Offices of CIA


Staff Operations Officer

Staff Operations Officers (SOO) guide and support human intelligence collection and clandestine activities while protecting sources and methods in both the foreign and domestic field. SOOs serve as the primary interface between CIA Headquarters and those serving overseas. If you like excitement, versatility, challenges, and wish to contribute to the mission of the Directorate of Operations but prefer to remain in the Washington, D.C. area, the SOO career track may be for you. A SOO career track is the most flexible DO career cadre with some SOOs being selected as candidates for the Clandestine Service Trainee (CST) Program. Qualified candidates can expect to focus on intelligence operations and activities as defined by the Intelligence Community in hazardous and austere overseas environments.


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 10:26 AM
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016 06:16 PM