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Data Lifecycle Specialist

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $63,503 – $133,464

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

This position was formerly known as Information & Data Management Officer

As a Data Lifecycle Specialist for the CIA, you will focus on enabling organizational data management and information systems, aimed at increasing discoverability and retrievability, facilitating dissemination, ensuring the delivery of timely and relevant intelligence, and the review and release of information to the public. The work covers every aspect of the management lifecycles of data and records, from planning to preservations or disposal. You will be designing search strategies, to facilitate consumption and integration across a variety of data entities and digital systems, as well as providing guidance to users of information management systems. This also includes cataloging, storing, and maintaining records and data, consistent with Federal Records Act and Executive order requirements, to ensure accountability, appropriate access, and mitigation of risk. Data Lifecycle Specialists also review and analyze information to determine releasability, to include providing classification guidance to information owners and leveraging tools to review digital products for release. Work includes responsibility to:

  • Analyze data collections to catalog and manage in a way which enhances discoverability and retrievability for appropriate dissemination of digital and hardcopy information
  • Formulate search strategies, identify data sources, and retrieve and organize digital information
  • Consult on digital data curation and archiving processes, procedures, and policies
  • Define and implement data standards and processes to support data exchange, exploitation, modeling, management, and production
  • Conduct information review and release activities to include review of digital products leveraging a variety of tools and technologies in support of the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and other laws, regulations, and Executive orders
  • Identify and ensure proper handling of information about individuals, to include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and data protected by the Privacy Act

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Digital Innovation

The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation.

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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.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Archives/Digitization Management
    • Library/Information Science
    • Business Administration
    • Data Science
    • History
    • Information/Data/Knowledge Management
    • International Affairs/Relations
    • Law
    • Management Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy and/or Public Administration
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent interpersonal, representational, and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders to meet mission needs
  • Ability to analyze complex information and make/defend independent judgements
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and external dependencies to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Archives/Digitization Management
    • Library/Information Science
    • Business Administration
    • Data Science
    • History
    • Information/Data/Knowledge Management
    • International Affairs/Relations
    • Law
    • Management Information Systems
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy and/or Public Administration
  • Work experience related to information and data management
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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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.

Important application instructions for this position:

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

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

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