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Cyber Threat Analyst

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $54,308 - $94,939*
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.

As a Cyber Threat Analyst for the CIA, you will conduct all-source analysis, digital forensics, and targeting to identify, monitor, assess, and counter the threat posed by foreign cyber actors against US information systems, critical infrastructure and cyber-related interests. You will support the President, the National Security Council, and other US policymakers with strategic assessments and provide tactical analysis and advice for operations.

Cyber Threat Analysts apply their scientific and technical knowledge to solving complex intelligence problems, produce short-term and long-term written assessments, and brief US policymakers and the US cyber defense community. This work demands initiative, creativity, analytic skills, and technical expertise.  

You will also have the opportunity to maintain and broaden your professional ties throughout your career through academic study, collaboration with Intelligence Community peers, and attendance at professional meetings. 

Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic tradecraft and management training, training to deepen substantive expertise, and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Analysis

Within the Directorate of Analysis (DA), incomplete and sometimes contradictory information is transformed into unique insights that inform US policy decisions.  The DA helps provide timely, accurate and objective all-source intelligence analysis on national security and foreign policy issues to senior policymakers in the US Government.  Learn more about the Directorate of Analysis.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Digital Forensics
    • Cyber Security
    • Telecommunications
    • Information Assurance
    • Security Studies
    • Or, a mix of international and technical studies
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytic abilities and relevant experience
  • Strong ability to think creatively when approaching issues
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in international affairs
  • Awareness of US national security interests
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Strong verbal presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text
  • Research experience in international affairs
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Interest in a career that requires regular writing assignments

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions.  Please address why you want to work as an analyst and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Two (2) different writing samples, three to five pages (3-5) each, single-spaced PDF.  Submit papers that showcase your writing style, research abilities and critical thinking skills. Subject matter should focus on your current areas of expertise that relate to your interest in positions at the CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

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. 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:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Application Instructions

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


Posted: Feb 19, 2016 01:58 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 05:06 PM

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