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Automotive Mechanic

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

Agency-wide Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
  • Able to complete security and medical evaluations
  • Registered for the Selective Service

About the Job

As an Automotive Mechanic for CIA, you will serve as a leader in a unique environment with an accomplished, diverse team providing a full range of corrective repairs and preventative maintenance on a variety of different vehicle types across the country and around the world.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the establishment of work priorities and set repair schedules
  • Purchase parts and services required to maintain vehicles
  • Manage a preventative maintenance program for vehicles and equipment
  • Prepare written estimates of repairs and costs
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections
  • Diagnose, assess, analyze, and troubleshoot vehicle and equipment malfunctions and repair problems on all types of vehicles/engines in a variety of situations
  • Support emergency repair requests

All work is conducted through the proper selection and use of tools, equipment, devices, manuals, references, and efficient procedures and techniques, and may require use of all types of welding equipment.

A career as a CIA Automotive Mechanic may require requires a commitment to serve wherever the mission requires, including worldwide deployment to sometimes harsh and dangerous environments. Throughout your career you must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long-term organizational requirements.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years or more of relevant automotive work experience gained either in the military or private sector
  • Extensive knowledge of operating systems used in motor vehicles and experience using tools and technical manuals
  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical malfunctions, maintain logs and write routine correspondence
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to meet minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Certification from an accredited technical college

Desired Qualifications

  • Commercial Driver’s License, Class A (CDL-A)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Medium/Heavy Truck – Master’s or equivalent (vocational training program)
  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repair of zero-emissions vehicles