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Thinking of Changing Careers? Think CIA.

Working at the CIA can be a very exciting and rewarding career. Our employees are part of a great mission that’s larger than all of us.

The CIA is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological, and military environment. And the jobs available at CIA are as diverse as the people who work here.

We’re always looking for enthusiastic people with unquestioned integrity, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication ability, and the desire to be a part of a mission that helps protect and secure our family, friends, and country.



It's been said that the most important thing CIA analysts know — even with all of their top secret information — is that their work has a profound impact. The analysts who work in the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) are some of the brightest people in the country, but what truly makes their contributions outstanding is the integrity and objectivity they bring to it. Members of the DI help provide timely, accurate, and objective all-source intelligence analysis on the full range of national security and foreign policy issues to the President, Cabinet, and senior policymakers in the US government.

They do this not to gain public accolades or recognition, but because the country and the President need experts who will tell it like it is. From the Cold War to the war on terrorism, the energy and commitment of the DI officer has been critical to our nation's security.


Clandestine Service Officers

The CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the front-line source of clandestine information on critical international developments, from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction to military and political issues. The mission often requires clandestine service officers to live and work overseas, making a true commitment to the Agency. This is more than just a job – it's a way of life that challenges the deepest resources of personal intelligence, self-reliance, and responsibility.

NCS officers are individuals with varied backgrounds and life experiences, professional and educational histories, language capabilities, and other elements that allow us meet our mission critical objectives.


Scientists & Engineers

The CIA is defining the leading edge of science, engineering, and technology. Now, more than ever, it is essential for us to stay ahead of fast-paced global technology developments in order to fulfill the Agency's foreign intelligence mission. The men and women in the Directorate of Science & Technology (DS&T) are in the unique position of leading an industry populated primarily with public-sector companies.

Maintaining our leadership across a broad range of scientific and technical disciplines requires us not only to apply existing science and technology, but to develop and implement breakthrough technologies that may never see the commercial marketplace.


Support Service Professionals

The CIA employs a wide variety of highly talented professionals to meet its mission. As a global organization, we need employees with skills in everything from finance to logistics, linguistics to architecture, and law to cartography. In fact, there are more than 50 different career disciplines in the Support Services function that contribute to the success of every part of the Agency.

Our dedicated professionals – who serve at home and abroad – play a vital role in the national security of our country every day.


Find a Rewarding Career

When you bring your unique talents to the CIA, you will find a rewarding career while helping us meet our vital mission.

To learn more about the career opportunities available at CIA, visit CIA Careers.


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Posted: May 29, 2008 06:58 AM
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