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Human Resources Officer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $59,400 – $84,266*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level

As a Human Resources (HR) Officer with the CIA, you will provide substantive advice across a full range of HR functional areas to include workforce planning, talent acquisition, staffing and selection, employee development, compensation, benefits, policy, performance management, rewards and recognition, and retention. You will partner with senior managers to develop, implement, and influence HR policies, plans and strategies that align with CIA and Intelligence Community talent initiatives.

 HR Officers work at the corporate level supporting Agency-wide HR initiatives or in units providing HR advice to offices charged with conducting and supporting worldwide intelligence activities. Human Resources professionals are trusted, strategic partners and are a vital part of the CIA. 

 A 5-year Contract Term Agreement may be required in this position. Click here to learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.

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:  
    • Human Resources or Human Capital Management
    • Business Administration or Business Management
    • Organizational Development
    • Public Administration
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Experience building interpersonal relationships
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience in problem solving, prioritization, time management, workflow management
  • Experience in working with limited guidance and close interaction with colleagues
  • Experience using information technology tools, e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Knowledge of basic project management
  • Ability to evaluate and apply HR business rules to ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend appropriate HR interventions
  • Ability to learn HR Information Systems and other related HR databases or software

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.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 07:06 PM
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2018 03:26 PM