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Engineering Careers

FBI engineers work with advanced technologies to address unique investigations and intelligence challenges not typically found in the private sector.

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Our engineers apply their expertise to overcome, counter, and stay ahead of sophisticated threats. Their expert analyses and technical findings are shared and utilized throughout the intelligence community. Whether it is designing a field office, testing an algorithm, or analyzing an improvised explosive device, everything an engineer is involved in helps further the FBI's mission.

Examples of Engineering Roles

  • Electronics engineers/forensic engineers (PDF) reconstruct electronic evidence and provide insight into the bomb-making activities of terrorists around the globe.

  • Electronics technicians (PDF) design and maintain complex electronic systems and interrelated subsystems.

  • Civil, mechanical, electrical, or energy engineers work with an Integrated Project Team (IPT) to design infrastructure and optimize energy efficiency for the FBI.

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Qualifications and Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications

For most engineering positions, you must have one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. accredited school of engineering, or studies in related engineering fields.

  • A combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to a major mentioned above. Some positions require completion of 24-30 course hours equivalent to a major mentioned above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.

Note: Qualifications and requirements may vary. For a complete list, please reference a specific job listing.


In addition to job-specific qualifications, you must meet all FBI eligibility requirements.


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Hiring Process

The hiring process consists of multiple phases. The first step is to visit our application portal and create a profile.

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For more information and to see the process in detail, visit the hiring process section on our Eligibility and Hiring page.

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