August 18, 2017
On the evening of Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) information session at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. FBI special agents from the FBI San Antonio Office will be available at the event to discuss career opportunities and promote diversity employment within the FBI.
The FBI seeks to hire an additional 750 special agents in 2017. Under a unique hiring initiative, the FBI will be hosting a recruitment event to attract highly qualified candidates for the special agent position. The event will discuss the rewards of pursuing an exciting career as an FBI special agent and the critical role a diverse workforce plays in the success of the FBI. In announcing the event, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs stated, “The threats we face as a nation are becoming increasingly more complex and global in nature. To address new and emerging threats, the FBI is committed to diversifying its special agent population by hiring more female and multi-cultural applicants, as well as candidates possessing backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math.”
The FBI recruitment event seeks highly qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens between 23—36 years of age and have a bachelor’s degree (at a minimum) from an accredited institution and three or more years of work experience.
The event is free, but by invitation only. Aspiring FBI candidates can receive an invitation to this event by uploading their resume to the FBI:
1. Navigate to fbijobs.gov and click on “Apply to Jobs”
2. Search “DAR” and click on “DAR San Antonio Talent Network”
3. Read the job summary instructions and click “Start” to begin
Currently, the FBI employs 13,538 special agents. Approximately 20 percent of the agent workforce is female and 2,252 are from identified minority groups. Listed below is the breakdown:
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.35 percent
- Asian: 4.5 percent
- Black/African American: 4.369 percent
- Hispanic/Latino: 6:47 percent
- White: 83.37 percent
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.14 percent
- Multi-Racial 0.78 percent
While the FBI encourages applicants from all backgrounds to become special agents, recruiters are currently seeking applicants with skills in the following areas:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
- Foreign Languages (Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Cambodian)
- Emergency Medicine
- Certified Public Accountants
- Military (specifically Special Forces, Explosives, WMD, and Intelligence Experts)
- Pilots (helicopter, fixed wing)
Additional information regarding career opportunities in the FBI is available online at www.fbijobs.gov.