TBI Special Agent Criminal Investigator

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university
  • Willing and able to qualify, carry and use assigned weapons
  • Must be 21 years of age on date of application
  • US citizen
  • Good moral character
  • Complete criminal history disclosure
  • Fingerprint based criminal history records check
  • Have no felony convictions or have been discharged from any branch of the armed forces under anything other than honorable
  • Pass a physical and psychological examination
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Upon appointment, complete the TBI Investigative Course and Field Training program
Examination Method
Computer-Administered Test: 70%, Experience and Education: 30%
TBI Special Agents are sworn law enforcement officers with the authority to investigate and enforce state and federal criminal laws. Special Agents conduct criminal investigations including, but not limited to, violent crime, drug violations, conspiracies and organized crime. Agents must be able to interview individuals, seize property, handle evidence, attain information contained in computer databases and arrest suspects. Thoroughly documenting work activities as part of a case file and gathering evidence to be used by a state or federal prosecutor is of the upmost importance. Testifying before Grand Juries, judges and jurors, and handling records or evidence in a criminal case is expected. Special Agents audit financial records to determine if fraudulent activity is occurring. Agents may be selected to take part in special investigations including marijuana eradication, methamphetamine lab eradication, polygraph testing administration, and/or aerial surveillance. After a successful completion of a two-year training period, all Special Agents will be promoted to the next higher class. Inadequate or marginal performance during the training period will result in demotion or termination.