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Criminal Investigator

Special agents are charged with two missions: protection and investigations. During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both of these areas and may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Special agents are authorized by law to protect the United States President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, their immediate families, former Presidents, their spouses and minor children until age 16, visiting foreign heads of states/governments, their accompanying spouses, major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, their spouses, and others designated by law.

Special agents are also authorized by law to conduct criminal investigations pertaining to the counterfeiting of United States and foreign government obligations and securities; fictitious and fraudulently negotiated government and commercial securities, identity theft, false identification, computer crimes, access device fraud, telecommunications fraud, telemarketing fraud, electronic funds transfer fraud, and fraud concerning federally insured financial institutions.

Agency

U.S. Secret Service

Salary Range

$35,595 – $67,464

Series and Grade

GL-1811-5/9

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    lcroft69

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    will I be too old to consider a job in criminal investigation at forty three.

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    lasnow

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    To Chris Cosgriff. I am still searching for a job. I am only a mere 3 classes away from completing my MSMCJ (master of science in management with concentration in criminal justice) with certifications in grant writing, public administration, change management, and soon- homeland security. I am due to graduate this August. My question is this. Are these jobs truly existing and are people really being hired? I ask this because all I keep hearing everywhere I apply is "no". It is extremely frustrating and I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or advice on how to break through this wall that has been put up around all the jobs. Thank you. L. Snow

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    laviniajensen

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    Is their an age limit? Thank you.

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    Cali254

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I kind of just checked this site out because I was bored with my life...wanted something exciting to flare it up you know? I have no children, no ties to anything , and no experience in military field whatsoever. I seriously doubt anything will come out of this but was just wondering if some of felt this way at some point in your life, and did the jobs that you chose excitie and fulfill your lives?

    To me...nothing is more rich than the heart racing, the adrenaline pumping, the brain works at is fastest speed at that moment. No money can buy that...maybe in a few cases but eventually money dwindles away.

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    Quincydii

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    God always stand for those who stand for others i always pray for the Americans who are day to day, night
    to night stand by serving to save innocent people against terrorism around the world. That is why always im interested and ready to join and serve with force that care.

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    KOSOVAR

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    How I can help US government from the place I leave - Kosovo??

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    bnseawood

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Not much pay for risking your life every day

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    julicksa

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    For real this is so interesting...

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    Maybell

    almost 7 years ago

    26 comments

    I think that a criminal investigators job is quite important and interesting. Imagine what we would do without them! there are so many different things that can happen and protection against security & crime along with much other investigation must be such a benefit! It's not a bad paying salary either. Believe it or not, it seems like such a intriguing mission. It sounds kind of scary though. Things get accomplished through them thought and I bet a lot of them do really well at their jobs!

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    Chris_Cosgriff

    almost 7 years ago

    16 comments

    Most federal law enforcement agencies have a maximum hiring age of 37 to accommodate mandatory retirement age (I believe the retirement age is 65).

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    mcgreevytr

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    I moved to New Jersey from Florida after 30 years as a cop. I was a detective for 10 years. I have a great deal of experience, training, talent, skills and drive. But, I can't even get a "nibble" on a job appilcation. Is it my age? (58). I need a job as an investigator in some capacity with the government. Any suggestions?

    Terry "Randy" McGreevy

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    harry

    almost 7 years ago

    6 comments

    I would love to work as a federal goverment investigator. and i need your urgent assistance.
    Harry Okeke

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