FBI Seattle
Seattle Media
September 10, 2019

FBI Seattle Division to Hold Diversity Agent Recruiting Event

As part of the FBI’s continuing commitment to attract highly skilled and diverse talent, the FBI Seattle Division will host a targeted recruiting event on September 26, 2019, in Seattle, Washington. The event is part of the FBI’s Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) Program, an initiative aimed at reaching applicants with a variety of backgrounds to diversify the FBI special agent force.

This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in discussions with a current FBI special agent to gain first-hand knowledge about agent training and general experiences as a special agent, as well as learn what to expect when assigned to one of the FBI’s 56 divisions throughout the United States. The FBI Seattle Division’s applicant recruiter will also be available to provide background interviews on the FBI’s special agent recruitment efforts and the special agent application process in general.

Special agents and professional staff assigned to FBI Seattle’s criminal and national security squads, along with representatives from specialized investigative teams, will be on hand to interact with recruits. Specifically, personnel working criminal, white-collar, and public corruption, cyber, gang, and counterterrorism squads will attend this event. Members of SWAT, the evidence response team, and hazardous materials response team will be present, along with fitness instructors, recruiters, and more.

Holding a Diversity Agent Recruiting event in the Seattle Division allows the FBI the opportunity to work toward reaching audiences who may not traditionally think of the FBI as a career choice and will serve to enhance our diverse workforce. The FBI encourages applicants from all backgrounds to become special agents. Recruiters are currently seeking applicants from a variety of different skill sets, backgrounds and education.

In order to attend this event, candidates must apply online at fbijobs.gov. This recruiting campaign is open to citizens of the United States from all professional backgrounds; however, applicants are encouraged to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be 23 years of age, but not more than 36 1/2 (some exceptions for military apply)
  • Must possess a U.S.-accredited bachelor’s degree at a minimum
  • Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license

Additional information regarding job opportunities in the FBI is available online at fbijobs.gov. To navigate to the Seattle DAR listing, click on “Apply to Jobs” and search “DAR,” then click on “DAR Seattle Talent Network.” Read the entire job summary instructions and click “Start.”