Being a NCIS Special Agent is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers in law enforcement. NCIS Special Agents gain broad law enforcement experience and are given responsibility early on in their careers. Special Agents travel the globe and may even be stationed aboard a ship. In-depth training, critical assignments and excellent benefits attract the best.
As a condition of employment, all Special Agents are required to sign a mobility agreement. This may result in one or more overseas moves and periodic assignments within the Continental United States (CONUS) and throughout an agent’s career with NCIS. In addition, special agents may be required to deploy on assignments to support military forces in high-risk environments. Special Agent mobility is necessary to accomplish the agency’s mission and helps support an individual’s career development.
Qualifications to be an NCIS Special Agent are as follows:
-Must not have reached 37 years of age (exceptions are preference eligible veterans and those currently covered under the 6C Federal Law Enforcement retirement system).
-Must have vision correctable to 20/20 with normal color vision.
-Must be a U.S. born or naturalized U.S. citizen.
-Must have a valid driver’s license.
-Must pass a background suitability screening.
-Must pass a polygraph examination.
-Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
For more information, please contact your local NCIS field office and speak with the local NCIS recruiter.