Paralegals provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations, and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $60,129 - $103,690
  • Paralegal certificates or degree from an ABA-approved school

About the Job

As a Paralegal for CIA, you will provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations, and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. You will support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.

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

  • Paralegal certificates or degree from an ABA-approved school
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Broad range of experience in the legal profession as a working paralegal
  • Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, and PACER
  • Ability to research, analyze, and organize effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial paralegal transcripts
  • Three (3) legal references with full names and contact information
  • A cover letter specifying your qualifications. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.