deaDrug enforcement administration Special agent
What is a dea special agent• DEA Special Agents are a select group of men and women from diverse backgrounds whose experience and commitment make them the premier federal drug law enforcement agents in the world.
Collage and education• The Most Competitive candidates possess a bachelors or masters degree, along with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.95 or higher. Special consideration is given to candidates with degrees in Criminal Justice Police Science or related disciplines; Finance, Accounting or Economics; foreign languages (with fluency verified) in Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, dialects of Nigerian languages, Chinese, Japanese; computer Science/Information Systems and Telecommunications Electrical Mechanical Engineering
How to become a agent• The multi-step hiring process includes the following phases:• Qualifications Review• Written and Oral Assessment and Panel Interview• Urinalysis Drug Test• Medical Examination• Physical Task Test• Polygraph Examination• Psychological Assessment• Background Investigation• Final Hiring Decision
My intrest in this job• Busting people who try to destroy there lifes with drugs and try to help them• Protecting the streets from drug crimes• Being under cover and busting people with drugs
How long is the hiring process Depending on scheduling andcandidate availability, our hiringprocess may take 12 months orlonger.
Things I wouldn’t like about this job• Well I like the fact that they do drug bust on meth, crack-cocain, heroin but I feel like them busting people for weed is over board
Skills needed• There are a few skills needed• Able to speak other languages• Able to hide identity while undercover• Multi weapon training
Pay scale• DEA Special Agents are generally hired at the GS-7 or GS-9 level, depending on education and experience. The salary includes federal Law Enforcement Officer base pay plus a locality payment, depending on your duty station. Upon successful graduation from the DEA Training Academy 25% Availability Pay will be added to your base and locality pay. After graduation, the starting salaries are approximately $49,746 for a GS-7, and $55,483 for a GS-9. After four years of service Special Agents are eligible to progress to the GS-13 level and can earn approximately $92,592 or more per year
Is this career growing• Yes every day there are more and more people starting to use drugs and this will always be a issue so yes this career is growing
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