INDEPENDENCE — On April 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the FBI's Cleveland Division will be hosting a Diversity Agent Recruiting information session at the Holiday Inn, 6001 Rockside Road in Independence.

Special agents from the FBI will be available to discuss career opportunities and promote diversity employment within the FBI. The FBI is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Special Agent. The DAR event will discuss the rewards of pursuing an exciting career as an FBI Special Agent and the role a diverse workforce plays in the continued success of the FBI.

"Our nation faces increasingly more complex threats worldwide on a daily basis," Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony said. "To continue to address new and emerging threats, the FBI is seeking additional qualified candidates as Special Agents. We are striving to enhance our multi-cultural and female special agent population, specifically looking for eligible candidates possessing backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, math, and law, among other areas. This DAR event will provide information about an exciting career opportunity with the FBI."

The FBI recruitment event seeks highly qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens, between 23 and 36 years of age who possess at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

The DAR recruiting information session is free and by invitation. Interested candidates should visit our website at www.fbijobs.gov, click on "Apply to Jobs", search "DAR" and choose "DAR Cleveland Talent Network". After completing the questionnaire, qualified candidates will receive an invitation to the event.

The FBI investigates more than 300 violations of federal law. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Some of the preferred skill areas include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Foreign Languages (Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, etc.); law; certified public accountants; attorneys; detectives; military (specifically Special Forces, Explosives, WMD and Intelligence Experts); and pilots (helicopter, fixed wing).

Additional information regarding the qualifications as a Special Agent, as well as other FBI career opportunities can be found at www.fbijobs.gov.