Recruiting Women for Special Agent Positions


Women Agents at the FBI Academy in 1972



On a beautiful spring day in May in 1972, FBI Acting Director L. Patrick Gray opened a new chapter in FBI history when he announced that “women applicants will now be considered for the FBI special agent position.” Well, women in the FBI have come a long way since that auspicious day. We now have female special agents who do everything from heading field offices to leading squads involving counterterrorism, cyber, counterintelligence, and major criminal investigations. Women work as firearm instructors, computer forensic examiners, and scientists. They serve at home and in FBI offices across the world. They are superb agents who just happen to be women.


FBI Special Agent
Evidence Response Team



Intrigued about whether this might be a career for you? The Portland Division is holding a special recruiting seminar for women on Thursday, June 14, 2018, to mark the 46th year of this continuing chapter in the FBI story. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., you will be able to meet special agents, hear about their experiences, and talk with recruiters about the hiring process and requirements.

Participants are required to pre-register by June 8, 2018. E-mail your full legal name and date of birth to portlandapplicants@fbi.gov. Registrants will receive more information about logistics, parking, and security requirements prior to the event.