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Technical Project Manager

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $67,968 - $148,967
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As a Technical Project Manager, you will lead projects that deliver key capabilities to accomplish the United States intelligence mission. Your teams will solve complex problems under your leadership by applying your project management, systems engineering, and people skills. A career as a Technical Project Manager will challenge you to apply your skills across the vast, global variety of technical and mission domains in the CIA.

Technical Project Managers drive critical technology programs in the Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) and turn user needs into operating capabilities. Your responsibilities involve integration of programmatic, technical, systems engineering, business, and personnel elements of project, including:

  • Defining requirements, concepts of operation, and architectures
  • Tailoring and applying program management and systems engineering processes
  • Leading and defending technical and programmatic decisions
  • Developing, managing, and defending cost and schedule
  • Conducting acquisition planning and source selection

Opportunities may exist for domestic and foreign travel, technical and management training, and assignments in other offices in the CIA.

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

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 or related studies:
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Information Systems
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work independently and in a group
  • Experience as a technical project manager
  • Self-starter attitude with initiative
  • Creativity

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: Oct 08, 2009 01:20 PM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018 04:06 PM

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