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Portland Special Agent in Charge Loren (Renn) Cannon
Special Agent in Charge 
Loren (Renn) Cannon

9109 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 224-4181

Applicant Recruiters
Julyn Schroeder
Rebecca Leary

The FBI: A Career Like No Other 

Whether you are just starting out or looking for new ways to serve your community, the FBI has a job for you. Check out what we have to offer—and, in return, we will show you how you can change this world for the better with a future grounded in the core values of respect, leadership, and compassion.

At the FBI, we do complex work to achieve a simple mission: protect the American people and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Today, that translates to multiple careers for people with diverse backgrounds who all work to keep their communities and the nation safe. Explore all the ways you can find a career like no other with the FBI.

Appying to be a Special Agent 

FBI special agents are required to adhere to strict standards of conduct and exemplify the FBI’s Core Competencies, including:

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Flexibility/Adaptability

  • Initiative

  • Leadership

  • Organizing and Planning

  • Problem Solving/Judgment

The open-ended questions are designed to understand your background and fit with these competencies. As such, you are strongly encouraged to provide as much information as possible and use the Situation, Action, Result format to describe the situation, the actions you took, and the resulting outcomes. Watch the above video for more tips on how to help you through this portion of the application process.

Upcoming Events 

Ask an Agent
Location: Fairview, Oregon
Date: June 5, 2018
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Recruiting Women for Special Agent Positions
Date: June 14, 2018
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Past Events

In October 2017, the FBI’s Portland Division, in partnership with ChickTech, hosted more than 75 women to discuss life in the FBI, the career options available, and the benefits to public service.

If you have questions of your own or are interested in applying, visit

FBI Portland celebrated the FBI’s 109th birthday on July 26, 2017, with a special recruiting event for active duty military, National Guard members, reservists, and veterans. More than 60 participants had a special opportunity to meet with our employees who themselves have military service.

If you are current or former military and interested in learning more about working at the FBI, check out

Featured Jobs: FBI Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts 

FBI Career Paths 

Cyber agent investigating a cyber intrusion in 2013.

The FBI offers a variety of career paths for applicants to explore. Our diverse, specialized professional teams keep our communities and our nation safe.

Student Station 

As the nation’s top law enforcement and intelligence organization, the FBI offers valuable work experience for students at every education level. With a variety of programs, internships, and entry-level career options, the FBI seeks the best and brightest students and recent graduates to bring their knowledge and skills to our diverse workforce. The FBI offers programs for students and recent graduates at every education level.