To best protect our nation, the FBI must attract qualified candidates of different racial and ethnic backgrounds who represent the communities we serve.

The FBI will hold a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event in Houston in January 2017.

Special Agents come from all walks of life. They are computer scientists, engineers, lawyers, pilots, military veterans, detectives and accountants. We train them to interrogate suspects, investigate foreign spies and infiltrate organized crime. They serve on SWAT teams, track cyber thieves and supervise complex terrorism investigations. Above all, they uphold the rule of law, defend civil rights and civil liberties and protect the innocent.

The deadline to do so is December 23, 2016.

The FBI will review the resumes and invite qualified individuals to the DAR event. Participants who apply through the DAR program will be tracked through an accelerated testing and selection process.

Candidates for special agents must be US citizens between the ages of 23 and 36.

More information about FBI careers can be found at www.fbijobs.gov. Questions about DAR please reach Program Managers Eddie A. Winkley at 202-324-4336 or Bhavna Patel at 202-323-9850.