North Carolina has an FBI Field Office in Charlotte, as well as seven satellite offices in Wilmington, Raleigh, Greensboro, Hickory, Greenville, Fayetteville and Asheville. There are opportunities for individuals who want to be Special Agents as well as support professionals. The North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCISAAC) is where Agents and analysts work together to stop crime and terrorism against the U.S. North Carolina also employs staff for:
1. The Charlotte Joint Terrorism Task Force.
2. The North Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force.
3. The Safe Streets Task Forces in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.
4. The FBI Strategic Partnerships Program.
Becoming an FBI Special Agent in North Carolina
North Carolina residents must be U.S. citizen as well as a U.S. resident for at least three of the past five years, may apply to become Special Agents in North Carolina. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license with 6 months of active driving, a four year bachelor’s degree, be between 23 and 37 years of age, and have three years of relevant work experience.
The FBI is especially interested in individuals who have specialised skills. Preferred educational degrees include:
1. Computer science and information systems.
2. Applied mathematics.
3. Electrical, software or computer engineering.
4. Web development.
5. Cyber security.
Preferring experience includes:
1. Network traffic analysis.
2. Network security auditing.
3. Computer software development.
4. Cyber investigations.
5. Ethical hacking.
Applicants who are fluent in other languages might be exempt from these requirements, especially if they speak Russian, Farsi, Chinese, Spanish, Punjabi, Pashto, Urdu, Arabic and Korean.
Jobs for FBI Agents in North Carolina
This is the Field Office/Division Headquarters for the FBI in NC. It covers Union, Stanly, Montgomery, Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cleveland, Cabarrus, and Anson counties.
This satellite office covers Yancey, Transylvania, Swain, Rutherford, Polk, Mitchell, McDowell, Madison, Macon, Jackson, Henderson, Haywood, Graham, Clay, Cherokee, and Buncombe counties. It also encompasses the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
This resident agency deals with crimes in Wilson, Warren, Wake, Vance, Person, Orange, Nash, Lee, Johnston, Harnett, Halifax, Granville, Franklin, Durham, and Chatham counties.
Hickory covers Wilkes, Watauga, Lincoln, Iredell, Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, and Alexander counties.
This office has jurisdiction over Pender, Onslow, New Hanover, Jones, Duplin, Columbus, Craven, Carteret, Camp LeJeune, Brunswick and Bladen counties.
Agents at Greensboro cover Yadkin, Surry, Stokes, Rowan, Rockingham, Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Caswell and Alamance counties.
Fayetteville deals with Scotland, Sampson, Robeson, Richmond, Moore, Hoke, and Cumberland counties. It also covers Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg.
This satellite office covers Wayne, Washington, Tyrrell, Pitt, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Pamlico, Northampton, Martin, Lenoir, Hyde, Hertford, Greene, Gates, Edgecombe, Dare, Currituck, Chowan, Camden Beaufort and Bertie counties.
North Carolina FBI careers include:
1. Special Agents.
2. Linguists and translators.
3. Intelligence Analysts.
4. Surveillance Specialists.
In North Carolina, FBI Special Agents work in the following specialisations:
1. Computer analysis.
2. Tactical support.
3. Bomb technology.
4. Evidence response team.
5. Hazardous materials.