Amata Announces Openings with FBI

March 4, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC- Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is now seeking applicants for the position of Special Agent within the agency.

The announcement information, which was sent directly to Members of Congress, is as follows:

The FBI will be accepting applications for Special Agent candidates until March 16, 2015.  All interested candidates must apply via ( by 11:59pm on March 16, according to the time zone of the applicant's local field office.  Applications received during this period will be considered for the 2015/2016 hiring years.

Specific skills and backgrounds being sought include cyber security, intelligence, computer engineering, computer science, computer forensics, network administration, information technology, laboratory sciences, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, certified public accountants, bar certified attorneys, police/detectives, military, and pilots.

Speakers of foreign languages are also highly sought, with a priority for Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Maghreb (Moroccan/Algerian), Yemeni, Afghani, Pakistani, Somali, Uighur, Chinese (all dialects), and Uzbek.

To qualify, each Special Agent applicant must be a US Citizen; be at least 23 years of age, but younger than 37 at the time of hiring (exceptions are given for Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 1811s, and veterans eligible for veterans preference); have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; have lived in the US for 3 out of the last 5 years unless directly deployed overseas by the US Government or military (including military spouses); and have a valid driver's license and at least 6 months of driving experience.

Applicants must also have 3 years of full-time, professional work experience (at least 36 hrs per week).  Exceptions to this requirement include applicants with eligible computer science or IT backgrounds, preferred foreign language speakers who score a 3 or higher on an FBI language test, former FBI Honors Interns with at least a 3.0 GPA (eligible for Phase I testing and then must complete 3 years of work experience before advancing to Phase II), applicants with a Juris Doctor degree, and applicants with a master's and/or doctoral degree (can qualify with only 2 years full-time, professional work experience).

For additional information about the Special Agent position and application process, go to

“I am happy to pass this job announcement from the FBI along to the people of American Samoa.  The people of American Samoa have always been the first in line to volunteer for service in defense of our nation and this is another perfect opportunity for some of our young people to get engaged and pursue a meaningful career,” stated Amata.