Collection Management Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 14, 2022
Closes
Aug 21, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Collection Management Officer at CIA, you will drive the collection of foreign intelligence and actively manage the two-way dialogue between U.S. intelligence consumers and the Directorate of Operations (DO). You will evaluate the foreign intelligence collected by the DO to ensure the DO is providing U.S. foreign policy and national security decision-makers with timely, accurate, clear, and concise reporting in a manner that safeguards sensitive intelligence sources and methods.

Collection Management Officers use a combination of formal training and independent learning to develop and maintain subject matter expertise on current and looming country- and region-specific issues and/or transnational issues such as counterterrorism, counter proliferation, and cyber. This subject matter expertise enables Collection Management Officers to understand intelligence needs and identify clandestine collection opportunities that meet the priority requirements of U.S. foreign intelligence consumers.

Opportunities exist for Collection Management Officers to serve in multi-year assignments overseas or they can spend most or all of their career serving in the Washington, DC, area.

All DO officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work - as one team. DO 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
  • Present clandestine intelligence information clearly and accurately in writing and verbally.
  • Apply expertise in operational tradecraft, counterintelligence, and risk management to Directorate of Operations intelligence collection operations.
  • Deal effectively, comfortably, and confidently with people at all levels of responsibility, authority, and rank.
  • Multitask to manage time and priorities.
  • View challenge and uncertainty as opportunity.
  • Interest in seeking answers and maintaining expertise on the full spectrum of intelligence priorities within their area or assignment (i.e. possess a high-level intellectual curiosity).
  • Ability to lead teams and work independently.


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/