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Automotive Mechanic

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $35.54 per hour
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As an Automotive Mechanic for the CIA, you will serve as a leader in a unique environment with an accomplished, diverse team providing a full range of corrective repairs and preventative maintenance on a variety of different vehicle types domestically and around the world.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the establishment of work priorities and set repair schedules
  • Purchase parts and services required to maintain vehicles
  • Manage a preventative maintenance program for vehicles and equipment
  • Prepare written estimates of repairs and costs
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections
  • Diagnose, assess, analyze and troubleshoot vehicle and equipment malfunctions and repair problems on all types of vehicles/engines in a variety of situations
  • Support emergency repair requests

All work is conducted through the proper selection and use of tools, equipment, devices, manuals, references and efficient procedures and techniques, and may require use of all types of welding equipment.

A career as a CIA Automotive Mechanic requires a commitment to serve wherever the mission requires, including worldwide deployment to sometimes harsh and dangerous environments. Throughout your career you must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long term organizational requirements.

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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:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification from an accredited technical college
  • Three (3) years or more of relevant automotive work experience gained either in the military or private sector
  • Extensive knowledge of operating systems used in motor vehicles and experience using tools and technical manuals
  • Ability to diagnose complex mechanical malfunctions, maintain logs and write routine correspondence
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph 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 06:59 PM
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2018 12:40 PM

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