April 17th, 2008 04:06 EST
The CIA, Scientists, Engineers & Technology
In today’s world of ever-changing challenges, it is more important than ever for the CIA to stay ahead of fast-paced global technology developments. The classified work we are presently undertaking allows us to meet the Agency’s foreign intelligence mission through leadership in a wide range of scientific and technical disciplines. This is truly a unique opportunity for scientific and engineering experts to look beyond a commercial, product-driven mindset to goal-oriented, highly focused work of significant national importance.
The Directorate of Intelligence (DI) seeks engineers and scientists to analyze challenging national security issues, such as foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation, information warfare and emerging technologies. These engineers and scientists will serve as professional intelligence officers, applying their scientific and technical knowledge to solving complex intelligence problems, and presenting their assessments to senior policymakers. This work demands initiative, creativity, analytical skills and technical expertise. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden 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 travel, language training, analytic and management training, and assignments in other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.
*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree in: Aerospace Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Nuclear Engineering; Physics; Mathematics; Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Biological Sciences; Biotechnology and Microbiology; Physical Sciences; or Remote Sensing/GIS. Applicants must also possess strong written and oral English communications skills. 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.