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Career Development Officer - OGC

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $110,000 - $160,000
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

CIA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks experienced career development professionals for a new Career Development Officer within OGC. The OGC Career Development Officer provides career development guidance, counseling, and career mapping for OGC attorneys and paralegals. This includes leveraging internal and external resources to maintain and expand OGC'S mentoring program, recruitment and hiring program, and training program. The OGC Career Development Officer supports OGC management by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies. This officer is supported and strongly encouraged to maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing professional networks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD with three years of practical experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience regarding hiring, human resources management, performance management, and career development for legal professionals

OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three legal references.

OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we will not be offering you a position. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the candidates who wish to work for the CIA Office of General Counsel.


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

Posted: Feb 16, 2017 04:44 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:53 PM

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