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Physical and Technical Security Officer

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $57,703 - $96,970

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

As a Physical and Technical Security Officer for the CIA, you will secure CIA facilities in unique and exciting environments around the world. You will protect the CIA from terrorism and hostile foreign services by analyzing risks, securely constructing facilities, renovating facilities, accrediting secure work environments, and engineering, installing, integrating, and maintaining specialized security systems. You will have the opportunity to make a career out of working with the most secure security systems in the world while traveling to some of the most exotic places on the globe.

Regular domestic and overseas travel is required.

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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:
  • Associate's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Electronics
    • Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Or, equivalent work experience in physical and technical security
Desired Qualifications:
  • Installation, maintenance, and/or administration of IT systems
  • Programming (C, C++, Internet, Windows 3.X/95/NT applications development, interrupt processing/service routines, device drivers, RS-232 communication applications, Python, scripting, CISCO, Linux/Unix, Networking)
  • Locksmith
  • Voice/data communications (satellite, RF, wireless and telecommunications networks)
  • Anti-terrorism Force Protection
  • Installing and/or integrating security equipment to include:
    • Intrusion detection systems
    • Access control systems
    • CCTV systems
    • Vehicle barriers
    • High-security locking hardware
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering experience
  • Technical Security Countermeasures (TSCM)
  • TEMPEST experience (CTTA, CTP 1, CTP 2)
  • COMSEC
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
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Copies of any professional certifications

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
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