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Resource Analyst

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Resource Analysts tee up internal business decisions, develop and implement program analysis methodologies to better evaluate mission impact, formulate and justify CIA's budget requests, assess key expenditure areas to identify efficiencies and adjust priorities, oversee operating year spending, and drive year-round strategic resource planning to inform decision making and convey mission impact.

CIA expects its officers to operate as a team and inclusively leverage expertise to accomplish mission. Therefore, Resource Analysts work closely not only within their assigned component but also with stakeholders and decision makers across CIA, the Intelligence Community, the White House, and Congress.

You will be introduced to the CIA through embedded assignments with mission managers to help you acclimate to the resource analyst profession, leveraging any professional expertise you developed prior to starting your CIA career. Together with the specialized training intended to build your CIA resource analysis tradecraft, these assignments will help forge a strong understanding of the mission impacts underpinning CIA's tactical budget formulation and its more strategic, out-year resource planning. Successively more complex assignments in a variety of mission areas will build your acumen as a well-rounded intelligence officer and resource management professional.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national US 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.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Prior experience as a public sector budget, program, or resource analyst
  • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to explain complex technical program issues to non-technical customers, often on short notice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working both independently and on teams
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation


  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Business management
    • Finance
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Public Policy/Public Administration
    • Marketing
    • Business Information Systems/Management Information Systems
    • Or, any major that requires students to develop and apply critical thinking, analysis, and writing skills
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances

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