Recruitment

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Contact Us 

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 portlandapplicants@fbi.gov

Recruiter
Rebecca Leary

Applicant Coordinator
Julyn Schroeder

FBIJobs.gov



FBI Special Agent Careers 

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.

Applying 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
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am
SE Portland
Register at portlandapplicants@fbi.gov

Portland Unexpected Agent Recruiting Event

#UnexpectedAgent Recruiting Event
Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Portland
Register at portlandapplicants@fbi.gov by November 15

Multicultural Agent Recruiting Seminar for Attorneys
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Portland
Registration opens December 1

Through the Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) program, we want to collaborate with your organization to attract diverse, qualified applicants to the special agent role.

Diversity Agent Recruiting (DAR) Event
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Portland
Registration opens January 23

FBI Special Agent Recruiting Seminar for Women
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Portland
Registration opens April 24


Past Events 

The Portland Division is working with women in technology fields, the military, and other professions to spread the word about the benefits of becoming an #UnexpectedAgent.

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 fbijobs.gov.

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.