Out of the FBI’s 56 field offices in the U.S., three are in New York (Albany, Buffalo and New York City). There are many various jobs in these areas, dealing with national security and major crime. Agents are responsible for evidence gathering in line with the law so that facts might be presented to court in criminal cases. Specialised units in the New York offices include:
1. Evidence recovery and processing (ERT).
2. Computer forensics and analysis.
3. Tactical support and crisis response.
4. Bomb Recovery Analysis.
5. Hazardous materials control and analysis (HAZMAT).
Becoming an FBI Agent in New York
Special Agents are responsible for managing investigations under the dictates of federal statutes. In order to become and FBI Agent, applicants must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen.
2. Be between the ages of 23 and 37.
3. Have at least a four year degree from an accredited school.
4. Have three or more years of relevant work experience.
5. Ability to go anywhere as assigned by the FBI.
Those seeking to become Special Agents must also specialise in one of the following:
2. Computer science.
Applicants will train for twenty weeks at Quantico, VA., with training in academia, mock cases, weapons training and other operational skills. Professional staff jobs in New York include the following:
1. Intelligence analysis.
2. Information technology.
3. Applied science.
5. Business management.
6. FBI police.
7. Investigative support and surveillance.
Applications can be made at one of New York’s field offices or online via the FBI’s website.
Responsibilities and Jobs in New York Field Offices for FBI Agents
New York City
The FBI office was opened in Manhattan in 1908 at the same time as the FBI was created. To this day, it’s still one of the three biggest field offices in the country with an investigative jurisdiction that covers eight counties, including New York’s five boroughs plus LaGuardia and JFK International Airports, along with five satellite offices.
The New York office also has its own Crisis Negotiation who deal in hostage situations, and a Global Response team who participate in foreign investigations. New York the Joint Terrorism Task Force’s home base. This unit was put together in 1980 and given more responsibilities after 9/11. The unit includes over 300 investigators covering 49 local, state and federal agencies.
In 2013, the New York office put away a top member of the Gambino gang family for life. They also apprehended three foreign cyber criminals to spread a computer virus to over a million devices.
There are 32 counties in the North of New York State, with eight satellite offices. Albany has a Special Agent who gives emergency medical care during special missions or crisis situations.
The Buffalo field office includes 17 counties in the west of New York State, with three satellite offices. It has been pivotal in convicting child sex criminals, someone who was committing fraud against their employer, and another doing loan application fraud.