Saturday, May 25, 2024

FBI Help Wanted: Posts Ads Looking for Cyber Specialists: “Discover why, more than ever, an FBI cyber career is for you”


Is this really the way they do it? The FBI is posting help wanted ads looking for special agents who are cyber specialists.

The ads implore potential employees: “Discover why, more than ever, an FBI cyber career is for you.”
Special Agent Minimum Requirements:

Must be between the ages of 23 and 36 1/2
Must have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S accredited college/university
Must have three (3) years of full-time work experience in one or more of the area(s) listed below**
Must be available for assignment anywhere in the FBI’s jurisdiction
Must be in excellent physical condition with the ability to pass a rigorous physical fitness test
Must meet all other requirements for the Special Agent position

There’s no mention of typing skills. But I’d guess a minimum of 20 words a minute.

Computer Scientist:

8-week training course in Quantico, VA
Legal and ethical training for investigations
Advanced malware reverse engineering analysis
Intrusion detection and investigation techniques
Digital forensic and evidence gathering techniques

Computer Scientist Minimum Requirements:

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or any degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Fifteen of those hours must include differential and integral calculus.

Internship Requirements:

Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited school or university
Must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at the time of hire. (A participant cannot be graduating before the program begins)
Must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application

Not sure if this is paid or unpaid. Must know Windows Vista and xywrite*. (*this an inside joke for writers who used computers in the late 1980s.)

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