After hiring freeze, FBI now looking for special agents

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The FBI said they are extending the deadline for special agent applications until May 31, 2015.

After a hiring freeze, the bureau said they are looking for a range of bright, talented Americans to fill the special agent openings --especially minority candidates.

"It is critical that our personnel resemble all of the diverse communities we serve," said Special Agent in Charge Perry K. Turner.

Here's a list of requirements by the FBI:

  • Possess a four-year college degree

  • Have a minimum of at least three years full-time professional work experience

  • Be in top physical condition

  • Be available to relocate to any FBI office

  • Be between 23 and 36 years of age

  • Pass testing, interviews, polygraph and thorough background investigation

  • "Working for the FBI provides a rewarding, yet stable career, and allows individuals a chance to serve their community and country," said Turner.

    If you are interested in joining the FBI, visit

    You can also contact a local Special Agent Recruiter at 713-693-5000 or email
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