There is no FBI field office in Vermont, but the state does have two satellite offices in Burlington and Rutland, under the jurisdiction of the Albany, New York field office. The Vermont FBI has dealt with crisis negotiation, explosives analysis, evidence response and recovery, armored car hijacking, digital hacking, homicide, fraud and violence against minors.
Becoming an FBI Special Agent in Vermont
Candidates wishing to become an FBI agent in Vermont 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. Possess a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
5. Have the ability and willingness to work anywhere in the FBI’s jurisdiction.
The following skills and education are required to work as an FBI Special Agent in Vermont:
1. Computer skills including engineering, forensics, security, information technology, hacking and network administration.
2. Sciences including chemistry, biology and physics.
4. Electrical engineering.
9. Detective work.
Applicants can lodge their interest via the FBI website. It can take between six months to a year for the hiring process to occur. Chosen candidates must go to Quantico, VA, to complete 20 weeks of new agent training. Vermont Agents start on a GS 10 entry-level salary of $43,441, as well as a living adjustment 2.83% of the base wage.
Jobs at FBI Field Offices in Vermont
FBI Agents in Vermont are supervised by a Senior Resident Agent in Burlington. They deal with cases in all 14 of Vermont’s counties. This includes:
This covers the Washington, Orleans, Lamoille, Grand Isle, Franklin, Essex, Chittenden, Caledonia and Addison counties of Vermont. Cases investigated include the unsolved disappearance of a teen in 2004, and a serial murderer who killed during 2011 in Vermont, Washington and Alaska.
This covers the Windsor, Windham, Rutland, Orange and Bennington counties of Vermont. Cases investigated include a $1.9 million armoured car theft, the largest in Vermont’s history, and the apprehension of a pastor who facilitated a fugitive’s escape from the country in 2009.