Offices of CIA


Specialized Skills Officer

Specialized Skills Officers (SSO) serve both at our Headquarters in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and overseas. The SSO cadre is a diverse group consisting of Information Resource Officers, Language Officers, Paramilitary Officers, Programs and Plans Officers, and Targeting Officers - some of which may become Core Collector certified.

SSOs conduct and/or directly support CIA operations leveraging their language, media, technical skills and/or military experience. Qualified candidates can expect to focus on human intelligence operations and activities as defined by the Intelligence Community.


This is neither a vacancy notice nor a request for resumes.

Please visit "Careers at the CIA" for current DO vacancies and application requirements.

Posted: Mar 23, 2009 10:23 AM
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016 06:14 PM