Boston encompasses New Hampshire, with satellite offices in Bedford and Portsmouth. In 1986, the FBI put together the New England Terrorist Task Force which includes the New Hampshire State Police.
There are more than 400 agents and support staff employed in the New Hampshire Division, and were internal in the capture of Richard “The Shoe Bomber” Reid in 2001, as well as the investigation of terrorist Mohammed Atta.
Becoming an FBI Agent in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, there are skilled professionals and Special Agents. Anyone working for the FBI myst get an FBI background check in order to receive a Security Clearance. The application process is different depending on an individual’s skills. Some specialised professions include:
1. Intelligence Analysis: These staff employ the use of language, cultural, and historical information to stop foreign threats. Their duties include studying intelligence gathered in the field and from shared databases. They put together intelligence reports which they pass on to government professionals.
2. Information Technology: These staff create technology assets, and give information technology support to law enforcement agencies at both the regional, state, and federal levels. Agents undertaking these roles work with systems analytics, network engineering, database management, and software engineering.
3. Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology: ASET professionals deal with all the most up-to-the-moment technology. They find the most efficient ways to read fingerprints, to identify criminals based on a single strand of hair, and how to eavesdrop on a conversation from hundreds of miles away.
4. Linguistics: Translators help the FBI translate foreign languages and dialects from text, audio, video, and in-person interviews.
5. Business Management: This staff deals with more administrative functions of the FBI, including creating budgets, running human resources, managing salaries, pension funds, and overhead costs.
5. FBI Police: The FBI Police protect agents in the field, guard facilities, providing security for staff, and hardware. Their main job is to deter terrorists and criminals from illegally entering FBI facilities.
6. Investigative Support and Surveillance: Staff in this specialisation collect evidence and intelligence through surveillance. Their main duty is to support counter-terrorism missions and foreign counterintelligence.
New Hampshire Jobs for Special Agents
There are very stringent entry requirements for entry to the FBI in New Hampshire. 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.