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Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $101,116 - $113,755
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners to work with highly motivated individuals in an organization performing a mission critical to our nation's security. Responsibilities include establishing and operating remote independent duty clinics; treating illness, injuries and medical emergencies to include trauma stabilization; conducting physical examinations and interpretation of diagnostic testing; didactic and practical instruction in various levels of medical care to include survival skills, field medicine, and tactical combat casualty care; medical planning; logistical and administrative functions. Duties also require the ability to carry medical equipment from one location to another by foot within austere foreign environments. Candidates should be comfortable working with host-country personnel.

The initial assignment is located in the Washington, DC area, but candidates must be available for frequent worldwide travel to include permanent relocation every two to three years. The first overseas assignment will include extensive travel (six to seven months per year consisting of 45-60 day deployments) often to austere locations, operating independently with a minimal amount of key medical supplies and without direct physician oversight.

Minimum requirements include a master's degree from an AAPA-approved program and/or NP program, current NCCPA certification for PAs or licensure for NPs, and a minimum of five years of full-time equivalent experience in emergency medicine or surgery with primary care experience. Applicants must have overseas living or extensive travel within various cultures as an adult. A military background is highly desired. Applicants should have a strong interest in international affairs with solid interpersonal and communication skills. Foreign language proficiency is desired.

The following items must be attached to your online application (PDF format preferred):

  • Your resume.
  • At least one professional reference with contact information.
  • Copy of certifications/licenses.


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 06:52 PM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2017 03:25 PM