Open Source Collection Officer
|Work Schedule:||Full Time|
|Salary:||$56,996 – $100,736*|
|Location:||Washington, DC metropolitan area|
*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
This position offers an opportunity to participate in the Language Hiring Bonus Program. See "Bonus Programs" in the Benefits section for more information.
Open Source Collection Officers (OSCOs) are responsible for systematically collecting publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more.
OSCOs develop strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task.
- Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
- Research and acquire publically available information in response to intelligence gaps
- Identify relevant sources for data collection
To assist in the accessibility of collected information, OSCOs also apply metadata tagging on their products.
OSCO positions may require domestic and/or foreign travel.
A 5-year Contract Term Agreement may be required in this position. Click here to learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.
Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Digital Innovation
The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation
Life at CIA:
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.
- Bachelor's degree, preferably in Area, International, Media or Political Studies; Geography/GIS, Foreign Language/Linguistics or a related field; Data Science and STEM degrees
- Master's degree in library/information science
- GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Critical thinking skills; research skills; strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
- Foreign language skills, especially in unique foreign languages
The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
- Your resume.
- A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
- Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. U.S. 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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