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Criminal Investigator - Medical Requirements

General Medical Requirements

Individuals in this position must be medically and physically capable of performing the essential job functions and duties of the position safely and efficiently without aggravating existing health problems or endangering the health and safety of the individual, others, or national security.

After tentative selection, candidates must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be found medically qualified to perform the position's full range of duties safely and efficiently. Any disease or condition that may potentially interfere with the safe and efficient performance of the job's duties or training may result in medical disqualification. No condition is automatically disqualifying; each determination is made on a case-by-case basis. The medical determination may involve recommendations for additional information and/or testing. If medical information is recommended beyond that provided by the initial medical examination, it is provided at the expense of the candidate.

Specific Medical Requirements


  • Uncorrected Distant Vision must be equal to or better than 20/200 in each eye.
  • Binocular Distant Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Monocular Vision is generally disqualifying.
  • Depth Perception must be equal to or better than 70 seconds of arc.
  • Peripheral Vision must be normal.
  • Color Vision must be normal. An acceptable measure of color discrimination is the Ishihara color (14 plates). X-Chrome lenses are not acceptable as a means for correcting color deficiencies.
  • Near vision: Corrected or uncorrected must be sufficient to read Jaeger type 2 at 14 inches.


  • Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels.


Last Modified: June 2, 2022