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Graduate Studies Program - Contracting Officer

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There are currently no openings for this position. Please check back periodically as our hiring needs change.

At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $52,434 ($25.12 per hour)

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

As a Contracting Officer Graduate Intern for the CIA, you will be responsible for the procurement of the products and services needed for mission requirements. You will do so in an efficient, cost-effective manner and provide administrative support on contracts while developing technical expertise. With close supervision, you will learn and use innovative acquisition business practices as you gain contracting experience in the following areas: pre-award acquisition planning, documentation solicitation, negotiation, administration, and contract closeout.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Office of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. The CFO leads end-to-end program planning and is responsible for the Agency's budget formulation and execution.

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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:
  • Enrolled in a graduate program of study as a full time student focusing on one of the following fields or related studies (those entering graduate school will be required to produce an acceptance letter prior to onboarding):
    • Business Administration
    • Management
    • Finance
    • Accounting
    • Pre-law
    • Contracts/acquisitions/procurement
  • Availability to work at least one 90-day tour prior to graduation
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in a business-related major
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Attention to administrative details

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.

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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
  • 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
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees and current degree programs

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 17, 2018 11:44 AM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2018 11:44 AM

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