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Special Assistant

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $52,146 – $57,426
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

A Special Assistant provides executive level administrative support throughout the world's premier intelligence organization. The Special Assistant occupation offers a unique opportunity to work side by side with senior intelligence officers, providing direct administrative support. This occupation requires excellent communication skills, commitment, dedication, and flexibility. As a Special Assistant, work includes but is not limited to calendar management, event and travel planning, preparing and prioritizing executive level correspondence, and serving as the primary liaison between CIA management, staff and external customers. While overseas service is not a requirement, opportunities do exist for short term and long term overseas assignments.


Minimum Requirements: These positions require a five year contract term employment agreement. Contract Term Agreement. Candidates must have a college degree (associates or bachelors) with three to five years of experience providing executive level administrative support. Candidates should have a passion for executive level support and have proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and the ability to learn new software systems.

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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Posted: May 08, 2014 10:05 AM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015 11:48 AM