The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) provides law enforcement for the United States Department of the Navy. NCIS special agents are trained professionals who are part of this law enforcement team. Specials agents work with other local and national agencies.
NCIS special agents work in varied law enforcement specialities. Some of these specialities include financial crimes, surveillance and homicide investigations.
A baccalaureate degree and good physical health are required. Other qualifications include completion of the NCIS Basic Agent Course provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
Special agents are found in 16 field offices and more than 140 locations. Agent work in domestic offices in places such as North Carolina, Hawaii or Washington, D.C., or around the world in places like Italy, Great Britain, Japan and Bahrain.
Special agents may work indoors or outdoors based on assignment. These trained agents work irregular hours, including nights, holidays and weekends.
Salary and Growth Potential
According to Indeed.com, the average special agent salary is £35,100 per year. Growth potential includes advanced training for positions as NCIS team leaders and the director of NCIS.
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