website, and I feel like those are good careers to pursue, especially if I wanted to apply to the SA position after three years. I'll have my degree in Finance and HR Management by December, and I'll be continuously applying to these jobs, but I was just wondering if anybody can give me any advice on whether or not this would help with applying for the SA position down the line? I.E. Networking, getting the work experience, and performing duties/having experiences that will allow me to be competitive for the SA position.
03-20-2012, 18:46 #2Cadet
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- Southern NJ/Univ. of MD
can't speak from experience, only from what I have heard in numerous other threads
A foot in the door with an agency always helps
Experience always helps
BUT no one will be able to tell you if getting job "X", in this case a professional staff job, now will eventually get you job "Y", a special agent job, down the line...unless they possess a crystal ball
03-20-2012, 22:57 #3
Years ago, many Agents gained entry into the Bureau as a Clerk, while going to night school. I had my Finance Assistant, who was a CPA, move across to the FBI as a GS13 Intel Analyst.
These days, get your foot in the door anyway you can. Do a good job for at least a year before even considering the SA slot. Great time to make contacts, get in great shape and find a mentor!“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
― Hunter S. Thompson
04-03-2012, 23:21 #4
In other words, if hired for a support position, could I still go through Phase II and take a NAT seat if offered, even if it's under a year?
Last edited by gmc1; 04-03-2012 at 23:41. Reason: Clarified question