FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
April 17, 2019

Last Chance to Register for a Life Changing Opportunity

FBI Hosts the Diversity Agent Recruiting (DAR) Event in Portland Next Week

Now is the time to challenge yourself to a career with a mission: protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution! The FBI is looking for candidates who may not have, until now, considered a future as an FBI special agent.

“We know that we are stronger as an organization when we better represent the people we serve,” said Renn Cannon, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Diversity can mean a lot of different things—race, gender, religion, sexual orientation. It can also mean people who bring different life experiences, job skills, and educational backgrounds. If you want to make a change and take up a challenge—here’s your chance!”

The FBI created the Diversity Agent Recruiting (DAR) event program to encourage underrepresented communities—especially women and minorities—to consider a life of public service. With the evolving threats that the United States faces, the Bureau has prioritized the need to hire those who are both highly skilled and representative of the wider community. In particular, the FBI is looking for applicants who are fluent in a second language; who have the ability to think critically; and who come from a science/computer/technological background.

The FBI’s DAR event in Portland will allow potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about job opportunities inside the Bureau. They will have the opportunity to hear about and ask questions related to:

  • Life as a new agent (including training at Quantico)

  • Balancing a high-energy job with family

  • Typical day in the life of an FBI special agent (hint: there isn’t one!)

  • Working cases that make a difference in your community

  • Opportunities to travel the world

Diversity Agent Recruiting (DAR) event

FBI special agent applicants must be between the ages of 23 to 36; hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; have a minimum of two years work experience (one year with a master’s degree); and be a U.S. citizen.