Paramilitary Operations Officer

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Paramilitary Operations Officer (PMOO) for the CIA, you will join a select cadre that is motivated by camaraderie and selfless service. PMOOs lead and manage Covert Action programs, at the direction of President of the United States, and collect Foreign Intelligence vital to national security policy makers.

Successful candidates for this position may be eligible for a one-time hiring bonus of up to 25% of their base pay.
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Responsibilities

As an action and results oriented professional, you will take on demanding responsibility, accept significant personal risk, and maintain accountability for results. PMOOs serve as a distinct occupation in the Directorate of Operations (DO), using their military experience to conduct air, ground and maritime paramilitary operations, covert action as well as intelligence collection in austere and dangerous environments. You are expected to be leaders and program managers, running paramilitary and intelligence operations in the field.

All DO officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work - as one team. DO officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercise, and on-the-job experience. As equal parts Paramilitary and Operations Officers, PMOOs must successfully complete foundational training as a DO Operations Officer.

Additionally, you are required to successfully complete specialized paramilitary training and demonstrate a high level of physical readiness in order to prepare for service in hazardous and austere environments overseas.

PMOOs spend the majority of their careers serving out numerous short-term deployments or multi-year assignments in a variety of overseas locations.

This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement is required. Click here to learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/cmo-specialist.html

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 50% or Greater

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/clandestine/cmo-specialist.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a US college or university).
  • GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale is preferred.
  • Served on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces in either of the following Military Occupations/Career Fields:
    • Special Operations or Combat Arms.
    • Aviation or Aviation related specialties.
  • Successful completion of specialized paramilitary training and demonstrates a high level of physical readiness.
  • Willingness to serve in hazardous and austere environments overseas.
  • Personal integrity and the ability to operate with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as work independently.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and the Directorate of Operations.
Desired Qualifications:
Competitive Paramilitary Operations Officer applicants have:
  • Minimum of 8 years of active duty experience.
  • Served in multiple leadership positions generating a proven record of responsibility and critical decision-making in stressful situations.
  • Experience serving in combat and conducting combat operations; Multiple tours, particularly in leadership positions, are highly desired.
  • Currently on active duty or are in within three years of departure from active duty.
  • Applicants on Reserve or National Guard status, more than 3 years from active duty, are more competitive if they have completed overseas deployments in that timeframe.
Qualifications also considered:
  • Non-combat overseas deployments with real world impact.
  • Foreign language, foreign travel and area knowledge.
  • Experience in advanced combat skills.
  • Experience conducting military/combat diving and underwater operations.
  • Experience conducting military parachute and airborne delivery operations.


Education

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a US college or university).
  • GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale is preferred.


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/clandestine/cmo-specialist.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • Cover letter: please describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and aspirations not evident from your resume, that make you a good candidate for the Directorate of Operations (1 page).
  • Qualifications Supplement - in a separate PDF attachment address the following questions:
    • Why does a career in public service appeal to you (1 paragraph).
    • Why do you wish to work for the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph).
    • Other than the Directorate of Operations, what other career options are of interest to you (1 paragraph).
    • Describe one thing from your academic, military, or professional background that has prepared you for success in the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph).
    • Complete this thought: "I do my best work when..." (1 paragraph).
Describe a time when you did not succeed, professionally or academically, and what you learned from that experience (2 paragraphs).

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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