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Technical Operations Officer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

As a Technical Operations Officer for CIA, you will apply creative solutions to complex and often difficult technical and operational problems. Technical Operations Officers provide high-quality, timely, and professional services and technical support in a wide range of areas: analog, digital, and satellite communications; video and image enhancement; coding and decoding devices; and various aspects of computer technology.

Using specialized equipment, you will train others in equipment use, satisfy field operations requirements, prepare reports, familiarize non-technical people with technical capabilities, and conduct hands-on work while traveling worldwide. As a member of a multi-discipline team, you will utilize your creative problem-solving skills to find unconventional technical solutions to challenging on-going operational requirements in non-traditional environments. You may also find yourself in a work element where you are required to draw upon your skills in design and fabrication on a daily basis.

Opportunities may exist for foreign travel, technical and management training, and assignments in other offices within the CIA.


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
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Additive manufacturing/Rapid prototyping
    • Analog design and circuits
    • Battery and power technology
    • CAD/CADD drafting and design technology
    • Digital signal processing design and programming
    • Electromagnetic fields, antennas, and propagation
    • Fabrication skills in a prototype environment project/program management
    • Fiber optics and cable communications
    • Graphic design and visual communication
    • Industrial design and fabrication
    • Network security and engineering
    • Programming (C, C++, Internet, Windows 3.X/95/NT applications development, interrupt processing/service routines, device drivers, RS-232 communication applications)
    • Project/program management
    • Signal processing and analysis
    • System architecting
    • Systems engineering
    • Prototype design and fabrication
    • Audio design and circuits
    • Voice/data communications (satellite, RF, wireless, and telecommunications networks)
  • Self-starter attitude with initiative
  • Creativity
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a group
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree


  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer science
    • Engineering disciplines (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Aerospace, Nuclear, etc.)
    • Material science
    • Mathematics/Statistics
    • Physics
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale

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