Offices of CIA


Life in the DS


Over the course of your career as a support officer, you will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of locations and positions. You will enhance your skills by progressively tackling more challenging duties within a specialized area or by building on your experience and contacts to coordinate support activities.

Support officers generally serve alongside their customers. They rotate to new posts every few years according to their interests and experience. Career opportunities for Directorate of Support (DS) officers reflect the complex duties and support requirements across the Agency and the Intelligence Community.

Training Resources

The Agency is committed to providing its employees with the skills needed to carry out their jobs and advance their Agency careers. Employees have access to a wide range of both internal courses and local academic offerings.

As the DS’s learning and career development hub, the Mahoney Center for Support Tradecraft and Leadership Development (MC), strengthens employees’ core DS tradecraft skills, increases learning opportunities, and develops leaders both for today and the future.

The MC is home to the DS programs that support career and leadership development. DS professionals and others can take advantage of the MC’s corporate and technical training -- and development -- aimed at mission and career advancement.

Posted: May 04, 2007 06:53 PM
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2016 01:40 PM