Those seeking to work at the Nebraska NBI should follow the Bureau’s motto: Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity. The Omaha Division primary objective is stopping terrorism. This Division also has many agents devoted to catching computer hackers, hostile foreign agents and other counterintelligence missions. They also pursue white-collar criminals and corrupt public officials.
The Nebraska FBI’s Special Agent Careers
The Omaha Regional Headquarters oversees Nebraska’s operations, covering both Nebraska and Iowa. There are also three more satellite offices in Grand Island, Lincoln, and North Platte. Agents cover areas including accounting, law, information technology, and engineering. Special Agents are also employed by the Nebraska Division and they fulfil the following specialties:
1. A Specialized Weapons and Tactics Team: This 12-agent team (better known as SWAT) infiltrates secured facilities, has high level training with various weapons, and includes a Hostage Rescue Team.
2. A Computer Analysis and Response Team: This team deals with computer forensics. They gather digital evidence from electronic devices to a standard that can be used in court.
3. Evidence Response Teams: This team gathers evidence from crime scenes, right down to the tiniest shreds. The Omaha Division has two ERT with eight total Agents and they work with the FBI Laboratory.
4. Hazardous Materials: This team deals with nuclear, biological, radiological, or chemical situations. They cooperate with local law enforcement and Weapons of Mass Destruction experts.
5. Linguistics: These specialists translate audio recordings, documents and live interviews.
6. Bomb Recovery and Analysis: This unit gathers evidence from and dismantles bombs. There are two BA Agents in Nebraska, and they cooperate with the Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
Becoming an FBI Agent in Nebraska
There are very stringent entry requirements for entry to the FBI in Montana. Candidates must:
1. Be a citizen of the U.S. or U.S. territory.
2. Be between the ages of 23 and 37 (although veterans may still be eligible).
3. Have at least a four year bachelor’s degree from an approved school.
4. Have at least three years of relevant work experience.
5. Have a valid U.S. drivers licence.
6. Pass and FBI background check.
7. Pass an FBI medical exam including vision and hearing tests.
8. Pass a drug test.
9. Pass rigorous fitness testing.
10. Not have defaulted on student loans.
11. Have not committed a felony offence.