Secret Service Officer

Secret service officers in the United States work for the Central Intelligence Agency (the “CIA”) the Federal Bureau of Investigation (the “FBI”) and the Department of Homeland Security. According to the Secret Services’ website www.secretservice.gov part of this organization’s vision is to “uphold the tradition of excellence in its investigative and protective mission” Secret service officers are specially trained professionals who work to protect the currency in the United States to protect president of the United States and other high-ranking governmental officials and to protect the citizens of the United States from internal and external terrorist attacks. Some of the main responsibilities of the secret service include working collaboratively with police departments throughout the country to prevent crime preventing attacks on American citizens safeguarding American buildings watching over all aspects of the American infrastructure and ensuring the safety of high-ranking officials when they are both at home and abroad. In order to enter a career in the secret service a person must be between the ages of 21 and 37 must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must be a citizen of the United States. There are several types of positions within the secret service and they range from clerical jobs to special agent jobs. Some positions are located within the United States and others are stationed in various locations throughout the world. Aspiring secret service officers must complete extensive training as well as pass a rigorous background check. Having prior criminal convictions having drug andor alcohol problems or having been involved in any questionable situations may prevent a person from entering this profession. According to the website www.buzzle.com secret service officers typically earn between $50000 and $74000 per year. In addition to their salary they also have excellent federal government benefits.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $62000
High Salary: $74000
Low Salary: $50000
Tasks: Helps to eliminate terrorist attacks.
Collaborates with police departments.
Safeguards the lives of top US government officials.
Protects citizens of the United States.
Also Called: Central Intelligence Officer
Homeland Security Officer
FBI Officer
Special Agent
Additional Resources: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/secret-service-jobs.html
http://www.officer.com/job/10258474/us-secret-service-uniformed-division-officers
http://www.secretservice.gov/join/careers_specialofficers.shtml