Paramilitary Operations Officer / Specialized Skills Officer

The Central Intelligence Agency

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Apply 795 Work Schedule: Full Time Salary: $59,689 – $82,840 Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area Directorate of Operations (DO) Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers serve at CIA Headquarters and overseas focusing on intelligence operations and activities in support of US policy objectives in hazardous and austere overseas environments. DO Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers receive training in the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through interim assignments alongside their DO colleagues. Following successful completion of foundational training Paramilitary Operations Officers will transition into advanced training as a DO Operations Officer and Specialized Skills Officers will receive specialized training and on-the-job experience to prepare them to use their media, technical, and/or military experience (including aviation, maritime or psychological warfare skills) to conduct and/or directly support CIA operations. Paramilitary Operations Officers must have: A bachelor's degree Military special operations or combat arms experience (ground, air or maritime) Served in combat leadership positions Previous foreign travel and foreign language proficiency is highly valued On a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the CIA, Paramilitary Operations Officers can have the under 36 years of age requirement for Core Collector candidates waived. Specialized Skills Officers must have: A bachelor's degree Background in aviation, maritime, military psychological warfare and/or information operations Communications, business and counterintelligence experience is highly valued 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? 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 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 (Directorate of Operations Paramilitary Operations Officer/Specialized Skills 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: May 12, 2009 11:45 AM Last Updated: Jun 19, 2015 11:14 AM

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