Discover Medical and Counseling Opportunities at the FBI
Special Agent Paramedics, Occupational Health Nurses, Employee Assistance Counselors and Mental Health Assessment Specialists possess unique medical knowledge, skills and experiences that are highly valued by the FBI. Our professionals use their medical training and experience to work in settings throughout FBI operations to protect the American people.
Please review the sections below to learn more about the specific Medical and Counseling careers we offer at the FBI. For detailed qualification and position information, please view our open job postings, keeping in mind the positions below may not always be available.
The FBI is offering an excellent career opportunity for candidates with experience working within law enforcement or a victim services agency to apply their expertise in a unique capacity — by helping those who are most vulnerable. FBI Victim Specialists provide direct assistance services to victims of violent crime and terrorism; engage in crisis intervention; and provide public education related to victim issues.
Medicine on the Front Lines
Although the FBI recruits trained paramedics with a minimum of three to five years of experience, candidates for this role must be hired as Special Agents. Once their Special Agent probation has been completed, candidates will assume the title of Special Agent/Paramedic.
Special Agent/Paramedics may be involved in SWAT operations in Field Offices, hazardous evidence collection, underwater and aviation support and investigation of chemical, biological and radiological incidents.
Click here to learn more about becoming a Special Agent.
Occupational Health Nurses
Occupational Health Nurses have robust job responsibilities within the Bureau. Candidates serve as technical leaders in their offices, but their responsibilities go much further, including assessing and treating routine and emergency health care needs of the workforce, maintaining quality control measures and facilitating fitness-for-duty examinations in coordination with the Health Care Programs Unit (HCPU) at FBI Headquarters. Occupational Health Nurses are also responsible for ensuring the medical readiness of the workforce through the administration of medical mandates, travel medicines and vaccination programs.
Employee Assistance Counselors
The Employee Assistance Counselor (EAC) is tasked with providing mental and occupational health assistance, including paths for rehabilitation, for the FBI workforce through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAC interviews internal clients for the formulation of treatment and action plans to combat a wide range of issues, including feelings of distress; impaired work performance; and health, finance, substance abuse and/or social well-being issues. Candidates arrange for employee participation in support groups, as well as visit facilities for detoxification, hospitalization or residential treatment within the employee’s financial means and health care coverage. In addition, EAC candidates develop and conduct trainings, workshops and briefings to educate management, supervisors and employees on a full range of employee assistance topics. These can include anger management, conflict resolution, coping skills, interpersonal communication skills, relationships, parenting, finances, etc.