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Technical Programs and Policy Expert

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

As a Policy and Plans Expert within CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), you will apply deep innovation expertise to advance science and technology policies that enable our ability to maintain strategic advantage in a rapidly changing world of Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs).

DS&T Policy and Plans Experts typically conduct policy management of cutting-edge innovation while interacting with researchers, project managers, and program managers from other government agencies, academia, industry, and internal entities. Successful Policy and Plans Experts work across the spectrum of policy challenges, applying policy management expertise to today's mission, while keeping the Agency well positioned for the future. DS&T Policy and Plans Experts identify and mitigate risks and threats directly contributing to the Agency's strategic technological goals.


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
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree or comparable work experience is desired
  • Program management certification
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping
    • Advanced data recovery
    • Advanced digital data recovery
    • Analog design and circuits
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Battery and power technology
    • CAD/CADD drafting and design technology
    • Digital currencies
    • Data engineering
    • Data science
    • Digital signal processing design and programming
    • Embedded systems
    • Energy storage technologies
    • Extended reality
    • Fabrication skills in a prototype environment
    • Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
    • Fiber optics and cable communications
    • Graphic design and visual communication
    • High performance computing
    • Human DNA technology or forensics
    • Industrial design and fabrication
    • Machine learning
    • Network engineering
    • Network security
    • Power systems
    • Programming
    • Project/program management
    • Quantum computing
    • Quantum sensors
    • RF communications
    • RF waveform design
    • Satellite communications
    • Signal processing and analysis
    • Software reverse engineering
    • Systems architecting
    • Systems engineering
    • Prototype design and fabrication
    • Audio design and circuits
    • Voice/data communications (satellite, RF, wireless and telecommunications networks)
  • Interest in applying technology to solve challenging problems
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text


  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies (or comparable work experience):
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Bioengineering/biomedical engineering
    • Biological sciences
    • Biotechnology and microbiology
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer science
    • Electrical engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Physical sciences
    • Physics
    • Remote sensing/GIS
    • Science and technology policy
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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