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Clinical Psychologist

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $106,012*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level

 As a Clinical Psychologist for the CIA, you will work with highly motivated individuals locally and in an international theatre.  Building off your already established clinical competence and desire for continuous learning, you will have the chance to learn additional clinical and operational skills.

 Occasional domestic travel is required and overseas travel is possible.

 As part of our team you will receive excellent benefits and a variety of medical and non-medical training will be provided. 

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:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited institution
  • Active state license in clinical psychology
  • At least five (5) years postdoctoral experience
  • Experience in counseling, forensic psychology, consulting psychology, or employment assessment
  • Skilled in interviewing, psychological evaluation, and report writing

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in forensic psychology, neuropsychology, consulting psychology, and/or employment assessments. 
  • Experience traveling or living overseas.

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

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Copy of any certifications/licenses
  • At least one professional reference with full name and contact information


        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: Apr 21, 2007 06:51 PM
        Last Updated: Apr 03, 2018 08:01 PM