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Protective Agent

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $50,408 - $95,026
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area


The Directorate of Support has multiple vacancies for motivated and talented officers interested in career opportunities in protective operations. Positions fall within the OS/Protective Operations Specialist career track. The successful candidate will primarily support various protective operations at the direction of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Extended foreign (45-60 or more days in duration) and/or domestic temporary duty assignments (TDYs) in support of scheduled, or nonscheduled, critical operations are to be expected.

Typical duties of the Protective Agent include deploying worldwide to perform sensitive operations in support of protective requirements. Protective Agents are consistently called upon to deploy and participate in training and operational assignments, and are expected to work long hours and deploy for periods from 45 to 60 days in length. The amount of yearly travel is extensive, and interested candidates should expect to deploy as scheduled.


Minimum requirements: These positions require a five year contract term employment agreement. Contract Term Agreement. Candidates must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and be at least 21 years old, physically fit and possess a valid driver's license. Extensive military, security, or law enforcement experience, preferably in a military special operations branch, protective operations, or as S.W.A.T officers, with a minimum of 7 years combined experience. A bachelors degree or higher is preferred. Applicant should possess excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills, have high levels of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty to the United States.

Protective Agents are often directed to work overtime (OT), night shifts, holidays and weekends and to frequently travel overseas. Applicants will earn OT and premium pay benefits in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Applicants should be in good overall physical, mental and emotional condition, have a reputation as a team player and be willing to work long hours with ever-changing schedules.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to tactfully negotiate conflict and remain flexible is a must. Protective Agents must posses the ability to interact with all levels of Agency management, liaison with Department of Defense entities, and a multitude of other Federal agencies. Strong oral communication and representational skills. Candidates must be able to brief, defend, persuade, and instruct others on security requirements and policies. Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and organizational skills and the ability to write in a clear and precise manner are also required.

Desired Requirements include:

  • War Zone deployment experience
  • Strong knowledge base in all facets of protective operations.
  • Leadership and management experience.
  • Report writing experience.
  • Extensive medical experience (EMT, First Responder, 18D, Paramedic, Navy Corpsman)
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, word, power point etc.).

Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed.

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: Mar 11, 2008 03:15 PM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014 11:45 AM