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NRO - Inspector

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $79,720 – $145,629
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has an opening for a qualified Inspector to plan and perform mission and mission support inspections, multi-agency inspections, and special reviews (please visit the NRO website at

This is a senior level professional position within the OIG Inspector occupational specialty and is performed at the NRO. OIG inspection work is performed under the direction, control, and authority of the Inspector General, and adheres to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation. An incumbent is expected to plan and administer complex and technical inspections to include leading inspection teams or working with other inspectors. Work responsibilities include assessing whether offices, components, or programs conduct activities in compliance with Federal law, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives and other applicable internal regulations and policies. Advises senior managers of identified problems and makes recommendations for corrective actions. Duties include planning inspections; scoping; collecting information; analyzing data; developing findings, conclusions and recommendations; reporting and/or presenting findings; and following-up on the recommendations. Examples of inspections include but are not limited to: evaluating resource and program management, organizational structure, mission critical factors, workforce issues, and budget formulation/execution. Work is performed in the field and in an office environment. Work may require domestic and foreign temporary duty travel. The successful candidate will be hired as an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency and subsequently detailed to the NRO.

Minimum Requirements: a Bachelor's degree and experience in the technical knowledge of NRO Overhead Intelligence Systems.


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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Posted: Mar 17, 2015 11:41 AM
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 11:15 AM

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