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Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Managers lead projects and programs to deliver key enterprise IT capabilities to accomplish CIA’s mission by driving technology initiatives and turning user needs into impactful capabilities.
  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $72,965 - $181,216
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM or liberal arts fields

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 Technical Project Manager, you will lead projects and programs that deliver key Enterprise IT capabilities to accomplish the U.S. intelligence mission. Your teams will solve complex problems through your leadership as you apply your project management, technical acumen, critical thinking, collaboration, engagement, outreach, negotiation, and communication  skills. Your Technical Project Management career will challenge you to apply your skills across the global spectrum of technical and mission domains in CIA.

CIA Technical Project Managers drive critical technology initiatives in the Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) and turn user needs into operating capabilities. Your responsibilities involve integration of programmatic, technical, systems engineering, business, budget, schedule, and personnel elements of a project, including:

  • Defining requirements, concepts of operation,  architectures, and team structures
  • Tailoring and applying program management and systems engineering processes
  • Leading, negotiating, and defending technical and programmatic solutions
  • Developing, managing, and defending cost, scope, performance, and schedule through delivery of initiatives, products, or systems
  • Leveraging different methods to communicate status to stakeholders
  • Conducting acquisition planning and source selection

Opportunities may exist for domestic and foreign travel, technical and management training, and assignments in other offices in the CIA.

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:
    • Project Management
    • Liberal Arts in Business, Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Development & Planning
    • Information Systems
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, etc.)
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment individually and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Self-starter attitude with initiative
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Resource and risk management experience
  • Ability to plan and oversee implementation of short and long term tasks as well as ensure quality of products and services delivered
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Technical domain understanding
  • Experience as a technical project manager
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications:

  • Project Management related certifications
  • Systems Engineering related certifications
  • Business Process Analysis related certifications
  • Cyber Security related certifications
  • IT related certifications