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Our Agency’s hiring needs change to keep pace with the dynamic national security landscape.

Staff Operations Officers provide integration between CIA Headquarters and Directorate of Operations field offices, program management, and operational case management to drive clandestine operations

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $67,122 - $102,166*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Foreign language bonus eligible

Data Engineers work with data consumers to create and populate optimal data architectures, structures, and systems to meet CIA’s business needs.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $69,287 - $145,617
  • Bachelor's or master's degree
  • Opportunities for domestic travel are possible

Science, Technology, and Weapons Analysts conduct intelligence analysis on foreign weapons capabilities and proliferation, cyber warfare, and emerging technologies.  

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $90,672 - $ 172,075
  • Bachelor's or master's degree
  • Foreign language bonus eligible
  • Opportunities for foreign and domestic travel are possible

Psychiatrists help the CIA mission where it intersects with psychiatric and broader behavioral issues and provide medical care to Agency employees, dependents, and other Agency sponsored people.

  • Full time
  • Salary: $306,600
  • Active, unrestricted license as a physician in one or more states
  • Psychiatry certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Ability to maintain clinical psychiatry practice for min.  96 hrs/year

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Our Mission

We preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence, producing analysis, and conducting covert action as directed by the president.

Our Organization

Our women and men serve in a variety of dynamic offices. They use their deep expertise, profound talent, and patriotic calling to protect our country.

Our Legacy

We are the Nation’s premier intelligence agency, shaped by our resilient past. Could you be part of our future? Let our legacy inspire you.

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Accommodations and Accessibility

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need accommodations for any reason during the hiring process, our Reasonable Accommodations Staff can help.

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