Operations Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Operations Officer for the CIA, you will focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling non-U.S. citizens with access to foreign intelligence vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security decision-makers. You will be expected to build relationships based on rapport and trust using sound judgment, integrity, and the ability to assess character and motivation.

Operation Officers spend most of their careers serving in multi-year assignments in a variety of overseas locations. As such, all Operation Officers must be able to be medically cleared for world wide deployment. All Operations Officers address a highly diverse and dynamic set of intelligence requirements on country- and region-specific issues, as well as transnational issues such as counterterrorism, counter proliferation, and cyber.

All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work - as one team. Operations Officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through a series of interim assignments. Following successful completion of the foundational training, each DO officer will transition into advanced training activity to prepare them to serve effectively in their respective career occupational specialty.

Our physical requirements for training are as follows:
  • Operate a motor vehicle without second-party assistance in daytime and nighttime conditions.
  • Traverse uneven terrain, to include climbing and descending­­­ staircases, over fixed minimum distances and in varying weather conditions.
  • Work non-traditional or erratic schedules.
  • Make reasoned decisions under time constraints.
This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. 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.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

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 U.S. college or university).
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred.
  • Personal integrity.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Action- and results-oriented.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and the Directorate of Operations.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.
Desired Qualifications
  • Willingness and ability to establish strong personal relationships.
  • Ability to "think on your feet" and develop creative yet practical solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems.
  • Interest in seeking answers, learning foreign languages, and studying other cultures.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to deal with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.


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 U.S. college or university).
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred.


Additional information

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

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/