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Data Lifecycle Specialist

Data Lifecycle Specialists enable organizational data management to increase discoverability and facilitate dissemination, ensuring the review and release of information to the public.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $64,137 - $159,286
  • Bachelor’s or master's degree
  • Opportunities for domestic travel are possible

About the Job

As a Data Lifecycle Specialist for CIA, you will focus on enabling organizational data management and information systems, aimed at increasing discoverability and retrievability, facilitating dissemination, ensuring the delivery of timely and relevant intelligence, and the review and release of information to the public. The work covers every aspect of the management lifecycles of data and records, from planning to preservations or disposal. You will be designing search strategies, to facilitate consumption and integration across a variety of data entities and digital systems, as well as providing guidance to users of information management systems. This also includes cataloging, storing, and maintaining records and data, consistent with Federal Records Act and Executive order requirements, to ensure accountability, appropriate access, and mitigation of risk. Data Lifecycle Specialists also review and analyze information to determine releasability, to include providing classification guidance to information owners and leveraging tools to review digital products for release. Work includes responsibility to:

  • Analyze data collections to catalog and manage in a way which enhances discoverability and retrievability for appropriate dissemination of digital and hardcopy information
  • Formulate search strategies, identify data sources, and retrieve and organize digital information
  • Consult on digital data curation and archiving processes, procedures, and policies
  • Define and implement data standards and processes to support data exchange, exploitation, modeling, management, and production
  • Conduct information review and release activities to include review of digital products leveraging a variety of tools and technologies in support of the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other laws, regulations, and Executive orders
  • Identify and ensure proper handling of information about individuals, to include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and data protected by the Privacy Act

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Archives/Digitization Management
    • Business Administration
    • Computer/Data Science
    • History
    • Information/Data/Knowledge Management
    • International Affairs/Relations
    • Law
    • Library/Information Science
    • Management Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy and/or Public Administration
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions are made for extenuating circumstances
  • Excellent presentation skills, especially as it relates to briefing technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Work experience related to information and data management

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • 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.