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  • Accountants use their skills in challenging and rewarding areas such as: financial statement compilation and analysis; general ledger review and analysis; and payroll and tax accounting.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $74,318- $129,759*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Bachelor's Degree

    Administrative Professionals perform internal and external customer service duties ranging from routine to complex clerical, secretarial, enterprise, and administrative work.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $53,105 - $89,069*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • High School Diploma or GED

    Project Manager’s apply their engineering or scientific expertise to design, acquire, and deliver new and innovative satellite systems in support of CIA’s mission to collect foreign intelligence.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $64,957 – $172,075*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Foreign language bonus eligible
    • Opportunities for travel are possible

    Analytic Methodologists develop methods to add rigor to intelligence analysis and collection through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $62,733 - $183,500
    • Advanced degree; some offices will accept candidates with a bachelor's
    • Foreign language bonus eligible

    Antennas and Propagation Engineers provide technical expertise in antenna design, propagation, and measurement for the advancement of CIA mission objectives.

    • Full Time
    • Starting Salary: $61,947 -$164,102*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Foreign Language Bonus Eligible
    • Opportunities for domestic travel are possible

    Applications Developers analyze, develop and deploy information/software systems to enhance CIA’s capabilities to collect, produce, and disseminate intelligence.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $69,287 - $172,075
    • Bachelor's degree

    Architects/Facilities Project Managers provide tailored products and services, taking projects from conception to occupancy. You may support procurement activities and building support services.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $69,287-$141,884
    • Bachelor's degree

    Artificial Intelligence Specialists apply their expertise to collection platforms, including edge processing and autonomous systems, in the exploitation of data from sophisticated collection systems.

    • Full time
    • Starting Salary: $64,957 - $172,075*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Bachelor’s preferably in a quantitative science, engineering, or STEM field
    • Foreign Language Bonus Eligible
    • Opportunities for travel are possible

    Attorneys practice at the intersection of law and advanced technology.

    • Full-Time
    • $78,592 - $183,500
    • Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Active bar membership (any US jurisdiction)

    Automotive Mechanics provide a full range of corrective repairs and preventative maintenance on a variety of different vehicle types across the country and around the world.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $35.17 - $41.06 per hour
    • High school diploma or GED

    Autonomous Systems and Robotics Specialist apply their expertise to research and design autonomous robotic capabilities to collect data.

    • Full time
    • Starting salary: $72,030 - $170,800*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Bachelor’s in a quantitative science, engineering, or other STEM field
    • Foreign Language Bonus eligible
    • Opportunities for travel are possible

    Power sources engineers and scientists provide technical expertise in a wide variety of power technologies for the advancement of CIA mission objectives.

    • Full-Time
    • Starting salary: $61,947 -$164,102*
    • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
    • Degree
    • Foreign Language Bonus Eligible
    • Opportunities for domestic travel are possible
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