Your Future, as a G-Person

There’s a good short  piece in the Trib today about the FBI putting word out that it needs to hire 900 new intelligence analysts. I was intrigued — I think everyone secretly wants to be a cop at some time or other, or at least I do — so I looked for the jobs on the FBI’s site. Since the analyst openings require a top-secret security clearance, that means a deep background check. So I took a look at the “final background application” page to see what sort of information the bureau would want from and about an aspiring G-Person. But checking out the application means disobeying this directive:

“Do not download this application unless you are advised by an official FBI Representative who will provide you with a mailing address or fax number.”

But I clicked and downloaded every page. Nothing to do now but await the repercussions.

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