Directorate of Operations Language Officer

The Central Intelligence Agency


Apply 793 Work Schedule: Full Time Salary: $52,668 - $96,750 Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area The Directorate of Operations (DO) is a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Minimum requirements for a DO position include: US citizenship at the time of application (dual national US citizens are eligible) Personal integrity A four year college/university degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered) Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills The ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and DO DO Language Officers receive specialized training to acquire an understanding of clandestine operations tradecraft and to maintain and/or advance their foreign language skills. Classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience is all part of the training process. Language Officer (LO) DO Language Officers perform a critical and dynamic function within the DO – contributing advanced foreign language skills combined with cultural experience and expertise to producing high-quality, accurate, and timely translations, interpretations, and other language-related support to DO clandestine operations. LOs are key to the success of many foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, cyber, and covert action operations. LOs have native or near-native level fluency in one or more of the following languages: Arabic Chinese Dari Korean Pashto Persian/Farsi Russian Somali LOs generally are assigned to the Washington, DC area, but have opportunities for overseas travel. Opportunities for LOs to serve multi-year postings overseas are very limited and these positions are highly competitive. Ready to Apply? The hiring process for DO positions can take 12 months or longer to complete. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation. To be considered suitable for CIA 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 medical and security processing. Applicants submitting an application for a DO career should attach a copy of their college transcript(s) and also a cover letter (not exceeding two pages in length double spaced with 12 point font) that addresses all of the following: Why are you interested in a career with the CIA? Why are you interested in a career with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations (DO)? What characteristics and experiences distinguish you from other applicants to the DO? What other careers are you considering and why? Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing. To Apply: If you are ready to apply, save this position (Clandestine Operations: Language Officer) in the job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click “Apply Now” before closing the browser window. After clicking “Apply Now” you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process. Application Instructions An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force. Apply Posted: Jun 19, 2015 11:14 AM Last Updated: Jun 19, 2015 11:14 AM

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