Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer/Specialized Skills Officer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

The Directorate of Operations (DO) strengthens national security and foreign policy objectives through the clandestine collection of human intelligence (HUMINT), and by conducting covert action as directed by the President. Learn more about the Directorate of Operations at: https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/clandestine-service/

As a Paramilitary Operations Officer/Specialized Skills Officer for the CIA, you will join a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers are distinct occupations in the Directorate of Operations (DO), but together they play a unique role and provide unique capabilities in support of conventional and unconventional operations overseas.

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. Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers must successfully complete foundational training as a DO Operations Officer.

Additionally, Paramilitary Operations Officers are required to successfully complete specialized training to prepare for service in hazardous and austere environments overseas.

Specialized Skills Officers focus on operating and maintaining infrastructure necessary to facilitate and support missions conducted under CIA-unique authorities. You will serve primarily at CIA Headquarters, but there are frequent opportunities for temporary duty travel and/or assignments overseas.

This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement is required.

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

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Responsibilities

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

MAJOR DUTIES

For further 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

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0132 Intelligence

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Conditions of Employment

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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. * GPA of at least 3.0 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 make decisions to meet existing conditions and mission requirements rather than relying on preset assumptions and goal. Desired Qualifications: Competitive Paramilitary Operations Officer applicants have: * Military special operations or combat arms experience (ground, air or maritime). * Experience serving in combat leadership positions. * Willingness to serve in hazardous and austere environments overseas (previous foreign travel and foreign language is valued, but not required). Competitive Specialized Skills Officer applicants have expertise or experience in: * Social communications, media, marketing, technology development, business, finance or legal. * Military aviation and military/merchant maritime industries, military psychological operations, and/or information operations. * Counterintelligence. For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/clandestine/cmo-specialist.html

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.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred.
Additional information

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.

For more information on CIA Careers, visit www.cia.gov/careers *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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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

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Top Secret/SCI

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Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format only):

  • 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 items:
  • 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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How to Apply

To be considered for CIA employment, you must apply online at https://www.cia.gov/careers

For more information on the application instructions, please visit our Application Instructions page at https://www.cia/careers/application-process/application-instructions/

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Phone

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Email

CAREERS@ucia.gov

Address

Central Intelligence Agency Mail Not Accepted Washington, DC US

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Next steps

Our goal is to respond to each applicant within a 45 day period. However, the CIA receives thousands of applications each month and, unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone within that timeframe. If you have not heard from us within 45 days, we will not be offering you a position at this time.

If there is interest in your application, CIA recruiters will initiate contact with you by phone or email. Emails from CIA recruiters will have a .gov extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

Be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life's history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

For more information on the application process, please visit Application Process at https://www.cia/careers/application-process/

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494068800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/15/2018 to 03/14/2019

Salary: $63,991 to $106,012 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 10 - 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent