Operations Officer

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

The Directorate of Operations (DO) is a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Minimum requirements for a DO position include:

  • US citizenship at the time of application (dual national US citizens are eligible)
  • Personal integrity
  • A four year college/university degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and DO

All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work – as one team. DO officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercises, and on-the-job experience gained through a series of interim assignments. Following successful completion of the foundational training each DO officer will transition into advanced training activity to prepare them to serve effectively in the following career occupational specialty:

  • Operations Officers (OO)

Directorate of Operations (DO) Operations Officers focus on clandestinely spotting, assessing, developing, recruiting, and handling non-US-citizens having access to foreign intelligence vital to US foreign policy and national security decision-makers. OOs build relationships based on rapport and trust using sound judgment, integrity, and the ability to assess character and motivation.

OOs have:

  • The willingness and ability to establish strong personal relationships
  • Well-developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to “think on your feet” and develop creative yet practical solutions to anticipated and unanticipated problems
  • Interest in seeking answers, learning foreign languages, and studying other cultures
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and the ability to deal with individuals from all cultures and backgrounds

OOs spend most of their careers serving in multi-year assignments in a variety of overseas locations. All OOs address a highly diverse and dynamic set of intelligence requirements on country- and region-specific issues, as well as transnational issues such as counterterrorism, counterproliferation, and cyber.

Application instructions

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