FBI seek­ing more women, mi­nor­ity agents

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - HOMES JOBS CLASSIFIEDS - States­man.com Sec­tion G

While there is a lot of at­ten­tion be­ing paid to jobs fall­ing in the cat­e­gories of goods-pro­duc­ing or ser­vice-pro­vid­ing, there are also jobs to be found in the pub­lic ser­vice sec­tor. Gov­ern­ment jobs can run the gamut from ad­min­is­tra­tive po­si­tions to con­gres­sional aids.

Among these jobs is law en­force­ment, which spans a wide range in it­self; from mu­nic­i­pal po­lice de­part­ments all the way up to the Fed­eral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tions (more com­mon ly­knownby its ini­tials, the FBI).

The FBI dates back to 1908 – or­ga­nized orig­i­nally un­der the name “Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion” — when it be­gan with a to­tal of 34 agents. To­day the oper­a­tions of the FBI run the gamut of spe­cific crimes in lo­cal U.S. cities to coun­tert­er­ror­ism oper­a­tions that span the globe. The FBI now em­ploys more than 35,000 peo­ple.

The agency is al­ways hir­ing, but re­cently the FBI an­nounced it is ac­tively seek­ing more fe­male agents and peo­ple of color. The process has ed­u­ca­tional pre­req­ui­sites, phys­i­cal abil­ity re­quire­ments and in­volves a thor­ough back­ground check.

The agency has had fe­male spe­cial agents since 1922,

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