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Education & Training Specialist

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $58,108 - $164,200
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As an Education and Training Specialist for the CIA, you will develop and deliver curricula using online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments, and will create products for course management systems. You will apply data analytics, knowledge-management skills, and consultation experience to improve learning programs and Agency Officer’s performance and development. You will work alongside seasoned intelligence professionals with depth of knowledge in a range of topics, including specific geographic regions, proliferation, and terrorism. Your work will improve the knowledge and skills of intelligence officers to carry out extraordinary tasks in service to our nation.

Education and Training Specialists identify client needs, create assessment instruments, and design, develop, and deliver appropriate learning solutions. You will collaborate with multimedia developers, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and video production experts to translate learning requirements into effective computer-mediated, blended, and classroom-based programs. You will represent the capabilities of your learning team in client briefings and seek opportunities to build strong client relationships.  You may also serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) responsible for a range of contracting activities in coordination with the contracting officer.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

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 degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Instructional Design
    • Educational Technology
    • Education related degrees, such as adult learning and education, organizational development and psychology, and Human Resources development
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Knowledge of the latest trends in education and how technology enables learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to experiment with new learning techniques and technologies, and to seize new opportunities for enhancing learning
  • Ability to prioritize and apply basic program management skills
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience in rapid prototyping, iterative design, or in other practices that streamline development processes
  • Two (2) years’ professional work experience in adult education in the classroom, online, and blended environments

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees


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.

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Posted: May 12, 2008 11:09 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:43 PM

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