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How We Hire

The More Prepared You Are, the Better

To carry out our mission and our work, all CIA professionals must live up to the highest standards of integrity. With this in mind, we carefully vet every candidate who hopes to join CIA.

Our hiring process may be lengthy, but it could lead to an exciting career where you can make a difference for our country.

We want all our candidates to move through the hiring process with confidence and ease.

Minimum Requirements

For us to consider you for a job at CIA, you must be:

  • Physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • A U.S. citizen (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
  • Able to successfully complete security and medical evaluations, including a background investigation, a polygraph interview, and a physical and psychological examination
  • Registered for the Selective Service
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Hiring Process

Our hiring process includes the following steps:

  • Submit your resume via MyLINK
  • Receive an invitation to apply for a specific position
  • Successfully complete screening, testing, and interviews
  • Receive a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE)
  • Successfully complete and submit COE paperwork (SF-86, etc.)
  • Successfully complete security and medical evaluations as part of the clearance process
  • Receive official job offer and onboarding information
  • Onboard
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Veteran Benefits and Opportunities

Your previous military service could qualify you to continue serving the Nation at CIA. We are proud to support our service members through special employment opportunities and benefits exclusive to veterans.

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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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