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Protective Agent

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $74,841 - $89,703

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As a Protective Agent for the CIA, you will support various protective operations around the world at the direction of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. You will routinely deploy worldwide to perform sensitive operations in support of protective requirements to defend our nation from those that try to do us harm.

Protective Agents are consistently called upon to deploy and participate in training and scheduled or non-scheduled critical operational assignments. You will be expected to work long hours and deploy domestically or overseas for periods from 60 to 90 days in length. The amount of yearly travel is extensive, and you should expect to deploy as scheduled. Protective Agents earn overtime and premium pay benefits in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act that positively impact their overall compensation.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support

The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Extensive military, security or law enforcement experience, preferably in a military special operations force (SEAL, SF, PJ, MARSOC, Recon, Ranger), as well as experience in protective operations or as a SWAT officer, with a minimum of six years' combined experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment
  • Physically fit and in good overall mental and emotional condition
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to work overtime, night shifts, holidays and weekends, and frequently travel overseas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to tactfully negotiate conflict and remain flexible
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to brief, defend, persuade, and instruct others on security requirements and policies
  • Ability to interact with all levels of CIA management, Department of Defense entities, and other Federal agencies
  • High levels of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty to the United States
Desired Qualifications:
  • 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)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree
All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click "Apply Now" before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

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.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • DD-214
  • SF-50
  • Copies of any professional certifications (e.g., SWAT, EMT, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 02:34 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018 02:34 PM

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