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Counterintelligence Threat Analyst

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

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

Counterintelligence (CI) analysts identify, monitor, and assess the efforts of foreign intelligence entities who attempt to collect sensitive national security information on US persons, activities and interests, including the threats posed by emerging technologies to US operations and interests. They support US policymakers with strategic assessments and provide tactical analysis and advice for operations. Candidates with expertise in emergent computer, telecommunications, biometric, or geospatial technologies or processes are of particular interest. CI analysts collaborate with intelligence community counterparts, produce short- and long-term written assessments, and brief US policymakers. Agency analysts maintain and broaden their professional ties throughout their careers through academic study, contacts, and attendance at professional meetings. They may also 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: Candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in security studies, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, telecommunications technologies, computer engineering, or a mix of international and technical studies are strongly encouraged to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required. Competitive candidates typically will have higher GPAs, relevant experience, an awareness of US national security interests, and strong verbal presentation and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write clear and concise text. All candidates must have excellent analytical ability and a strong ability to think creatively when approaching issues. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines are also needed. Foreign language proficiency and foreign area knowledge gained through study, travel, or work abroad are desirable.

The following items must be attached to your online application:

  • Your resume.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions. Please address why you want to work for the DI and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • Two different writing samples, each five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic papers that focus on your current area of expertise or interests and are related to your interest in positions at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

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.

To Apply:

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Application Instructions

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.


Posted: Apr 21, 2007 05:37 PM
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 11:46 AM