Science, Technology, and Weapons Analyst

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Science, Technology, and Weapons (STW) Analyst for the CIA, you will apply your scientific and technical expertise to analyze foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies. You will work closely with regional specialists, military analysts, collection officers, and other Intelligence Community professionals to provide accurate, all-source estimates of foreign intentions and capabilities to senior decision makers.
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Responsibilities

You will draw upon your technical expertise to evaluate the threat that a weapon or technology might present to US interests. You will communicate your findings to policy and operational decision makers via a broad range of written intelligence products and verbal presentations. You will need to use your technical expertise, initiative, creativity, critical thinking, and strong communication and interpersonal skills on a daily basis to solve complex intelligence problems and drive intelligence collection efforts.

Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic and management training and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden professional ties through academic study, contacts, and attendance at professional meetings. You may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to your areas of responsibility.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree, or experience in one or more of these fields:
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Bioengineering/biomedical engineering
    • Biological sciences
    • Biotechnology and microbiology
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer science
    • Electrical engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Physical sciences
    • Physics
    • Remote sensing/GIS
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Interest in international affairs.
  • Awareness of US national security interests.
  • Foreign language capability.
  • Strong verbal presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text.
  • Research experience in international affairs.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Interest in a career that requires regular writing assignments.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

Education

  • Bachelor's or master's degree, or experience in one or more of these fields:
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Bioengineering/biomedical engineering
    • Biological sciences
    • Biotechnology and microbiology
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Computer engineering
    • Computer science
    • Electrical engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Physical sciences
    • Physics
    • Remote sensing/GIS
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

Benefits

Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. To learn more about CIA benefits, click the following link: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

Other Information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/science-technology-and-weapons-analyst.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions. Please address why you want to work as an analyst and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Two (2) different writing samples, three to five pages (3-5) each, single-spaced PDF. Submit papers that showcase your writing style, research abilities and critical thinking skills. Subject matter should focus on your current areas of expertise that relate to your interest in positions at the CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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