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Warehouseman / Packer / Crater

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $26.07 - $28.27 per hour
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

As a Warehouseman/Packer/Crater for the CIA, you will support warehouse operations to include packing and crating, dock operations, inventory management and property reutilization. These are entry-level positions requiring officers who have experience in warehouse work and have the capability to operate forklifts and other material handling equipment, work with packing materials to properly pack items for shipment and perform inventory management duties.

Specific duties for this position include:

  • Performing routine packing of various items
  • Preparing shipping documentation and labeling
  • Working with a computer to document receipt and movement of material
  • Working with customer information to accurately receive and track material

Using established processes and procedures, you will work in a temperature-controlled warehouse on concrete floors where there is exposure to moving vehicles, fumes, noise, dust, and cramped spaces. Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, bending, and lifting (up to 70 lbs). Frequent use of computers is required, as well as occasional work outdoors in all weather conditions.

These positions are entry level with limited opportunities for advancement. Occasional domestic and international travel opportunities are available.

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six (6) months work experience as a warehouseman or packer
  • Experience operation a forklift
  • Computer proficiency, including understanding of Microsoft Office programs
  • Understanding of OSHA laws and regulations
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs
  • Ability to operate various types of material handling equipment
  • Ability/willingness to learn to operate a variety of tools to perform the work
  • Ability to work in adverse conditions such as inclement weather and an environment that has constant noise and moving machinery.


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: Apr 21, 2007 07:08 PM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018 03:29 PM

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