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Analytic Methodologist

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $50,861 – $98,305*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

Analytic methodologists have the opportunity to develop and apply analytic methods to add rigor and precision to intelligence analysis and collection. They provide statistical, operations research, econometric, mathematical, geospatial modeling, or survey support to Agency analysis, and communicate their findings via a broad range of written intelligence products and verbal presentations. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden their professional ties through academic study, contacts, and attendance at professional meetings. They may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to their areas of responsibility. Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic and management training, and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.

Minimum requirements include an advanced degree (note that some offices will accept highly qualified BAs) and experience in fields involving statistics; mathematics; econometrics; GIS/remote sensing; operations research; computer or mathematical programming; demography; survey research, design, and analysis; gaming; and modeling. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required. Competitive candidates typically will have higher GPAs, relevant experience, and strong verbal presentation and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write clear and concise text. They will also have a strong interest in international affairs, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Please attach to your online application the following items:

  • A cover letter.
  • A 5-8 page analytical writing sample in your area of claimed substantive expertise, preferably unedited by others.
  • College transcripts.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 05:35 PM
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014 04:05 PM