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Security Engineer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $61,889 – $101,984
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

If you are a highly motivated and technically astute individual interested in making an impact on the mission of CIA in the field of security, then look no further. Security Engineers at the CIA provide project management and systems engineering support in the design, development, acquisition, and integration of cutting edge and unique technologies for the next generation physical, technical, and analytical security systems. Responsibilities include the physical security convergence of Information Technology with Intrusion Detection Systems, video surveillance, access control, technical surveillance countermeasure tools, locking systems and devices, and sensors. Frequent domestic travel and occasional overseas travel will be required.

Minimum requirements: These positions require a five year contract term employment agreement. Contract Term Agreement. Applicants must hold at the time of appointment at least the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited US college or university in the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Security Engineering Technology
  • Physics

In addition to being a self-starter, applicants must be possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, integrity, initiative, and technical excellence.

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.

Posted: Apr 21, 2007 06:36 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2015 02:10 PM