A Special Agent begins their career after initial training with the first three to five years on the job assigned as a Protection or Investigation/Intelligence Agent. Newly appointed Agents are assigned at the needs of the company throughout the United States.
After the initial assignment, agents are given options for career paths which usually include Detail Leadership positions as well as SAIC Positions at field offices.
To be considered for Special Agent positions you must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be at least 21 years of age at time of application.
- Possess a current valid driver’s license.
- 20/20 corrected or uncorrected vision in each eye.
- Be in excellent health and physical condition
- Pass a written examination
- Pass an Applicant Physical Abilities Test
- Qualify for a Top Secret clearance and undergo a complete background investigation, to include in-depth interviews, drug screening, medical and psychological testing.
- The Federal Protection Agency prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone). If you have visible body markings, you will be required to medically remove such visible body markings at your own expense prior to entering on duty with the Federal Protection Agency.
Special Agent benefits include:
- Low-cost life insurance
- Individual or family membership in low/no cost health benefit plans
- Annual leave earned at the rate of 7 to 28 days per year, based on length of employment
- Sick leave accumulated at the rate of 5 days per year without limit
- Paid holidays
- Comprehensive retirement benefits
Certain demands are required of all special agents. These include, but are not limited to:
- Working long hours in undesirable conditions on short notice
- Traveling away from home for periods up to 30 days and sometimes longer
- Carrying a firearm while performing duties and maintaining firearms proficiency
- Carrying out assignments in the areas of both protection and investigations/Intelligence
- Relocating to assignments throughout the U.S. as organizational needs dictate