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Environmental Safety Officer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $79,720 - $161,900*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level

As an Environmental Safety Officer for the CIA, you will be responsible for supporting the CIA's environmental safety program at Agency facilities. You will serve as a technical expert and as a program manager when required. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all environmental, safety and health (ES&H) compliance programs at your location of assignment
  • Conduct ES&H inspections to ensure compliance with applicable standards and prevailing professional practices
  • Provide ES&H training for Agency employees
  • Investigate ES&H incidents to ensure that action is taken to correct deficiencies or violations of standards
  • Investigate employee complaints and suggestions regarding hazardous conditions
  • Maintain site ES&H records and manage support contracts
  • Interface with Federal, state and local regulatory officials.

This position requires a commitment to serve where mission needs are located. You must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long-term organizational requirements. A commitment to travelling overseas, including hardship locations, is required.

Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Support

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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:

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Public Health
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Fire Protection Engineering
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances.
  • Excellent verbal, quantitative, and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


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
  • 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.


Posted: Mar 10, 2009 08:23 AM
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2017 01:15 PM

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