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Keep the Peace: Federal Law Enforcement Careers

Chris McConnell | GovCentral

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Position: Special Agent


Where: Dipolmatic Service
Agency: Department of State

Diplomatic Security special agents are federal law enforcement officers who serve worldwide. Overseas, our special agents advise ambassadors on all security issues and coordinate all of a mission’s security programs. In the United States, agents investigate passport and visa fraud and protect the Secretary of State and visiting foreign dignitaries.


Read Agent Profile (PDF) click here to download

Salary: $37,413 to $51,788. Once Special Agents have successfully completed their training, they become eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), which can equal up to 25 percent increase of the base salary.

Qualifications: You’ll need to be a U.S. Citizen and must be at least 21 years old but not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of their first day. Qualified candidates will also have previously registered with the Selective Service and successfully passed a background check and stringent medical exam, since they will be traveling so often.

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    mike1ffm

    almost 4 years ago

    14 comments

    I guess I can forget Jobs in the federal and I guess also State systems or for that matter any LEO postions my being 55 years old

    But i geuss I stayed to long in Germany..

    I have worked over 30 years in Security here in Gemany and I am relocating very soon back to the USA any jobs out there in Security or in LE for someone my age

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    Nasrine

    about 5 years ago

    354 comments

    I can see where McConnell is coming from when stating: "Much like the military has age restrictions on the upper limit for an individual to enlist, law enforcement careers require that officers, agents, and investigators can keep pace with the physically demanding components of the position." Yet the outcome of the terrain should be analyzed by knowledgeable, skilled, able, educated, people, who may speak even several in demand languages. What happens to the application of these people with age limitation?

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    monicameraz

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    hello my name is monica, i am interested in a government job i want to work for the law . i will start in the bottom doing anything and work my way up. my dad works as a border patrol agent he started at the bottom and now hes a at high rank i am so proud of him and now i want him to be prud of me. give me a chance. i only have a GED though i hope its enough.

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    riconvabeach

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    but thats only on special agents the other side has no age limit.
    just apply for something else

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    riconvabeach

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    yes i went to a job fair you have to be under 37 becuase you have to retire by a certain age

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    timothysbird

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Dear sir(s),

    My brother is the U.S. DIPLOMAT to Taiwan. Counterterrorism.Although it seems I do not qualify for a position working for the U.S. State dept. because of my age (49) dob: 01 / 28 / 1960. I would like to help.I held a confidential,classified,secret,and top secret clearance in 1978.The height of the "COLD WAR" btwn. Russia and the U.S..If there is any way you could see to it that I could qualify under "special circumstances".Please forward to me. I was recently arrested for a crime I did not commit.again, I employ the catch phrase-"special circumstances" as they honestly were.I will continue to carry my head high.Do anything to insure the protection of this great country.I love my country! I have special skills,contacts,and abilities.I am willing to make them avail. to you at "ALL TIMES" ......! * - / please contact my "big brother" He, ( needs to know )...info.unawares to him.Concerning detailed info.IMPORTANT...may I stress?...September the twentyninenth 2008 to May 29, 2009.My phone: (714) 610-2550 / brownfieldsblackbird@gmail.com / Timothy Mark Brownfield. / G.Brownfield 2F,No.13,Lane 157,Alley 30
    Yong Ji Rd.
    Taipei 110
    Taiwan

    Johnny Blackbird
    1600 E. First

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    latif

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I want membership in ur compani

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    metot

    over 5 years ago

    3524 comments

    that's passion in work:)

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    ronnie4

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    55 year olds, do not stand a chance,some 50 year olds are in better shape than 20 year olds.

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    HelenMarteen

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    HOW TO APPLY TO SPECIAL AGENT, AM US CITIZEN AND I HAVE 52 YEARS, LIVE IN FLORIDA, I HAVE ANY CHANGE TO WORK WITH? THANK YOU HELEN MARTEEN

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    McConnell

    over 5 years ago

    354 comments

    In some cases, they need to be apppointed and begin their service before their 37th birthday. This does not mean that officers will be forced to retire at 37. Much like the military has age restrictions on the upper limit for an individual to enlist, law enforcement careers require that officers, agents, and investigators can keep pace with the physically demanding components of the position.

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    cdinwiddie

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm currently looking for a position in law enforcement for the more mature individual. OK, I'm older than the 37 year cut off, are there any positions available?

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    skyann9

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    The age limit that is being required for these positions discriminate against older Americans who are looking for work. There are older than age 40 employees already and they are not based on their age to keep their job. So why then must a person be under age 40 to get a job?

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    dhancy

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Where do I sign up?

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    hyser

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Amazing how the government can tell employers not to age discriminate, but they do it on many jobs.
    If their going to to do this I,think they should keep the same practices to include the presidency and congress people.

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