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Undergraduate Co-op/Internship - Contracting Officer

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $42,331 - $49,882 ($20.28 - 23.90 per hour)
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE) seeks motivated undergraduate students, with excellent communication and customer service skills, to work with an accomplished, diverse team of acquisitions professionals that provide critical support to US National Security by providing a full range of contracting support to the CIA.

At CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the US Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, our Contracting Officers learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. The Contracting Officer manages a wide variety of unique and complex contract types to obtain "best value" on behalf of the US Government.

Minimum Requirements: Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited college or university majoring in business or business-related fields such as management, finance, economics, supply chain management, accounting, contracts/acquisition/procurement, or pre-law (other fields of study will be considered on a case-by-case basis); able to work at least one 90-day tour; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant will possess strong analytic and problem-solving skills, and must have exceptional customer service skills. The applicant should also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. General administrative duties are required and attention to administrative detail is a must.


All applicants must successfully complete an on-line occupational and cognitive test, a writing sample, 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: Aug 25, 2016 03:36 PM
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2017 11:05 AM

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