Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />As a Cyber Threat Analyst for the CIA, you will conduct all-source analysis, digital forensics, and targeting to identify, monitor, assess, and counter the threat posed by foreign cyber actors against US information systems, critical infrastructure and cyber-related interests. You will support the President, the National Security Council, and other US policymakers with strategic assessments and provide tactical analysis and advice for operations.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Cyber Threat Analysts apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solving complex intelligence problems, produce short-term and long-term written assessments, and brief US policymakers and the US cyber defense community. This work demands initiative, creativity, analytic skills, and technical expertise. <br /><br />You will also have the opportunity to maintain and broaden your professional ties throughout your career through academic study, collaboration with Intelligence Community peers, and attendance at professional meetings. <br /><br />Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic tradecraft and management training, training to deepen substantive expertise, and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.<br /><br />For further information and to apply, please visit: https: www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/cyber-threat-analyst.html <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<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/science-technology/cyber-threat-analyst.html <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b>Minimum Qualifications:</b> <ul> <li>Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following fields or related studies: <ul> <li>Computer Science</li> <li>Computer Engineering</li> <li>Digital Forensics</li> <li>Cyber Security</li> <li>Telecommunications</li> <li>Information Assurance</li> <li>Security Studies</li> <li>Or, a mix of international and technical studies.</li> </ul> </li> <li>GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred.</li> <li>Ability to work under tight deadlines.</li> <li>Excellent analytic abilities and relevant experience.</li> <li>Strong ability to think creatively when approaching issues.</li> <li>Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.</li> </ul> <b>Desired Qualifications:</b> <ul> <li>Interest in international affairs.</li> <li>Awareness of US national security interests.</li> <li>Foreign language proficiency.</li> <li>Strong verbal presentation skills.</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text.</li> <li>Research experience in international affairs.</li> <li>Ability to work in a team environment.</li> <li>Interest in a career that requires regular writing assignments.</li> </ul> For further information and to apply, please visit: https: www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/cyber-threat-analyst.html <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Bachelor's or Master's degree in one of the following fields or related studies: <ul> <li>Computer Science</li> <li>Computer Engineering</li> <li>Digital Forensics</li> <li>Cyber Security</li> <li>Telecommunications</li> <li>Information Assurance</li> <li>Security Studies</li> <li>Or, a mix of international and technical studies.</li> </ul> </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, 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/science-technology/cyber-threat-analyst.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 preferred): <ul> <li>Resume.</li> <li>Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</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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