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Posted by: Central Intelligence Agency on Nov 28, 2022


Location:

Washington , DC

Job Description:

Summary
Operations Officers clandestinely spot, assess, develop, recruit, and handle non-U.S. citizens with access to foreign intelligence vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security decision-makers.

This job is open to the public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency:
U.S. citizens (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible). This job requires a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

Duties
As an Operations Officer for the CIA, you will focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling non-U.S. citizens with access to foreign intelligence vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security decision-makers. You will be expected to build relationships based on rapport and trust using sound judgment, integrity, and the ability to assess character and motivation.

Operation Officers spend most of their careers serving in multi-year assignments in a variety of overseas locations. As such, all Operation Officers must be able to be medically cleared for world wide deployment. All Operations Officers address a highly diverse and dynamic set of intelligence requirements on country- and region-specific issues, as well as transnational issues such as counterterrorism, counter proliferation, and cyber.

All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work - as one team. Operations Officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through a series of interim assignments. Following successful completion of the foundational training, each DO officer will transition into advanced training activity to prepare them to serve effectively in their respective career occupational specialty.

Our physical requirements for training are as follows:

Operate a motor vehicle without second-party assistance in daytime and nighttime conditions.
Traverse uneven terrain, to include climbing and descending­­­ staircases, over fixed minimum distances and in varying weather conditions.
Work non-traditional or erratic schedules.
Make reasoned decisions under time constraints.
This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must apply online, while in the United States.
You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four-year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a U.S. college or university).
At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred.
Personal integrity.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Action- and results-oriented.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and the Directorate of Operations.
Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.

Desired Qualifications
Willingness and ability to establish strong personal relationships.
Ability to "think on your feet" and develop creative yet practical solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems.
Interest in seeking answers, learning foreign languages, and studying other cultures.
Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to deal with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.

Education
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four-year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a U.S. college or university).
At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred.
Additional information
For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

https://www.cia.gov/careers

Security Clearance:

None

Travel Requirements:

Moderate

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About Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is an independent agency, responsible to the President through the DCI, and accountable to the American people through the intelligence oversight committees of the U.S. Congress. CIA's mission is to support the President, the National Security Council, and all officials who make and execute the U.S. national security policy by: Providing accurate, comprehensive, and timely foreigh intelligence on national security topics; and Conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security, as directed by the President.

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