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Human Resources Officer

Human Resources (HR) Officers provide substantive advice across HR functional areas to include workforce planning, talent acquisition, and staffing.
  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $68,615 - $97,339*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
  • Bachelor’s degree

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 a Human Resources (HR) Officer, you will provide substantive advice across a full range of HR functional areas, including workforce planning, talent acquisition, staffing and selection, employee development, compensation, benefits, policy, performance management, rewards and recognition, and retention. You will partner with senior managers to develop, implement, and influence HR policies, plans, and strategies that align with CIA and Intelligence Community talent initiatives. Human Resources professionals are trusted, strategic partners and are a vital part of CIA.

The majority of your career will be based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with the first 4-6 years focused on providing you with basic Agency and government-unique knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform in a range of positions. Some examples of entry-level offices that you may serve in are: Mission Centers, HR Transformation, directorate HR offices, etc. You will have the opportunity to compete for global positions after successfully completing the HR Onboarding Program.

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:
    • Human Resources or Human Capital Management
    • Business Administration or Business Management
    • Organizational Development
    • Public Administration
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Experience building interpersonal relationships
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience in problem solving, prioritization, time management, workflow management
  • Experience in working with limited guidance and close interaction with colleagues
  • Experience using information technology tools, e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Knowledge of basic project management
  • Ability to evaluate and apply HR business rules to ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend appropriate HR interventions
  • Ability to learn HR Information Systems and other related HR databases or software
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation