Homeland Security Investigations looking to recruit female special agents

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Department of Homeland Security aims to recruit more women to become agents

DETROIT – The U.S Department of Homeland Security Investigations is looking to recruit women to become special agents.

The deadline to apply is approaching fast; Thursday, May 6th.

This is just one of the ways the agency is showing how it’s committed to diversity -- literally having an open call for women who want to be in the agency.

Sarah Pettey and Lisa Keith are two special agents working with the department of Homeland Security Investigations.

“I always knew that I wanted to be a special agent, since I was a little kid,” said Agent Keith.

“I was very lucky. I knew what I wanted to do at a very young age,” said Agent Pettey.

The Agency is now opening the door to recruit more women into the department -- a career filled with opportunity

“I think that it’s the greatest thing to ever happen to me” said Agent Keith

Agent Pettey said the job itself could have its ups and downs

“This is a very challenging job and I don’t mean in a difficult way. It’s never the same. That’s what I love about it,” Agent Pettey insisted.

But as Agent Keith explains, the benefits are well worth it.

“There are opportunities to travel, live in foreign countries. There’s is a whole vast array of subject matter that you can get involved in,” Agent Keith added.

In a male dominated profession, these agents want it to be known that all women all welcome inside of the department.

“Yes, women can do this job. We come from all different walks of life, all different types of personalities, you don’t have to be one type of a mold of a woman to do this job,” Special Agent Pettey concluded.

And because of the nature of the job, there’s a very small window to apply to become a special agent. The deadline is Thursday, May 6th. To apply click here.

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Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.