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Multi-Discipline Security Officer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

As a Multi-Discipline Security Officer at CIA, you will collect and analyze information about risks to CIA people, facilities, information, and operations. You will provide security advice and guidance to mission customers to protect intelligence programs, sources, and methods. Officers have the opportunity to develop and hone your analytic and communication skills across all security disciplines in order to protect the CIA and our nation.

Multi-Discipline Security Officers learn the business of security through a system of training and developmental assignments that will expose you to a wide variety of security disciplines, including personnel (e.g. background investigations, security adjudications), physical and technical (e.g. risk assessments of facilities), cyber (e.g. cyber defense), and protective security (e.g. executive and VIP protection), and skills in program management and acquisitions security. Throughout your career, you may also be involved with the collection, analysis, and reporting of security or counterintelligence related information; resource management; security policy; and working with other Intelligence Community and U.S. Government partners. Both classroom and on-the-job training is provided, most of which is in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. You must also be willing to take training in firearms, defensive tactics, driving, and CPR.

Assignment to a particular job occurs every two to four years through a competitive open vacancy process. You have the opportunity to develop your career in a way that best meets your needs and desires by applying to the jobs that interest you; however, you must also be willing to accept positions and develop skills to meet the mission needs of CIA.

Starting positions are located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, but opportunities to serve elsewhere in the United States and overseas exist as your career and abilities develop.


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.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree; there is no preferred major or program of study.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytic skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • High levels of trustworthiness, integrity and loyalty to the United States.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.
Desired Qualifications
  • Professional certifications in physical security, personnel security, cyber protection, or acquisition disciplines.


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree; there is no preferred major or program of study.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances.

Additional information

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