Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />As an Operations Officer for the CIA, you will focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling non-US citizens with access to foreign intelligence vital to US 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.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement.<br /><br />For further information and to apply, please visit: https: www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/core-collector.html <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 50% or Greater.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).</li> <li>All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.</li> <li>All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> For further information and to apply, please visit: https: www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/core-collector.html <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b>Minimum Qualifications:</b> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a 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).</li> <li>GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred.</li> <li>Personal integrity.</li> <li>Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).</li> <li>Action- and results-oriented.</li> <li>Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.</li> <li>Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and the Directorate of Operations.</li> </ul> <b>Desired Qualifications:</b> <ul> <li>Willingness and ability to establish strong personal relationships.</li> <li>Ability to "think on your feet" and develop creative yet practical solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems.</li> <li>Interest in seeking answers, learning foreign languages, and studying other cultures.</li> <li>Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to deal with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds.</li> </ul> For further information and to apply, please visit: https: www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/core-collector.html <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a 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).</li> <li>GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Benefits</strong> <br /><br />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 <br /><br /><strong>Other Information</strong> <br /><br />For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, please visit https: www.cia.gov/careers/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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/core-collector.html <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format only): <ul> <li>Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.</li> <li>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).</li> <li>Qualifications Supplement – in a separate PDF attachment address the following questions: <ul> <li>Why does a career in public service appeal to you (1 paragraph).</li> <li>Why do you wish to work for the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph).</li> <li>Other than the Directorate of Operations, what other career options are of interest to you (1 paragraph).</li> <li>Describe one thing from your academic, military, or professional background that has prepared you for success in the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph).</li> <li>Complete this thought: "I do my best work when…" (1 paragraph).</li> <li>Describe a time when you did not succeed, professionally or academically, and what you learned from that experience (2 paragraphs).</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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