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Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologists work with highly motivated individuals locally and overseas. You will build on your established clinical competence to learn additional clinical and operational skills.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $116,788 - $138,868
  • Ph.D or Psy.D in Psychology from an APA accredited institution
  • Opportunities for domestic and/or overseas travel are possible

About the Job

As a Clinical Psychologist working for the CIA, you will have an opportunity to participate in a diverse range of clinical psychology duties throughout your career, to include conducting assessments, providing clinical intervention, offering consultations throughout the organization, and training our highly motivated officers throughout their careers.

Work opportunities include both domestic and overseas support to clinical and operational activities; travel tempo varies across the positions, but occasional domestic travel is required, and overseas travel is also possible.

We are seeking highly skilled psychologists who consider themselves to be general practitioners, with the flexibility and willingness to work in a wide range of practice environments and to continue to broaden their knowledge base. A variety of psychological and non-psychological training will be provided.

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

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited institution
  • Active state license in clinical psychology in good standing
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Experience in assessment, report writing, clinical intervention, consultation, and briefing/teaching
  • Willingness to work in a range of clinical psychology activities throughout your career
  • Willingness to travel
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience traveling or living overseas
  • Foreign language skills

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Copy of any professional certificates/licenses
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • At least one professional reference with full name and contact information