FBI Careers and Training in Houston, Texas

The FBI Houston Division, which has a main field office on Justice Park Drive in Houston, handles many of the federal investigations that take place in Texas through its six Resident (satellite) Agencies:

  • Beaumont
  • Bryan
  • Conroe
  • Corpus Christi
  • Texas City
  • Victoria

 

FBI Agents and the Work They Perform out of the Houston Field Office

The FBI has had a presence in Houston and the above surrounding cities since 1908, when it was originally created to deal with peonage violations and the theft of interstate shipments. Since then, the FBI Houston Division has been involved in a number of national and international cases, including the Enron trading scandal in 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and Operation White Terror, a drugs-for-weapons scheme involving a South American terror group in 2006.

The FBI Houston Division employs a wide range of FBI Specialists who use their skills and talents to support investigations in a number of jurisdictions:

  • FBI Special Agents
  • Language Specialists
  • Paralegals
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Security Experts
  • Support Services Technicians
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Investigative Specialists

Further, the FBI Specialists in the Houston Division work in specialized groups and teams to provide comprehensive services to the FBI. For example, FBI Houston Division includes four, eight-member Evidence Response Teams; a Computer Analysis and Response Team; a 41-member Regional Enhanced SWAT Team; a Hostage Rescue Team; a Bomb Recovery and Analysis Team; and HAZMAT and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Teams.

FBI Partner Organizations and Law Enforcement Task Forces in Houston

FBI jobs in Houston also deal with working alongside regional and state task forces and alliances, such as:

  • Houston Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Houston Field Intelligence Group
  • Houston Area Cyber Crime Task Force
  • Greater Houston Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory
  • Houston InfraGard Chapter
  • Mortgage Fraud Task Force
  • Health Care Fraud Task Force
  • Houston Public Corruption Squad
  • Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance
  • Houston Innocence Lost Task Force
  • Houston Asian Organized Crime Task Force
  • Major Theft Task Force
  • Multi-Agency Gang Task Force
  • Houston Violent Crime Task Force

 

How to Become an FBI Agent in Houston: FBI Requirements in Houston

FBI jobs in Houston and the surrounding cities of Beaumont, Bryan, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Texas City, and Victoria, like other FBI jurisdictions, come with very strict employment requirements. In particular, individuals who want to become an FBI Agent in Houston must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be between the ages of 23 and 36 (Veterans may qualify if they are older than 37.)
  • Hold a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Hold a four-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have at least 2 years of professional work experience
  • Undergo an FBI background investigation
  • Pass a physical fitness evaluation and a medical examination

Individuals who want to learn more about FBI requirements in Houston can visit the FBI website or contact the FBI Houston Division field office or one of the Resident Agency offices of the Houston Division.

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