While the Bureau is currently focused on recruiting new agents, there are numerous other opportunities in the FBI for innovative STEM professionals, such as computer scientists, biologists, chemists, IT project managers, and mathematicians.
“You can serve in the FBI and not be an agent,” LeFevre said. “If you don’t see yourself running, learning firearms, and going through the FBI Academy at Quantico, we still have a place for you if you have the right skills and can pass the background check.”
Whatever role they may apply for in the FBI, LeFevre encourages young people considering a career in FBI service to avoid any disqualifying behaviors, such as violations of the FBI’s employment drug policy.
“Although government cannot compete with the private sector in compensation for these sought-after professionals, the FBI offers a mission like no other and the opportunity to serve the public. Our employees see the results of their work every day, right in their own communities,” he said.