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Ordnance Specialist

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $51,418 – $74,872
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area


The Ordnance Cadre offers the unique opportunity to work with an accomplished, diverse team, providing a full range of operational ordnance support. The work includes providing technical guidance in the safe and secure shipping, handling and storage of weapons, ammunition and explosives; managing ammunition inventories; technical inspection and repair of weapons; anticipating mission needs and offering creative solutions; evaluating and implementing process controls; and leveraging support from other government agencies, particularly Department of Defense (DoD) regarding rules and regulations governing the storage and control of hazardous materials.

A career as an Ordnance Specialist requires a commitment to serve wherever the mission requires. Throughout your career you must maintain ordnance-based certifications and an ongoing readiness to travel to support short and long term operational requirements.

Minimum Requirements include a bachelor's degree from an accredited University or seven years relevant work experience in the military or private sector. An emphasis on ammunition quality assurance, weapons repair, transportation or logistics is highly desired. Candidates must also be willing to serve overseas for extended periods of time.

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:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Application Instructions

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

Posted: Dec 27, 2010 01:50 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:48 PM

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