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Published:May 26th, 2007 15:06 EST
The CIA Needs Operational Psychologist

The CIA Needs Operational Psychologist

By SOP newswire

Responsible for providing behavioral science consultancy to the Intelligence Community, the major activities involved in this role include psychological testing and behavioral assessment; customized training/consultation on topics related to cross-cultural personality assessment; and applied research.

Minimum requirements include a PhD or PsyD in psychology (clinical, counseling or other areas emphasizing assessments), as well as at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Cross-cultural experience and a very strong emphasis on personality assessment and case consultation skills are also needed. Candidates must also be licensed or license eligible and have completed an APA-approved graduate program/internship. An interest in foreign cultures, a background in cross-cultural issues and a willingness to live and travel overseas are essential. Fluency in a foreign language and/or experience living overseas is a plus but is not required.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, 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.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

Posted: 2007-04-21 18:19
Last Updated: 2007-04-23 10:35
Last Reviewed: 2007-04-21 18:19