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The CIA and You, Analytical Positions
At the CIA, we provide finished intelligence to policymakers for decisions of national importance. Our analysts are skilled subject-matter experts who study and evaluate information from many sources. From this information, they develop useable and meaningful intelligence assessments for the highest levels of government. CIA analysts monitor and assess foreign political developments, leadership, economic issues, military threats and science and technology.
Counterintelligence (CI) analysts identify, monitor and analyze the efforts of foreign intelligence entities against US persons, activities and interests, including the threats posed by emerging technologies to US operations and interests. Their efforts support US policymakers and provide tactical analysis and advice for clandestine operations by producing strategic analysis. They also produce a range of current and longer-term intelligence products, and brief key US policymakers. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden their professional ties through academic study, contacts and attendance at professional meetings. They may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to their areas of responsibility. Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic and management training, and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.
*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.
Minimum requirements include a master`s degree in international affairs, national security, international business, electrical engineering, foreign area studies or political science. Undergraduate candidates with exceptional regional expertise or analytical skills, language capabilities and work experience will also be considered. All candidates must possess excellent analytical, written and oral English communications skills, and a strong ability to think creatively when approaching issues. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines are also needed. Foreign language proficiency and foreign area knowledge gained through study, travel or work abroad are desirable, and a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is 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.
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Posted: 2007-04-21 17:37
Last Updated: 2008-02-21 15:12
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