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Foreign Language Instructor

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $63,798 – $118,069
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring qualified and experienced Language Instructors of Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, Dari/Pashto, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu to work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The CIA provides first-class training for energetic, creative and committed intelligence professionals. CIA Language Instructors deliver programs that provide students with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively, or to perform other language-related duties. Foreign Language Instructors apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet highly customized student needs and conduct language proficiency testing in reading, speaking and understanding for skills evaluation. In addition, they may be asked to provide a variety of language support services worldwide.


Minimum requirements: Some of these positions require a five year contract term employment agreement. Contract Term Agreement. Candidates should have a Bachelor's in foreign language, linguistics or a related field; native-like fluency in the language; 2-5 years of teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the respective area's history, culture, politics and economy; and the ability to use the latest technology and teaching techniques. Also desired is experience in teaching language skills to adult learners, taking them from beginner level to professional proficiency in an intensive setting; highly desired is experience living/working and/or study abroad. As part of the screening and interview process, applicants will be required to take language proficiency tests in their native language. Advanced English proficiency is also required.

In addition to base salary Language Instructors earn annual "bonus" pay ranging with the amount based on the language and their language proficiency. Language Instructors who speak multiple foreign languages may also qualify for additional bonuses in varying amounts. Furthermore, new employees can qualify for a lump-sum hiring bonus for languages. (Please see posting on the Language Positions page for current bonus information.)

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. U.S. 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: May 10, 2007 11:41 PM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015 11:36 AM