Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FBI Jobs for those with good language skills


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the War on Terrorism and needs Special Agents and Contract Linguists with specific language skills. Investigating financial crimes, drug trafficking, and national security matters may also be part of your challenging career as a Linguist with the FBI.

The FBI’s Pittsburgh Office will hold an "invitation-only" information session in March 2008, for those who meet the following qualifications:

SPECIAL AGENT : Applicants who speak and read the following languages with native fluency: ARABIC; CHINESE (ALL DIALECTS); FARSI; HEBREW; HINDI; JAPANESE; KOREAN; PASHTU; PUNJABI; RUSSIAN; SPANISH; URDU; and VIETNAMESE. Other languages will be considered.

CONTRACT LINGUIST/CONTRACT LANGUAGE MONITOR AND CONTRACT TESTER: Applicants who speak and read MIDDLE EASTERN, ASIAN, SLAVIC and SPANISH languages with native fluency will be considered. Applicants must possess fluency in a language deemed critical by the FBI. Applicants who are proficient in more than one foreign language are highly desired. All applicants must be willing to renounce any dual citizenship

All applicants must be US citizens and be able to pass a background investigation, drug test, polygraph examination and must speak and read English fluently. All applicants claiming fluency in a foreign language must pass the FBI’s Foreign Language Test Battery.

Special Agent applicants must be between 23 and 36, possess a four-year degree from an accredited institution, be in excellent health and physical condition, and be willing to relocate. Complete employment information is available at

Please submit a detailed resume to Your resume must include citizenship, date of birth, educational background and professional work history, and indicate whether interested in the Special Agent or Contract Linguist/Contract Language Monitor/Contract Tester positions. Visit to review the FBI's drug policy. Those meeting these qualifications will be advised of the time and date of the information session.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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