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OLE/FAMS Positions

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Take off with a career in the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS)!

Become part of an exceptional organization as either a law enforcement professional or one of the hundreds of individuals in management, administrative, and professional positions that help protect our Nation’s transportation domain. 

The OLE/FAMS employs qualified and motivated individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience in a variety of positions including:

Law Enforcement Positions

Federal Air Marshal – SV-1801
As a Federal Air Marshal, you will be an armed federal law enforcement officer responsible for protecting passengers and crew from criminal and terrorist acts onboard commercial aircraft.  Federal Air Marshals promote public confidence in the safety of the nation’s aviation system through deployment on U.S. flagged air carrier flights domestically and internationally.  Federal Air Marshals also have the opportunity to perform important investigative work and assignments to multi-agency law enforcement and investigative task forces.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the time of application.  Prior to appointment, they must not have reached their 37th birthday unless the applicant provides proof of prior service in a Federal law enforcement position that will allow him or her to complete 20 years of law enforcement service prior to age 57.

To qualify, applicants must possess one of the following:

  • Three (3) years of general experience, one (1) year of which is equivalent to the F Band  (or the GS-4 grade level) or an entry-level non-federal government position which shows ability to:
  • Analyze problems, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions
  • Plan and organize work; and
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing; or
  • Education: Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in any field from an accredited college or university; or
  • A combination of experience and education.

Key Requirements
Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Obtain and/or maintain a Top Secret Security clearance
  • Engage in moderate to arduous physical exertion
  • Meet and maintain medical requirements for law enforcement officers, including medical examinations and physical abilities assessments
  • Carry a firearm and maintain firearms proficiency
  • Meet the requirements of the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C.§ 922(g)(9)
  • Complete a law enforcement training program
  • Travel constantly and be available for permanent or long-term temporary assignment in any U.S. or international location in which OLE/FAMS operates

Please note: Special retirement benefits apply for those law enforcement officers satisfying age and service requirements

Criminal Investigator – SV-1811
Applicants are required to have completed the requisite training and certification of the 1811 series.  As a Criminal Investigator with OLE/FAMS, you will plan and conduct investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of criminal laws.  This position requires primary knowledge of investigative techniques and knowledge of the laws of evidence, rules of criminal procedure, and court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure and related issues.  You must also possess the ability to recognize, develop and present evidence that reconstructs events, sequences, and time elements, and establish relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, conflicts of interest, in a manner that meets requirements for presentation in various legal hearings and court proceedings.  This position also requires skill in applying the techniques in performing such duties as maintaining surveillance, performing undercover work, and advising and assisting the U.S. Attorney in and out of court.

Management, Administrative, & Professional (MAP) Positions

This series includes all positions the duties of which are to advise on or administer, supervise, or perform professional accounting work relating to the financial activities of governmental, quasigovernmental, or private sector organizations.  The work includes the design, development, operation, or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies, and requirements; the examination, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data, records, or reports; or the provision of accounting or financial management advice and assistance to management.

Budget Analyst
This position involves analytical, technical, and administrative duties in one or more phases of the budgetary process.  They are responsible for a segment of an organization’s budget, programs, and/or organizational structure that is less than the full scope of budgetary operations for the organizational component and level served.

Budget Officer
This position is supervisory or nonsupervisory personnel with delegated authority and responsibility for the total budgetary operations of an agency, or other organizational segment that is separately administered.  At a minimum, this position is responsible for both budget formulation and budget execution or the organizational component and level served.

Financial Administration and Program
This series covers positions that perform, supervisor, or manage administrative work of a fiscal, financial management, accounting, or budgetary nature that is not classifiable to another more specific professional or administrative series in the Accounting and Budget Group.

Information Technology
These positions involve developing, delivering and supporting IT systems and services. 

Intelligence Operations Specialist
This position applies basic technical knowledge of intelligence collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and operations and limited experience to perform a mixture of basic and routine assignments to assist other employees as an individual contributor or team member, or more experienced technical specialist who is also available and frequently consulted to resolve problems and work issues when guidelines are not available or applicable.

Administrative Assistant
This position provides ongoing servicing to managers, assigned organizations, and employees in their assigned program area(s) to include initiating, tracking, and following up on cases and studies ensuring timely completion and regulatory compliance.

Administrative Officer
This position is concerned with providing, securing or negotiating for the resources or services needed to manage and run an organization. An administrative officer aids the operating manager and subordinate operating officials in getting things done through his knowledge of and skills in dealing with organization, methods, funds, people, equipment, and other tools or resources of management.

Program Analyst
This position serves as an analyst and advisor to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations or the productivity and efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both.  Positions in this series require knowledge of: the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; and the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Program Assistant
This series includes positions involved in supervising or performing clerical and technical work in support of management analysis and program analysis, the purposes of which are to evaluate and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of organizations and programs.  The work requires a practical knowledge of the purposes, methods, and techniques of management analysis and/or program analysis and the structures, functions, processes, objectives, products, services, resource requirements, and similar features of Government programs and organizations.

These are positions that require a professional knowledge of nursing.  Positions involve providing care to patients in hospitals, clinics, occupational health units, homes, schools and communities; administering anesthetic agents and supportive treatments to patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures; promoting better health practices; teaching; performing research in one or more phases of the field of nursing; or consulting and advising nurses who provide direct care to patients.

Safety and Occupational Health Manager
This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, operating and evaluating a safety and occupational health program for an entire agency or subordinate level such as a bureau, command, regional, or district office or installation.

Personnel Security Specialist
This position assures the loyalty, reliability, suitability, and trustworthiness of applicants, employees, and others who work with, will work with, or have access to sensitive or classified information and material.

Physical Security Specialist
This position is focused on physical measures designed to safeguard personnel; to prevent unauthorized access to equipment, facilities, material and documents; and to safeguard them against espionage, sabotage, damage, and theft.

Information Security Specialists
This position is responsible for identifying materials, processes, and information that require protection and recommending the level of security classification and other protections required.  This area also includes the coordination necessary to identify items of information, technology, and materials that are restricted from transfer to foreign nations.

Industrial Security Specialist
This position builds on aspects of personnel, physical, and information security for work which takes place in the private sector or in Government owned/contractor operated facilities.

Training Instruction
This series covers positions concerned with administration, supervision, training program development, evaluation, or instructing in a program of training when the paramount requirement of the work is a combination of practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of instruction and practical knowledge of the subject-matter being taught. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career in a Federal law enforcement agency, we want you to apply!  Current job openings can be found on If you have any questions, please feel free to call 1-877-872-7990 or contact us by e-mail at

The hiring process for the Federal Air Marshal position requires successful completion of a written application, panel interview, psychological assessment, medical examination, physical test assessment, and complete background investigation before a final hiring decision is made.

Federal Employee Benefits

  • Pay for performance compensation system
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Employees Retirement System
  • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
Latest revision: 23 April 2013