Analytic Methodologist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 17, 2019
Closes
Oct 25, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an Analytic Methodologist for the CIA, you will develop and apply analytic methods to add rigor and precision to intelligence analysis and collection. You will support Agency analysis through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research; and communicate your findings via a broad range of written intelligence products and verbal presentations.
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Responsibilities

As an Analytic Methodologist for the CIA, you will develop and apply analytic methods to add rigor and precision to intelligence analysis and collection. You will support Agency analysis through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research; and communicate your findings via a broad range of written intelligence products and verbal presentations.

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.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/analytical/analytic-methodologist.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/analytic-methodologist.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (some offices will accept highly qualified candidates with bachelor's degrees).
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of these fields:
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
    • Econometrics
    • GIS/remote sensing
    • Operations research
    • Computer or mathematical programming
    • Demography
    • Survey research, design and analysis
    • Gaming
    • Modeling
  • 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/analytic-methodologist.html

Education

  • Advanced degree (some offices will accept highly qualified candidates with bachelor's degrees).
  • GPA of at least 3.0 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/index.html

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/analytic-methodologist.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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