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 Police Officer in the Security Protective Service (SPS) for CIA, you will protect CIA personnel, facilities, and information through the enforcement of Federal laws and Agency Regulations. You will control access to and egress from Agency facilities utilizing preventive measures or actions that mitigate hostile threats against Agency workforce, property, or information. Police Officers exercise full law enforcement authority, including making arrests and enforcing traffic laws in Agency jurisdiction. You are also the primary first responder to all emergencies on Agency facilities. In medical emergencies, you will provide basic first aid, trauma response, CPR, and AED response. Police Officers maintain public order during emergency situations, facilitating safe and thorough evacuations when necessary. In addition to these protective functions, as a Police Officer you will effectively represent the Agency and communicate with members of the public.
SPS provides a full range of high-quality security and police services through a variety of fixed posts, patrol operations, and specialty units. Specialty unit assignments are filled through competitive vacancy processes and include threat management, K-9, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), HAZMAT, security operations, and court liaison.
Newly hired Security Protective Service Cadets must complete an intensive twelve (12) week, Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, or qualify for a FLETC waiver. To qualify for a FLETC waiver, you must have graduated from FLETC and usually performed full-time. Following graduation from FLETC, you will complete an additional ten (10) weeks of specialized instruction at SPS training facilities. You will then transition to Officer-in-Training (OIT) status where you will be individually assigned to an SPS Field Training Officer for operational training and final evaluations before appointment as Police Officers.
SPS training includes coursework in police procedures, psychology, police-community relations, criminal law, first aid, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and physical defense techniques. You will continue to develop your skills by attending annual in-service training, stressing defensive tactics, legal issues, HAZMAT, CPR training, and firearms proficiency. Review our required Grooming Standards before MyLINK submission.
Police Officers routinely work eight-hour shifts to include weekends and holidays and may occasionally be directed to work overtime.
A 5-year Contract Term Agreement is required in this position. Upon Entrance on Duty (EOD), a 36 month commitment with SPS is required before applying internal to other positions.
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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- High school diploma or equivalent
- Twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment
- No record of felony convictions or domestic violence
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Physically and psychologically fit
- Successful completion of the SPS/CIA Police Pre-Employment Physical Efficiency Battery
- Review required Grooming Standards
- Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
- Prior military, police or security experience
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice or a related field will be accepted in lieu of extensive experience