What is the FBI looking for now? U.S. citizens between the ages of 23 and 36 who are in excellent physical condition and have completed a 4-year college degree. Flexibility is key: new agents must be willing to take an assignment anywhere, at any time, for at least four years. Drug tests and background checks are also required. Under the new guidelines, a law degree is enough to qualify you for consideration, as is a BA plus two years of work experience. If you're proficient in Russian, Spanish or, better yet, Pashto, you're also in luck.
These new younger-skewing requirements come just as the FBI is experiencing record-high application volume; in its first month of operation the Bureau's new jobs Website has received more than 15,000 submissions from would-be G-Men.
Reported by Elaine Shannon/Washington