Seattle is home to Washington State’s FBI field office. In Washington, many FBI jobs involve partnering with the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unit of the Department of Homeland Security. The office also investigates cases involving fraud, counterfeit goods, drug and people trafficking, homicide, child sexual exploitation and domestic violence.

Becoming an FBI Special Agent in Washington

Candidates wishing to become an FBI agent in Washington must:
1. Be a citizen of the U.S. or U.S. territory.
2. Have been a resident of the U.S. for three of the past five years.
3. Have a U.S. driver’s licence and 6 months of driving experience.
4. Have at least a four year bachelor’s degree from an approved school.
5. Have at least three years of relevant work experience.
6. Partake in 20 weeks of rigorous training in Virginia if chosen.
7. Move anywhere if instructed to by the FBI.
8. Have a willingness to work long hours and overtime if employed.
9. Carry a firearm all the time if hired.

Applications can be made on the FBI’s website. The Seattle Field Office can also be contacted at 1110 3rd Avenue, or phoned on (206) 622-0460.