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    Well, I took their online test and did not pass.

    Anyway, if you go to their website, they have openings for special agent now. Do a Google search on "Bureau of diplomatic security". Check out the job announcement.

  • #2
    What kind of life would that be???

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    • #3
      It could be ok if you don't have a family. I seems it would be pretty tough if you do have one.
      Don't tase me bro!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SOCALCOP
        What kind of life would that be???
        correct me if I´m wrong, but they are first assigned to U.S for a couple of years, jobs include security functions, investigating visa and passport frauds and protecting secretary of state and foreign diplomats. After this they are assigned to foreign missions where they are responsible for security in embassies. Usually they work as a assisting regional security officers for one or two missions, and after that they work as regional security officers. That means basically working as a security chief of the embassy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SOCALCOP
          What kind of life would that be???
          *Qualifications*

          * U.S. citizenship
          * BA/BS degree at time of appointment
          * 20 years of age to apply.Candidates must be at least 21 years old but must not have reached their 37th birth date at time of appointment.
          * If required, registration under the Military Selective Service Act
          * Successfully undergo written and oral assessment
          * Successfully undergo a thorough background investigation and qualify for a Top Secret security clearance
          * Pass a stringent medical exam, be available for worldwide assignment, and qualify for a Department of State Class 01 medical clearance
          * Pass physical fitness tests and be fit for strenuous physical exertion
          * Possess a valid U.S. driver's license
          * Be willing to carry and use firearms and qualify with firearms throughout career
          * Be willing to travel and accept assignments throughout the world. Officers are required to live and work a substantial portion of their career overseas.
          * Foreign language ability is desirable, but not mandatory
          * Successfully complete all aspects of 6-month training

          The men and women of Diplomatic Security are specially trained federal law enforcement professionals. Diplomatic Security special agents are Foreign Service security officers assigned domestically and overseas to ensure that American diplomacy is conducted in a safe and secure environment. Overseas, they advise ambassadors on all security matters and manage a complex range of security programs designed to protect people, facilities, and information. In the United States, agents investigate passport and visa fraud, conduct personnel security investigations, and protect the Secretary of State and certain foreign dignitaries.




          *Training: Comprehensive and Specialized*

          A substantial training investment is made in each candidate selected for this program.

          Six months of training begin with an orientation period in Washington, DC, followed by basic and specialized training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia. Training continues at State Department facilities in the Washington area. Candidates must pass all required tests at FLETC.

          Initially, candidates are trained in personal protection techniques, criminal law and investigation, background investigations, first aid, firearms, and defensive driving. To prepare for specific overseas assignments, officers are trained in security management, post operations, counterintelligence, electronic security, and languages. Other instruction includes advanced firearms techniques, explosive devices, ordnance detection, arson investigation, and medical assistance.




          *First Assignment: Practical Application of the Basics*

          Special agents are most frequently assigned first to a domestic field office for 2 years. Here, they receive practical experience performing the variety of security functions for which the Bureau of Diplomatic Security is responsible in the United States, including background investigations on personnel, passport and visa fraud investigations, counterintelligence, and other criminal investigations.

          Domestic assignments also can include protection services for the Secretary of State and certain visiting foreign dignitaries or temporary assignment to an overseas post to perform a specific task.




          *Overseas Assignment: On to Greater Responsibility*

          Special agents spend a substantial portion of their careers abroad serving at diplomatic posts. While assigned abroad, special agents are often referred to as regional security officers (RSOs).

          Overseas assignments offer great opportunity for career growth and usually occur immediately after the initial tour of duty in a domestic field office. Assignment abroad can, however, occur much earlier depending upon needs of the service.

          At U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, RSOs develop and implement the various aspects of a comprehensive security program designed to protect personnel, property, and information against terrorists, foreign intelligence agents, and criminals.

          With proven aptitudes and on-the-job performance, a Diplomatic Security special agent may advance to the position of regional security officer, responsible for managing security operations for an embassy or for several diplomatic posts within an assigned area. RSOs work closely with top State Department officials and serve as operational supervisors of U.S. Marine Security Guard detachments.

          Domestic assignments are equally challenging and rewarding. An officer can aspire to managing field office programs or a Department headquarters office responsible for support operations.



          *Salary and Benefits*

          Starting salaries range from $37,413 to $51,788, depending on qualifications, location of assignment, and related specialized experience. Upon successful completion of all training, special agents become eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), equal to a 25 percent increase of their base salary.

          Satisfactory performance earns employees automatic grade and pay increases during the first 3 years. Thereafter, promotions are competitive based on the recommendations of annual selection panels.

          An excellent benefits package includes:

          * Group life and health insurance
          * Annual and sick leave accrual; retirement plan
          * Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP)
          * Government-provided quarters or housing allowance overseas
          * Home leave to the United States between overseas assignments
          * Rest and recuperation leave, with transportation partially paid, when employees and their dependents are assigned to designated hardship posts
          * Cost of living allowance
          * Educational allowance for dependents under certain circumstances
          * Danger pay at designated posts
          * Moving expenses for assignments

          A high level of responsibility, good opportunities for promotion, and an excellent benefits package await you. Make the most of your unique skills and abilities as a Diplomatic Security special agent.


          ******IMHO. These guys/gals are badasses! 4 year probationary period! FBI is only 2.******
          WIISAD
          While invisible, I see and destroy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SOCALCOP
            What kind of life would that be???
            It sucks. My buddy has worked for them for the last 4 years and is looking.

            His first 2 years was domestic......and he was never at his home station. He has been to Iraq, Afganistan, Liberia, and every other craphole country in the world on 2-4 month assignements.

            He's now out here in DC and is going wherever the Secretary is going....

            He basically has no life at all.....and he's not happy with that.

            So, they maybe "bad ***" to work for....but you need to think about quality of life if you are married or think that you will ever get married....and if that's going to work for you...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tripledouble
              Well, I took their online test and did not pass.

              Anyway, if you go to their website, they have openings for special agent now. Do a Google search on "Bureau of diplomatic security". Check out the job announcement.
              How long did it take them to tell you that you failed the online test? I took it a few days ago and haven't heard anything.

              Gibbmusic
              Okay, just how big were those two beers sir?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gibbmusic
                How long did it take them to tell you that you failed the online test? I took it a few days ago and haven't heard anything.

                Gibbmusic
                After you get to the end of the written test, it goes over your answers and determines whether or not you passed. You are told whether you passed or not.

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                • #9
                  Whow!!!

                  If only to be young again. Sounds fasinating! Certainly a rewarding career for a young man/woman with no family. Instant recipe for divorce, however, if married...LOL....go for it guys!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gibbmusic
                    How long did it take them to tell you that you failed the online test? I took it a few days ago and haven't heard anything.

                    Gibbmusic
                    It tells you right after you finish....

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                    • #11
                      Well in that case I must have passed because it told me that someone would go over the results and would contact me with further information if I was selected to participate in an assessment, or something to that effect.

                      Gibbmusic
                      Okay, just how big were those two beers sir?

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                      • #12
                        I took the test and received the same message.

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                        • #13
                          has anyone heard anything back from them yet?

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                          • #14
                            Not a thing bt I have been wondering if anyone else out there has

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                            • #15
                              I passed the written test, too........just waiting to hear something. it would be such a cool job, but I'm not expecting anything!

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