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Victim Services

Security and Investigations Careers at the FBI

Victim Services Careers

Victim services professionals at the FBI inform, support, and assist victims in navigating the aftermath of crime and the criminal justice process with dignity and resilience.

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Overview

Our victim services professionals use their advocacy expertise to aid victims of federal crimes and to train agents and other personnel across the country. Their work empowers and promotes dignity and justice for every victim.

Examples of Victim Services Roles

  • Victim specialists (PDF) are located in field offices across the country and are available to personally assist victims of federal crimes investigated by the field office where they are assigned.

  • Victim service coordinators assist in developing plans and implementing practices for assisting victims of terrorism, hostage taking, or other major crimes.

  • Forensic child interview specialists interview child victims and witnesses of federal crimes using developmentally appropriate interviewing techniques.

Employee Assistance Counselors

Employee assistance counselors provide our employees with mental and occupational health assistance, including paths for rehabilitation.

Employee Assistance Counselor

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Qualifications and Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications

For most victim services positions, you must have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. accredited college or university in a social or behavioral science discipline

  • Specialized experience in victim assistance or working within a law enforcement or victim service agency

  • Experience performing direct client services and/or program development functions

  • Network liaison experience with law enforcement, human services systems, or non-government agencies

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

Eligibility

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

Eligibility

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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.

Hiring Process

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Related Opportunities

Business and Human Resources

Counseling and mental health professionals may also be interested in serving the well-being of the FBI workforce.

Business and Human Resources

FBI Police

FBI police play a crucial role in fulfilling the agency’s mission. They work to protect the FBI, our employees, and facilities in the United States; identify potential threats; and prevent and investigate crimes.

FBI Police