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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $50,864 – $118,069
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Librarians are the US Intelligence Community experts in acquiring, researching, exploiting, and managing information sources. The Open Source Center is seeking Librarian applicants with a passion for innovation, customer service, and library science expertise to join the CIA Library. Our Librarians play an essential role in the intelligence mission by acquiring, researching, and making accessible the most critical information resources that meet CIA and Intelligence Community information requirements. Librarians also have opportunities to serve as embedded, or forward deployed, information experts in CIA offices and select Intelligence Community agencies. The CIA Library maintains strong relationships with the Library of Congress, other Intelligence Community libraries, select academic institutions, and other public and private sector institutions and information resource providers. Applicants interested in a Librarian position must have strong skills in at least one area of library science: research, acquisitions, cataloging, collection development or content management.

Minimum requirements include an ALA accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science, excellent communications skills, strong critical thinking/analytic skills, documented knowledge and/or job experience in at least one facet of library science.

To meet current mission requirements, documented knowledge and/or job experience in any of the following specialized technical programs are desired: data curation, data management, project management, or knowledge management software; as well as applicants with advanced reading and research abilities in a non-romance language (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Russian) are desired.


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.

To Apply:

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Posted: Apr 21, 2007 07:07 PM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015 11:15 AM