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Career Opportunities Within The FBI


WE ARE BACK ON THE LYNNE HAYES-FREELAND SHOW. FBI DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU? I HAVE TWO GUESTS THAT ARE GOING TO FILL US IN ON ALL OF THOSE DETAILS. CHAD IS THE ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE. WOULD THAT BE FOR THE PITTSBURGH OFFICE? AND CRUISE IS A SPECIAL AGENT. WELCOME TO YOU BOTH. THANKS. WE TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY FBI EVENT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? TELL ME IF I AM RIGHT. ONE OF THE CORE VALUES OF THE FBI IS DIVERSITY. SO THAT REALLY IS A FOCUS OF OUR AGENCY FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. IT IS REALLY GETTING A GROUP OF AGENTS THAT ARE SIMILAR TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT WE ENCOUNTER ON A DAILY BASIS. IT IS OUR STRIVE TO HAVE THE MOST DIVERSE DIVIDE — DIVERSIFIED CANDIDATES THAT WE CAN. THIS OPPORTUNITY ALLOWS US TO MEET THEM AND FOR THEM TO MEET US AND TALK ABOUT THE AGENT PROGRAM. LET ME ASK THIS TO BOTH OF YOU. WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, THEY TALK ABOUT BEING A LOCAL POLICE OFFICER. I DON’T KNOW THAT THEY NORMALLY THINK ABOUT THE FBI. FOR ME, I WAS FORCEMENT BEFORE. I ALWAYS WANTED, I ALWAYS SAW THE FBI AS THE TOP LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. A GOAL THAT I HAD SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID TO ALWAYS DO THIS. I STARTED WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT ALWAYS WITH THAT GOAL IN MIND. IS THAT A EASY TRANSITION? IT IS DIFFERENT. IT IS VERY DIFFERENT. IT IS EASIER BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY DEALING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL, ONCE YOU GET TO THE FBI, YOU ARE DEALING WITH A FEDERAL SYSTEM AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT CHANGE, IT IS EASIER I FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY THAT DOESN’T HAVE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE, BUT IT IS NOT A BIG CHANGE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE EVENT ITSELF. IT IS COMING UP ON JULY 13. IT IS AT THE CIRCUIT CENTER WHICH IS OVER ON HOT METAL STREET. IT IS FROM 11-1. WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE COMING OUT TO THIS EVENT? WE HIRE A WIDE RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE TO HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE AS A INITIAL REQUIREMENT. WE FOCUS ON EVERYTHING FROM ACCOUNTING TO LAW DEGREES TO ENGINEERING DEGREES, TWO FOR LANGUAGE. WE ALSO HAVE A DIVERSIFIED CATEGORY WHERE YOU CAN HAVE ANY DEGREE, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE SPECIALIZED WORK EXPERIENCE IN THAT FIELD FOR 2-3 YEARS. OKAY. TALK TO ME ABOUT AGE, DO YOU HAVE TO BE PHYSICALLY FIT? YOU HAVE TO MEET PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEST EVERY YEAR TO MAKE SURE YOU MAINTAIN A PHYSICAL STANDARD. YOU HAVE TO BE NEVER CONVICTED OF A FELONY AND SOME MISDEMEANORS WILL DISQUALIFY YOU. A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE AND A EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK. OKAY SO WHEN YOU COME OUT TO THIS EVENT, SHOULD CANDIDATES BRING RESUMES? WHAT SHOULD THEY DO TO PREPARE? IT REALLY IS A OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE INTEREST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, SPECIFICALLY THE FBI. THEY WILL NEED TO PREREGISTER TO GO. THEY CAN DO THAT ON THE WEBSITE. YOU CAN FIND THE PITTSBURGH RECRUITMENT EVENT. THEN THEY CAN REGISTER THEIR. WE HOPE TO SEE THEM ON THE 13th. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB? I AM GOING TO ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION. THE MOST REWARDING PART OF MY JOB IS PROTECTING AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT IS WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED TO ASPIRE TO. TO BE IN THE FBI. THIS CALLING DEFINITELY ALLOWS ME TO DO THAT. THAT IS WHAT I AM MOST PROUD OF. BEING PART OF THE AGENCY AND A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WANT THAT AS WELL. WAS A DIFFERENT THAN YOU EXPECTED? IT WAS DIFFERENT THAN I EXPECTED. IT IS BETTER. IT REALLY IS. EVERYBODY THAT I WORK WITH, SUPERVISORS, PEOPLE I HAVE WORKED WITH FOR MANY YEARS, ALL OF US HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON AND THAT IS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION. I STRONGLY BELIEVE WORKING ALONGSIDE INDIVIDUALS WITH THAT LIKE-MINDED ATTITUDE HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING. I WANT TO COME BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTE. I WANT TO ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTION. MOST REWARDING PART? LIKE HE SAID, WHEN YOU HELP THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, YOUR WORK HAS A ACTUAL IMPACT. YOU ARE ACTUALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE. SEEING THAT END RESULT OF BEING ABLE TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE THINKING YOU. FOR HELPING THEM OUT. THAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART FOR ME. THAT IS WHY I JOINED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FBI. AT A BIGGER SCALE I CAN PROTECT THE COMMUNITY AROUND THE COUNTRY. DO YOU THINK PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FBI DOES? IT IS A BROAD RANGE OF SERVICES THAT YOU PROVIDE AN OFFER. WE INVESTIGATE EVERYTHING FROM COUNTERTERRORISM TO FOREIGN COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, TO CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC LOCALLY. IT IS A WIDE RANGE. SO THIS EVENT WILL GIVE US A OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO. TO DISPEL ANY MISCONCEPTIONS THAT INDIVIDUALS MAY HAVE ABOUT THE FBI. I WANT YOU TO TALK TO ME, WE ARE REALLY TALKING TO THE AUDIENCE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THAT PERSON THAT IS SITTING AT HOME WATCHING THIS ON TV THINKING, I SHOULD GO BUT I AM NOT SURE. I WOULD SAY, WE WERE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT THIS BEFORE WE STARTED, I GREW UP IN A VERY LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOOD IN MIAMI. AS A KID, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AN FBI AGENT. I WOULD THINK, I DON’T THINK I CAN DO THAT. GO THAT FAR. I WOULD TELL THEM, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. IF THAT IS YOUR GOAL, GO FOR IT. KNOW HOW TO GET THERE AND WORK HARD AND YOU WILL GET THERE. IT DOESN’T MATTER YOUR BACKGROUND. OR WHERE YOU COME FROM. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY A DIVERSITY EVENT. SO I FEEL LIKE ANYBODY WHO IS IN THE VIEWING OFFICE THAT MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS SHOULD PUT THIS ON THEIR CALENDAR. YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE OF DIVERSITY. ARE INVESTIGATIONS TAKE US ALL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. BRINGING THAT DIVERSE BACKGROUND, COULD BE A HUGE ASSET WHETHER IT BE A FORMAT WHICH, OR WHETHER THEY HAVE SOME INSIDER CULTURE INFORMATION. IT TRULY IS AN ASSET TO HAVE THOSE INDIVIDUALS ON OUR TEAM. WE HAVE 30 SECONDS. I WANT SPECIFICS, THE OTHER QUESTION THAT EVERYBODY IS WONDERING, HOW MUCH DOES IT PAY? IT STARTS OUT AT GS 10, SO YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY GOOGLE THE GS PAY SCALE AND IT WILL BE AT STEP 10. 10 STEP ONE. YOU CAN ALSO ADD 25% ON TO THAT PAY FOR WHAT WE CALL AVAILABILITY PAY. AGENTS USUALLY WORK MORE THAN 40 HOURS. WE WILL TAKE A COMMERCIAL BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK WE WILL GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION AGAIN ABOUT

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