CAREERS

With tens of thousands of employees worldwide, the IC provides dynamic careers to talented professionals in almost every career category.

Explore the categories below for brief job descriptions, applicable education and experience, as well as sample jobs from individual agencies.

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You enjoy transforming raw information into critical reports used to understand intelligence issues within the United States and abroad. Your quick mind can analyze complex situations under pressure. You have an aptitude for identifying intelligence gaps, evaluating information from multiple sources, monitoring trends and interpreting events related to particular countries or issues. Serve among best-in-class professionals on the front lines of the nation's defense. Collect, analyze and report intelligence that uncovers the intentions of foreign governments and non-state entities worldwide.

Education/Experience

  • Data Science and Analysis
  • Geography, Cartography or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Intelligence
  • International Affairs, International Relations or International Studies
  • Library Sciences or Information Sciences
  • National Security Studies
  • Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Geology)

Example Positions

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Intelligence Analyst (Military Capabilities)
    Analyze a nation's ability to mobilize and sustain its armed forces, destroy strategic and tactical targets, employ denial and deception, and achieve specified wartime objectives.
  • Intelligence Analyst (Scientific and Technical)
    Evaluate basic and applied sciences and technologies with warfare potential and assess the characteristics, capabilities and limitations of foreign weapons systems.
  • Intelligence Analyst (Economics)
    Examine economic factors that affect a nation's ability to support its armed forces, conduct military operations and project power and influence.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Intelligence Operations Specialist (DOMEX Digital Forensic Analyst)
    Conducts examinations of digital devices and analyzes the resulting data to support intelligence and law enforcement investigations and operations.
  • Intelligence Operations Specialist (Counterintelligence)
    Gathers information and conducts activities to protect the homeland against espionage and other threats from foreign intelligence entities.
  • Analytic Methodologist
    Develops and facilitates workshops and seminars on analytic tradecraft standards and best practices. Identifies opportunities for product conceptualization.
  • All-Source Analyst
    Gathers information on a particular topic from a variety of sources and prepares concise reports and briefings for senior leaders and decision makers.
  • Intelligence Research Specialist (Cyber Threat Analyst)
    Prepares and presents briefings on current and emerging cyber threats as determined through monitoring and evaluating a variety of information sources.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • GEOINT Analyst (Imagery Intelligence)
    Tasks and exploits imagery to analyze military force structure, capabilities, intentions, vulnerabilities of adversaries and potential adversaries, weapons proliferation, emerging technologies and treaty monitoring.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Geospatial Analysis)
    Utilizes geographic information science and technology, spatial thinking, remote sensing, GIS, intelligence issues, and social and physical sciences to create information, characterize events, and discover relationships and trends.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Photogrammetric Image Science)
    Applies advanced techniques to measure precise dimensions or relative size of objects on imagery. Creates customized methodologies and products to address geospatial intelligence problems.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Intelligence Analyst
    Develops creative solutions to answer analytic questions and solve difficult problems. Conducts research, develops query strategies, and analyzes foreign target intelligence to produce reports and recommendations.
  • Intelligence Analyst (Geographic/Regional Specialization)
    Uses geographic, regional and/or cultural expertise to produce analytic summaries and reports for key decision makers to safeguard personnel, information, facilities, systems operations and plans.
  • Cryptologic Cyber Planner
    Applies in-depth knowledge of the joint planning process to develop detailed cryptologic Functional Support Plans (FSPs), Cryptologic Support Plans (CSPs), and Concept of Operations (CONOPs) that support the Cyber Operation requirements of the DoD, the U.S. government and its allies.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.
  • Political, All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.
  • Science, Technology & Weapons; All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.

As an intelligence collector, your mission is to acquire the vital information needed to produce intelligence. You may live and work anywhere in the world. You may be asked to use your proficiency in a foreign language or to learn a new language. You must be able to establish and build interpersonal relationships. The arts of persuasion, negotiation, interviewing and problem solving will serve you well. The ability to work in ambiguous and unstructured situations is critical. Contribute to a unique mission by applying your exceptional interpersonal skills, high-level training and professional talents to the collection of intelligence.

Education/Experience

  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Geography, Cartography or Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Intelligence
  • International Affairs/Relations/Studies
  • Library Sciences or Information Sciences
  • Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology)
  • Theater/Arts/Art Design

Example Positions

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Intelligence Collection (Collections Requirements)
    Performs research and substantive review of all-source interagency collection and exploitation requirements.
  • Intelligence Collection (Senior Collection Expert)
    Serves as a central source of military intelligence, developing a highly-trained workforce to collect, analyze, evaluate, interpret, produce and disseminate sensitive military intelligence.
  • Intelligence Collection (Assessments)
    Assists in determining topics for assessment and development of the production schedule.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Collection Requirements Manager
    Works with all-source analysts to identify customer information needs and develops collection plans and requirements.
  • Intelligence Research Specialist (Open Source)
    Manages systematic collection of publicly available information on a specific subject area to detect trends.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • GEOINT Analyst (Source Strategies)
    Develops comprehensive multi-INT, multi-source strategies. Creates tasking and dissemination requirements; adjudicates requirements; analyzes and investigates collection performance; assesses and reports on end-to-end GEOINT system performance data.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Foundation Strategies)
    Manages tasking, collection, dissemination, and reporting-related functions. Supports all mapping, charting and geodesy global programs and products.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Persistent Operations)
    Specializes in the real-time execution of tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination of persistent GEOINT resources and data. Emphasis is placed on time-dominant assessment and reporting, sensor allocation and responsive collection capabilities of persistent GEOINT sensors.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Access Analyst
    Collects, processes and analyzes communications signals from foreign entities using analog and digital collection and processing equipment. Performs signals and protocol analysis on collected information, as well as first-line network analysis.
  • Access Manager
    Participates in the development, planning and coordination of the deployment of collection systems, including identifying appropriate collection access points, collection methods and/or plans necessary to exploit target networks.
  • Access System Architect
    Collaborates across agency to upgrade capability to access emerging and critical foreign entities of interest, correct collection gaps and improve efficiency of intelligence collection approaches.

You have a passion for foreign languages, and you have strong oral communication, written communication and critical thinking skills. You enjoy research, translation, transcription, reporting and analysis. Most of all, you understand the nuance of foreign language, its context, cultural overtones and regional dialects. Serve in a position where your contributions can have a positive effect on a global scale. The Intelligence Community has many opportunities for foreign language analysts. Search for yours today.

Education/Experience

  • Foreign Language or Linguistics
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Intelligence
  • International Affairs/Relations/Studies

Example Positions

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Foreign Language (Translation)
    Translates materials from a foreign language to English and vice versa. Evaluates translations obtained from other sources for technical accuracy, grammar, word usage and idiomatic use.
  • Foreign Language (Interpreter/Translator)
    Serves as an interpreter/translator for assigned office during calls, briefings, coordination conferences and meetings with foreign government officials.
  • Foreign Language (Liaison)
    Serves as a liaison between assigned office and foreign government officials, and acts as the primary interpreter. Recognizes and averts potential political sensitivities between the two parties.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • GEOINT Analysts (Scientific Linguistics)
    Applies linguistics principles to problems encountered in the analysis and standardization of transliterated foreign geographic names. Collaborates with language experts to develop and implement consistent standardization policies. Researches country- and language-specific place-name issues and develops recommendations.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Language Analyst
    Uses knowledge of foreign language and English to provide key decision makers with a complete and accurate picture of the context within which the decision is being made (i.e., provide an understanding of nuance, context, cultural overtones and dialect in which the communication occurred).
  • Foreign Language Advisor
    Uses knowledge of foreign language and the agency's mission needs to provide guidance to decision makers and language analysts at all levels, including recommending training/development approaches, hiring and staffing priorities, and other assistive strategies that will help accomplish the mission.
  • Scientific Linguist
    Applies linguistic knowledge (syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, typology) and linguistic principles to address operational problems by designing, developing and/or evaluating tools used to enhance understanding of foreign languages or materials.

As a computer scientist in the Intelligence Community, you will solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating and presenting information. Successful candidates will know how to apply the theoretical models of computer science to complex system architecture and system software organization challenges. Apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information.

Education/Experience

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Computer Networking or Information Assurance
  • Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science or Computer Programming
  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Assurance Certification
  • Information Technology or Information Systems

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Computer Science (Conformance)
    Applies the most appropriate information systems guidelines to ensure conformance with agency standards and provides information that is easy to understand to customers.
  • Computer Science (Design and Development)
    Performs a range of tasks relative to the design and development of advanced, highly complex systems that support intelligence analyst requirements.
  • Computer Science (Systems Architecture)
    Assists in the overall planning, development and implementation of DIA's systems architectures.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Computer Scientist
    Provides expertise in application and infrastructure technology. Develops IT capabilities to support intelligence analysts and law enforcement personnel.
  • IT Project Manager
    Manages projects and programs. Oversees intelligence IT investments and ensures that information is coordinated and analyzed properly.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Web Engineer
    Translates NGA products, information and data into Web content for dissemination. Designs and develops software and services to tie applications together into workable systems; builds/maintains databases and information stores.
  • IT Operations Specialist
    Ensures delivery of recorded cable messages within established parameters and applicable security requirements. Performs all message system operations, responds to message switch system alarms and alerts, and resolves message flow problems.
  • IT Specialist (Applications Software)
    Analyzes customer and system requirements; evaluates alternative approaches; designs and develops solutions; and leads the testing and integration of new and modified solutions.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Computer Scientist
    Uses advanced technologies in computer science and related fields to accomplish ongoing NSA initiatives and programs, including developing technology, tools and testing approaches. Researches solutions and solves technical problems of national consequence.
  • Network Vulnerability Analyst
    Identifies vulnerabilities of and potential attacks to the design and operation of network systems by relating vulnerabilities and attacks to effects on operations and missions supported by those systems. Based on this knowledge, develops effective countermeasures to potential threats.
  • Software Engineer
    Analyzes, designs, verifies, validates, implements, applies and maintains software systems. Appropriately applies discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, and other relevant topics in computer science and supporting disciplines to complex software systems.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • IT Engineer
    Performs professional engineering and scientific work involving the design, construction and operation of computer systems, including hardware and software and their integration.
  • IT Project Manager:
    Plans, manages and coordinates complex information technology projects or programs; ensures alignment with strategic or corporate objectives; develops the definition and review of customer and stakeholder requirements.
  • Information Systems Security Manager
    Ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems, networks and data through planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures and tools.

National security depends on technology as never before, and this dependence is growing at an ever increasing rate. As a cyber professional in the Intelligence Community, you will work as part of a team on the frontlines of defense against our cyber adversaries. The Intelligence Community needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of cyber professionals.

Education/Experience

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Computer Networking or Information Assurance
  • Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science or Computer Programming
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Assurance Certification
  • Information Technology or Information Systems

Example Positions

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Chief, Office For Cyber Threat Analysis
    Develops and maintains all target systems involving collateral physical vulnerability research and bomb damage assessments.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Information Technology Specialist (Information Security Operations)
    Manages security for information systems and telecommunications equipment used to protect sensitive and classified information exchanged over I&A networks.
  • Information Technology Specialist (IT Security Compliance)
    Generates, gathers and tracks security metrics and communicates results. Assists in security audits and inspects security logs to uncover possible violations.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Information Assurance (IA) Engineer
    Captures information security requirements and ensures that the requirements are integrated into IT component products and systems. Develops system concepts, contributes to the capability phase of the systems development life cycle, etc.
  • Information Systems Security Specialist
    Ensures that information systems security policies are implemented and maintained. Performs investigative triage and forensics; conducts investigations of unauthorized devices, equipment and security incidents; provides investigative support to federal law enforcement entities.
  • Technical Counterintelligence Officer
    Plans, organizes and directs Technical Surveillance Countermeasure operations. Uses best practices to detect and/or prevent technical penetration of specified areas. Mitigates foreign intelligence and terrorist threats affecting NGA personnel, technologies, infrastructure and capabilities.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Computer Network Defense Analyst
    Uses information collected from a variety of computer network defense resources (including intrusion detection system alerts, firewall and network traffic logs, and host system logs) to identify, analyze and report events that occur or might occur within the technical environment.
  • Computer Network Operator
    Provides time-sensitive mission support by maintaining situational awareness of potential cyber threats. Leverages technical methods to manage, monitor and execute large-scale operations in response to national security requirements.
  • Capabilities Development Specialist
    Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems. Detects, identifies and describes specific vulnerabilities in a system, network, component or process. Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems development in order to meet required capabilities.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.

As an engineering and physical science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing and constructing specialized equipment, identifying and eliminating hazardous conditions and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The Intelligence Community offers multiple areas of focus for engineers, including computer, electrical, mechanical and structural, as well as a wide range of opportunities in the physical sciences including chemist, biologist and physicist. Apply your science and engineering skills to protecting the nation. Apply today.

Education/Experience

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering (e.g., Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical, Systems) or Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Geology)

Example Positions

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Engineering
    Creates, develops and reviews engineering plans. Reviews program policies, procedures, designs, funding, reports and contracts. Plans, determines and develops nature and scope of project requirements, including design feasibility.
  • Physical Sciences (Sciences & Technology Programs)
    Carries out a variety of tasks using established guidance associated with identifying intelligence collection concepts.
  • Physical Sciences (Command & Control)
    Evaluates all-source data and produces related scientific and technical intelligence assessments on current and projected foreign command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • GEOINT Analyst (Bathymetry)
    Receives, analyzes and deconflicts U.S. and foreign bathymetric data. Populates and maintains data and metadata in the bathymetry database, ensuring the accuracy of metadata pertaining to collection source platforms and depth recording devices.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Geodetic Survey)
    Solves 3-D geodetic and astronomic positional problems; determines geodetic and astronomic azimuths; and measures fluctuations and accelerations in the Earth's magnetic and gravity fields. Serves as NGA's primary ground-based data collector, and uses geodetic and geophysical survey equipment to support data acquisition.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Cartography)
    Acquires, analyzes, compiles, evaluates and reviews geospatial data; ensures the quality, accuracy and currency of geospatial information.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Environmental Engineer
    Uses knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of facilities and systems engineering for controlling pollution and protecting the quality of resources and the environment. Requires an understanding of and utilization of pertinent aspects of chemistry, biological sciences and public health sciences.
  • Hardware/Software Design Engineer
    Designs, develops, constructs and tests electronic hardware and software processing components that are typically subsystems of communications, collection, processing or analysis systems.
  • Physicist
    Conducts research into phases of phenomena, develops theories and laws on the basis of observations and experiments, and devises methods to apply theories and laws to solve technical problems, analyze proposals for feasibility, and guide technical development.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Systems Engineer
    Views all current systems in a hierarchical manner within and across the Intelligence Community; ability to visualize and communicate the interrelationships of current and planned systems and communicate the impact of decisions on those systems.
  • Science and Technology Officer:
    Supports the identification and synthesis of future technology trends to guide Intelligence Community science and technology investments. Leads the collection and evaluation of new innovative technology concepts to enhance operations and mitigate mission gaps across the IC.
  • Cartographer
    Designs and produces complex mapping products for intelligence publications.

When many just see numbers, you see new possibilities. You know how to design and analyze complex algorithms; work on interdisciplinary teams to help co-workers tackle complex mathematical problems and express difficult cryptographic problems in mathematical terms. You are educated and well versed in one or more of the following: number theory, group theory, finite field theory, linear algebra, probability theory, mathematical statistics or combinatorics. Join the Intelligence Community, expand your experience and put your skills to work for the good of the nation.

Education/Experience

  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Lead Statistician
    Performs on a team as lead statistician; develops research projects, plans and schedules; gathers and analyzes data; reviews the team's work; documents findings and conclusions; and identifies issues for further research.
  • Statistician
    Develops and prepares a variety of reports in final form, using statistical data to derive required information.
  • Intelligence Officer
    Determines the most appropriate study approach and advises management on analysis techniques.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Data Scientist
    Supports big data efforts for the Analytic Innovation Cell, which is focused on data discovery, rapid development and analytic integration for a wide range of missions.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • GEOINT Analyst (Analytic Methodologist)
    Applies mathematical techniques for spatio-temporal analysis. Educates management and analysts in quantitative methods as they apply to GEOINT analysis.
  • GEOINT Analyst (Data Science)
    Identifies, collects, processes and analyzes large volumes of data to build and enhance GEOINT processes and systems. Conducts data mining and retrieval, and applies statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems and gather intelligence.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Applied Research Mathematician
    Applies and develops mathematical or computational methods and lines of reasoning for mission-related problems. Creates computer algorithms, data models and protocols to address critical mission needs.
  • Cryptanalytic Diagnostician
    Uses knowledge of cryptanalytic techniques and encryption methods to analyze and decrypt signals and/or cryptologic data. Uses this knowledge to develop tools and techniques to facilitate the collection and analysis of signals.
  • Data Scientist
    Uses knowledge of data, data systems and analytic techniques and tools to make sense of large volumes of information and data. Uses large scale analytics to provide key decision makers with analytic results that provide important context related to mission critical decisions.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Data Scientist
    Develops or utilizes highly complex programmatic and quantitative methods to find patterns and relationships in large data sets; leads the most complex mathematical, statistical and geospatial modeling to address novel business operations or intelligence questions.
  • Management Analyst
    Reviews high volumes of written material and applies analytic, diagnostic and qualitative techniques to evaluate the impact of proposed budget actions on Intelligence Community programs. Leads the development of responses to proposed budget adjustments.
  • Analytic Methodologist
    Develops analytical methods and tools to plan, organize and implement strategic initiatives in support program requirements, operational plans, goals and objectives.

As a professional in a business role, you make the business of intelligence run like clockwork. You are part of a team that supports an internal infrastructure that may be as large as the top Fortune 500 companies. You formulate and execute budget resources, develop and allocate manpower resources and even provide guidance on implementing policy on cost, finance and accounting. Start a career where you become a steward of taxpayer dollars, seeking the greatest return that money can provide: a superior intelligence service for the safety and security of our nation.

Education/Experience

  • Accounting
  • Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Business Administration or Business Management
  • Business or Finance

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Financial Manager
    Leads the planning, preparation, justification, administration, analysis, forecasting and monitoring of budget/financial information to ensure cost-effective support of IC organizations; oversees budget/financial data analysis; and assesses financial conditions.
  • Accounting Technician
    Develops and prepares a variety of reports in final form, using statistical data to derive required information.
  • Budget Technician Analyst
    Anticipates and/or identifies financial issues and their program implication, and recommends adjustments or corrective actions based upon each particular acquisition phase and learned best practices.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Acquisitions Specialist
    Contracts for goods and services, reviews bills and approves them for payment. Prepares requests for proposal.
  • Budget Analyst
    Monitors expenditures, develops segments of the annual budget request to Congress and performs cost-benefit analyses to ensure funds are used appropriately.
  • Travel Specialist
    Assists employees in using the travel management system, reviews vouchers for accuracy and compliance with federal travel regulations, and submits for payment.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Budget Analyst
    Formulates, analyzes, presents, defends, communicates and executes NGA's financial program. Provides financial analysis, guidance and advice to customers.
  • Accountant
    Performs accounting and financial processes and transactions related to recording and reporting NGA's financial activity. Reviews financial and accounting results to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance with appropriate legal, regulatory and procedural requirements.
  • Finance Analyst
    Researches financial issues. Provides regulatory and procedural guidance to customers. Processes financial transactions; prepares vouchers to authorize payment; issues checks or electronic payments; certifies availability and accountability of funds.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Accountant
    Uses accounting systems and techniques to help decision makers manage cost and measure performance. Records and analyzes complex non-routine transactions; monitors financial systems operations for legal compliance and internal control purposes; prepares reports on financial status and operations for external oversight authorities.
  • Business Consultant
    Advises and assists organizational leadership with strategic business planning and decision-making by providing recommendations based on sound business principles and supported by detailed analyses.
  • Contracting Specialist
    Contracts for goods and services, conducts negotiations, reviews purchase requests and clarifies all facets of a proposed acquisition to ensure accuracy and completeness. Prepares requests for proposals and awards documentation and administers the contracts until performance is completed.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Financial Manager
    Performs or supervises work in any of the professional or technical areas of financial management when such work requires knowledge and application of federal budgetary and financial management theories, concepts, principles and standards.
  • Cost Analyst
    Performs life cycle cost estimates to inform strategic budget decisions, identify budget funding requirements and develop long-term budget projections. Approaches include analysis of alternatives, economic analysis, cost as an independent variable analysis, and business case analysis.
  • Management Analyst
    Reviews high volumes of written material and applies analytic, diagnostic and qualitative techniques to evaluate the impact of proposed budget actions on Intelligence Community programs. Leads the development of responses to proposed budget adjustments.

As an inspection, investigation and compliance professional, you will support national security by ensuring proper adherence to all appropriate standards, rules and regulations. Inspection professionals examine a wide variety of facilities, equipment and procedures to ensure compliance to standards and make recommendations for improvement. Investigation professionals conduct detailed investigations to ensure adherence to standards, rules and regulations, ranging from employment suitability to performing independent reviews of personnel-related incidents. Compliance professionals review numerous processes and procedures to ensure that all efforts adhere to the appropriate standards, rules and regulations. Bring your strong sense for rules and regulations to the Intelligence Community to keep national operations running by the book.

Education/Experience

  • Criminology or Criminal Justice
  • Law or Legal Support
  • Physical Security

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Quality Assurance Specialist
    Ensures that the quality and reliability of products or services produced are acceptable. Identifies potential problem areas, inherent defects in products and defects in the technical data provided by contractors.
  • Investigator
    Conducts criminal or counterintelligence investigations.
  • Insider Threat Detection Analyst
    Assists senior-level analyst with collecting, reviewing, interpreting, correlating and analyzing employee-related data to identify behavior potentially indicative of an insider threat.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Administrative Investigator
    Conducts investigations and inquiries and prepares reports. Functions as the liaison with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and other federal investigative agencies. Conducts fraud awareness and prevention briefings.
  • Inspector
    Performs inspections, evaluations and reviews of agency policy, programs and operations. Inspectors gather and analyze information, identify areas for improvement, draft findings and recommendations and prepare reports.
  • Financial Auditor
    Provides independent assessments of, and reasonable assurance about, whether an entity's reported financial conditions, results, and use of resources are presented fairly in accordance with recognized criteria. Gathers and analyzes information, drafts findings and recommendations, and prepares reports in according with NGA OIG written guidance and GAO auditing standards.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Auditor
    Conducts independent audits and reviews of agency programs and operations in accordance with government auditing standards, designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards, and to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This includes audits of program performance, financial statements, information technology and cybersecurity areas.
  • Compliance Officer
    Develops and implements comprehensive mission compliance solutions to keep the government's activities consistent with the laws, policies and procedures designed to protect privacy during mission operations.
  • Inspector General (IG) Investigator
    Plans, conducts and reports on investigations into alleged fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Researches applicable legal authorities, collects relevant official documents and other physical evidence, interviews witnesses and produces reports summarizing investigation findings and conclusions.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Auditor
    Conducts the systematic examination and appraisal of financial records, reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of the organization.
  • Inspector
    Conducts comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations and reviews of systemic issues within ODNI, national mission centers and the Intelligence Community to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness, identify vulnerabilities, and prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Investigator
    Conducts inquiries across the Intelligence Community into possible violations of laws, rules and regulations, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, or danger to public health and safety.

The Intelligence Community operates in an extremely complex arena that is governed by international and domestic laws, rules, regulations and standards. As a law and legal service professional, you will advise leadership and mission professionals on legal issues associated with intelligence operations. You will use your knowledge of the law and applicable standards, rules and regulations to advise IC leadership and guide policymakers on the legal issues facing the IC today and in the future. Bring your legal training and skills to the Intelligence Community for a career in the law like no other.

Education/Experience

  • Bar Membership
  • Criminology or Criminal Justice
  • Law or Legal Support
  • Paralegal Certification

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Law Clerk
    Performs research involving legal questions or factual situations where well-established or easily determinable facts and clearly applicable precedents are involved.
  • Paralegal Specialist
    Analyzes and evaluates the legal impact of legislative developments and administrative and judicial decisions, opinions and determinations. Conducts research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest.
  • Legal Technician
    Develops products that may include graphs, tables, spreadsheets and text. Applies good research and communication skills to clearly convey data and concepts.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • FOIA Assistant
    Researches and analyzes information to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act. Develops status reports to support reporting requirements.
  • Intelligence Oversight Officer
    Oversees intelligence activities conducted under I&A’s legal authorities, ensures compliance with I&A’s Intelligence Oversight Guidelines and provides mandatory training on guidelines to all I&A personnel. 
  • Legislative Affairs Liaison
    Provides formal and informational communications via testimony at hearings, field visits, briefings, reports and other correspondence.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Attorney
    Ascertains facts, analyzes issues, applies legal authorities, renders opinions, and advocates agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively within NGA and the Intelligence Community. Attorneys perform legal research and writing, counsel clients and represent NGA.
  • Paralegal Specialist
    Subject to the oversight of an attorney, these specialists perform legal research and writing, counsel clients and support litigation. They manage the day-to-day operations of NGA programs and the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Law Clerk
    Ascertains facts, analyzes issues, performs legal research, and prepares legal opinions with attorney oversight.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Attorney
    Protects government interests by advising government clients, advocating on behalf of government clients and educating government clients concerning legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Investigator
    Plans, conducts and reports on independent reviews of the government's compliance with EEO rules and regulations. Gathers data pertinent to formal allegations of discrimination, conducts statistical analyses, interviews key witnesses and writes reports of investigations.
  • Paralegal
    Applies legal knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the legal impact of legislative developments, administrative/judicial decisions and opinions/rulings on relevant programs. Conducts legal research, prepares for and attends hearings, interviews witnesses, manages evidence and drafts legal documents.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Attorney
    Facilitates ODNI mission by providing legal and policy guidance. Liaises with legal officers across the Intelligence Community to coordinate the development of legal mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of DNI policies and compliance with applicable law.
  • Paralegal
    Performs research and analysis on subjects affecting ODNI’s responsibilities under the National Security Act, presidential directives, executive orders, and other related laws and policies; analyzes statutes, regulations and other information.
  • Auditor
    Conducts the systematic examination and appraisal of financial records, reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of the organization.

The Intelligence Community is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our employees and their families around the globe. As a medical professional in the IC, you will perform a wide variety of functions, including medical evaluations, laboratory analyses and even pharmaceutical care. Likewise, our occupational health professionals ensure that the conditions in which our employees work are safe and will not adversely affect well-being. You will perform a variety of functions, including evaluating work spaces to ensure conditions meet health and efficiency standards and amending issues that negatively impact an employee's health or ability to work. This includes the provision of counseling services to employees and family members in need of assistance. Join the Intelligence Community and take care of the people who take care of the nation.

Education/Experience

  • Environmental Health or Industrial Hygiene
  • Health Care or Medicine
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Licensed Physician
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Psychology or Psychological Services
  • Registered Nurse

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Safety & Occupational Health Manager
    Monitors the health and environmental implementation of the occupational safety, health and environment (OSHE) regulations at DIA worksites.
  • Safety & Occupational Health Specialist (Compliance)
    Conducts periodic safety, occupational health and/or environmental surveys and inspections at field sites, installations, construction projects and other sites to determine compliance with occupational safety and environmental standards.
  • Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Recommendations)
    Documents findings and makes recommendations in reports for safety managers.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Clinical Psychologist
    Provides behavioral science and health-related services. Conducts evaluations to assess the psychological suitability of applicants/employees to carry out targeted assignments; supports counterintelligence and insider threat initiatives.
  • Medical Advisor
    Serves as primary point of contact employee health and occupational medicine. Develops medical policy and protocol; evaluates and responds to health needs; manages issues related to medical personnel; and coordinates medical services across NGA's operational locations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
    Promotes a healthy and safe workplace by ensuring that the NGA meets legal and regulatory requirements, and implements best practices. Oversees implementation of NGA's Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) program through field visits, program reviews, data analysis and measurement.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Industrial Hygienist
    Identifies and analyzes environmental conditions or stresses affecting the health, morale and productivity of employees to eliminate or control occupational hazards in accordance with federal and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations and consensus guidelines.
  • Clinical Psychologist
    Applies professional psychological knowledge and skills to conduct mission-related risk assessments, consultations and training. Provides consultation on security clearances and other adjudicative decisions. Selects individuals suitable for sensitive or high-risk assignments, and screens personnel for pre- and post-assignment processing.
  • Physician
    Provides clinical, consultative and administrative services in the areas of occupational health, case management, travel health, primary diagnosis and treatment. Provides medical support for health promotion and wellness, to maintain the value, integrity, quality and availability of medical services.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Psychiatric, All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.
  • Psychological, All Source Analyst
    Plans, directs or evaluates research of a major geographical area or a functional program with worldwide implications. Areas of expertise can include counterintelligence, counterproliferation, counterterrorism, cultural expertise, cyber, languages, scientific and technical intelligence.

While the Intelligence Community works to protect the nation, you work to protect the Intelligence Community. If you have a knack for finding clues that uncover hidden truths, you could work in the area of personnel security, evaluating the character, background and history of employees and applicants. Or you could apply your law enforcement skills to provide counterterrorism and force protection, critical incident management, and vehicle, facility and material security inspections. Apply today for a position in security or law enforcement, and protect those who protect our nation.

Education/Experience

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Criminology or Criminal Justice
  • DoD Polygraph Institute Continuing Education Certificate
  • Military Service
  • Physical Security

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Personnel Security Specialist
    Conducts security interviews and investigations, including those that involve unauthorized disclosures of classified information. Prepares and coordinates damage assessments and security policies and regulations.
  • Police Officer
    Conducts and/or reviews security investigations. Provides law enforcement expertise to various facets of security violations, unauthorized disclosures of classified information and related matters. Prepares investigative and security policies and regulations.
  • Criminal Investigator
    Analyzes investigative findings and prepares timely, concise and accurate investigative reports and investigative correspondence for management.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Information Security Specialist
    Ensures I&A employees adhere to procedures for the secure storage, custody and control of classified, unclassified and sensitive information.
  • Security Specialist
    Identifies and resolves security problems and potential breaches by defining access privileges and control structures, and reporting violations.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Police Officer
    Maintains law and order, and investigates accidents, criminal activity and misconduct. Provides emergency response and protective measures. Conducts patrols, searches, interviews and briefings; prevents and detects violations; and prepares reports.
  • Physical Security Specialist
    Provides physical protection of worldwide NGA assets (e.g., people, information, facilities and equipment). Ensures the construction and implementation of secure environments that protect classified information, and develops policies to support protective measures.
  • Police Officer (K9)
    Provides explosive detection for government personnel and property, and ensures the 24-hour care and training of his/her canine. Maintains law and order, investigates accidents, criminal activity and misconduct. Provides emergency response and conducts patrols, searches, interviews and briefings.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • NSA Police Officer
    Provides armed and uniformed security, force protection and law enforcement functions in support of the agency's mission, assets, personnel and facilities.
  • Polygraph Examiner
    Helps ensure that only trustworthy individuals receive access to classified information by using structured polygraph examinations (including interviews and interrogations) to obtain information from affiliates that will assist in making adjudicative decisions.
  • Security Analyst
    Helps protect agency personnel, facilities and missions by collecting, analyzing, synthesizing and collating data associated with counterintelligence, counterespionage and counterterrorism as it affects agency equities worldwide.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Area Security Officer
    Develops, installs and manages a security program for a governmental organization, organizational segment, installation, or other unit, subject at the local level only to administrative supervision and control.
  • Physical Security Officer
    Plans, manages and constructs domestic and foreign facilities to ensure adherence to security plans and requirements, including technical, physical, procedural and transit security elements.
  • Facilities Program Manager
    Oversees the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities and services needed to lead the program, and correlates those requirements with program plans to assure that the needed support is provided at the right time and place.

Intelligence Community employees operate in a high risk, high stress and high reward environment. As such, the IC is committed to investing in its most valuable source of capital – its employees. As a human resource professional, you may get involved in all aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and job placement, employee benefits, compensation, job design, performance management and professional development. Human resources professionals are trusted, strategic partners who work with the mission and are a vital part of the IC. Play a key role in the development of the world's most advanced intelligence workforce. Join the IC today.

Education/Experience

  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Business Administration or Business Management
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Human Resources or Human Capital Management
  • Law or Legal Support
  • Psychology or Psychological Services
  • Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology)
  • Support Services

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Human Resources Manager
    Uses automated data processing capabilities and personnel databases to manage HR services. Applies effective verbal and written communication techniques to communicate with managers, supervisors and employees, and prepares written reports.
  • Human Resources Specialist (Generalist)
    Applies good judgment to assist with various HR functions in conjunction with a more senior specialist. Weigh the impact of variables and other issues in resolving human resources questions or issues.
  • Human Resources Specialist (Policy)
    Provides advice, guidance and assistance on human resources regulations, policies and laws.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Outreach and Recruitment Program Manager
    Develops and manages a strategic recruitment program to attract a diverse and skilled workforce.
  • Employee Engagement Program Manager
    Coordinates new hire onboarding and orientation, conducts exit interviews and administers employee surveys. Identifies and implements best practices and strategies to enhance employee engagement to increase retention.
  • Joint Duty Program Manager
    Manages I&A’s intra-departmental and inter-agency rotational assignments which provide personnel with professional and developmental opportunities.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • HR Specialist
    Applies a range of concepts, laws, regulations, policies and practices to provide HR services. Gathers and analyzes data to examine issues, concerns or inquiries, and develops and recommends solutions.
  • Workforce Analyst
    Interprets human capital data and trends to ensure a mission-ready workforce. Analyzes secondary data, develops and maintains a balanced manpower plan, and forecasts changing human capital requirements based on the evolving mission.
  • EEO/Diversity Management Specialist
    Plans and leads EEO and diversity programs, teams and activities. Provides guidance on EEO and diversity issues, including identifying barriers to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and leads efforts to eliminate or mitigate identified barriers.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Human Resources Professional
    Provides HR services to a global workforce. These may include recruiting; interpreting and applying HR policies; advising the agency workforce on HR-related topics and programs; addressing performance and conduct issues; processing HR-related actions; compiling and analyzing workforce data; and communicating HR information to the workforce.
  • Benefits Specialist
    Provides retirement and insurance services to personnel, including developing and publishing benefits policy and working aids; verifying employee retirement and insurance eligibility and coverage; counseling the workforce, assisting employees in resolving discrepancies; and providing administrative services for the benefits system.
  • Human Resources Program Manager
    Provides HR-related program management (e.g., student employment, training administration, training development, assessment, awards, promotion, incentive pay, field orientation) to include negotiating and executing funding; establishing and tracking program schedules; retrieving, compiling and analyzing program data; evaluating program deliverables; and recommending possible options to address program shortcomings or gaps.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • HR Officer
    Identifies flexible and creative solutions to requirements levied by customers. Implements strategic and operational programs, policies and services that impact the customer’s ability to recruit, develop, retain and reward individuals.
  • Human Capital Program Manager
    Provides guidance, advice and direction across a full range of human capital functional areas to develop and implement broad strategic and operational initiatives that directly impact the customer area and align to overall strategic initiatives and mission.
  • Intelligence Educator
    Provides corporate training to give officers knowledge and skills essential to performing the mission. Conducts training needs assessments, develops learning objectives and course/program documentation, delivers instruction and reviews post-course evaluations.

You enjoy helping people learn and grow. You have the skills to use state-of-the-art methods to develop and administer training courses and curricula that address the developmental needs of all employees. A career in training and intelligence may be in your future. In addition to creating and presenting new courses, you will constantly review course content to ensure that our programs are up-to-date, and that we are creating a learning environment that is conducive to the success of each learner. Keep each member of our workforce on the forefront of his or her chosen field with a fulfilling career in education and training.

Education/Experience

  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Education, Training or Instructional Design
  • Human Resources or Human Capital Management
  • Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology)
  • Support Services

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Learning Development Specialist
    Develops, plans and administers human capital learning programs; develops internal methods, procedures and controls to effect training outcomes; conducts research and analyzes learning trends.
  • Training Instructor
    Facilitates adult learning; provides learning and performance solutions based upon methods and modalities outlined in the organization's performance learning model and learning principles.
  • Education Technician
    Conducts policy research and analysis of existing statutes; analyzes the agency's learning programs; conducts needs assessments; and assists senior-level individuals in overseeing course content.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Registrar
    Manages course schedules, course catalogs, communication strategies and enrollment and academic records for the DHS Intelligence Training Academy.
  • Instructional Design Specialist
    Applies adult learning theory and principles to develop instructor-led courses, eLearning, or blended training solutions for I&A personnel.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Instructor
    Assesses, produces and sustains learning solutions in a classroom, lab or distance learning context. Teaches course content, facilitates discussions, evaluates learning and provides learner feedback. May oversee the development or modification of materials.
  • Instructional Systems Designer
    Develops learning strategies and solutions. Analyzes performance gaps, determines learning needs, and designs and develops optimal learning strategies and solutions. May also lead instructional development projects.
  • Training and Education Officer
    Oversees and leads initiatives to meet workforce development goals. Education officers advise leadership on the development, implementation and maintenance of learning strategies and solutions to address current and future workforce needs.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Education and Training Program Manager
    Establishes and directs education and training related programs (e.g., developmental, certification, training) by effectively organizing and prioritizing work and utilizing resources.
  • Instructional Designer
    Defines training goals and objectives and determines appropriate training delivery methods and evaluation/assessment strategies. Methods may include interactive, scenario-driven, technology-based simulations, gaming training activities, demonstrations, tutorials, templates, job aids, business rules and process documents.
  • Instructor
    Prepares employees to accomplish mission requirements by transferring subject matter expertise through the delivery of formal and informal training. Evaluates learners and provides feedback on learning performance. Makes recommendations for modifying course content or delivery as needed.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Intelligence Educator
    Provides corporate training to give officers knowledge and skills essential to performing the mission. Conducts training needs assessments, develops learning objectives and course/program documentation, delivers instruction and reviews post-course evaluations.
  • Human Capital Program Manager
    Provides guidance, advice and direction across a full range of human capital functional areas to develop and implement broad strategic and operational initiatives that directly impact the customer area and align to overall strategic initiatives and mission.

General administrative support professionals provide support to all key aspects of our mission. You will work closely with strategic and tactical leaders, manage projects and serve in staff officer positions. Apply your skills to help the Intelligence Community protect national interests around the globe.

Education/Experience

  • Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology)
  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Support Services

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Administrative Management Specialist
    Provides support for task management, information management, security, property accountability, document and report preparations, time and attendance, record/files maintenance, travel arrangements, procurement of supplies and equipment.
  • Administrative Management Specialist (COR)
    Identifies, coordinates, monitors and evaluates the organization's operational and contracting activities. Helps to identify actual or potential operational problems using a variety of analytical techniques and applications.
  • Staff Officer
    Oversees, administers, coordinates, integrates and evaluates the efforts of administrative operational areas to identify specific requirements and to plan and schedule for actual needs to meet those requirements.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Administrative Officer
    Provides administrative support, such as scheduling and travel coordination for senior personnel, preparing correspondence, accounting for property, initiating payroll and personnel actions, and compiling budget data.
  • Executive Officer
    Provides a range of high-level support services to management, including managing projects and communication, providing strategic guidance and implementing strategies to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Management and Program Analyst
    Provides short- and long-term planning and recommends appropriate goals and implementation plans.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Staff Officer
    Requires vision, leadership and proficiency in developing, explaining and implementing policy. Problem identification, analysis and resolution are key. Develops pertinent information and communicates it to varied audiences in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Program Officer
    Manages or oversees specific programs. Researches, develops, interprets and implements policies. Develops reports or training and advises NGA personnel on program-related issues such as budget, schedules and metrics.
  • Chief of Staff
    Provides direct administrative and technical staff support to senior-level leaders. Anticipates and keeps senior leaders apprised of high priority issues, requirements and developments.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Customer Service Advocate
    Provides one-stop access to support products and services by interviewing requester to determine specifics of request, understanding customer perspective, or providing information to resolve the problem. Performs preliminary analysis of customer needs to identify the most appropriate approach for solving problems.
  • Office Assistant
    Perform basic office support functions such as typing, filing, answering phones, greeting visitors, operating general office equipment, timekeeping, records management and providing basic administrative services for the immediate organization.
  • Program/Project Director
    Performs one or more functions that contribute to the management of a project or effort (planning, resource management, scheduling, tracking and oversight, quality assurance). Builds and motivates teams to accomplish goals, creates and sustains a strong customer focus, and maintains high expectations for performance.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Executive Support Assistance
    Performs a comprehensive range of direct executive office support for a designated ODNI senior executive, assisting and relieving the manager by addressing a variety of complex office support functions.
  • Executive Project Coordinator
    Plans, manages and coordinates multiple projects for ODNI senior executives by reviewing, researching, writing/editing, coordinating and collaborating on time-sensitive information, correspondence, papers, policy and briefing materials.

Clear and compelling communication products are your specialty. Working in words or images, online or print, you know how to articulate ideas and craft communication products that tell a story. Whether your specialty is visual communication, writing, editing or web development, you have the opportunity to facilitate internal or external communication to achieve its intended effects. Become a part of a team that is in charge of communicating vital information to multiple audiences. Join the Intelligence Community as a communications expert.

Education/Experience

  • Communications, Public Affairs, Journalism or Marketing
  • Digital Image Technician Apprentice
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Publishing
  • Support Services
  • Theater/Arts/Art Design
  • Video Production

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Communications Operations Specialist
    Plans and executes official programs for VIPs. Identifies information needs of visitors and identifies who in the agency should engage in outreach. Serves as liaison for protocol matters.
  • Public Affairs Specialist
    Produces and reviews content to be disseminated to the public. Contributes to the design and content of the DIA public website, newsletters, magazines and other publications.
  • Technical Editor
    Reviews and revises intelligence or communication products and other documents prepared by DoD analysts for publication by DIA.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Communications Specialist
    Handles requests for I&A speakers, drafts talking points for senior leaders and produces a weekly employee newsletter. Ensures consistent messaging on key priorities and initiatives.
  • Visual Information Specialist
    Provides graphic support using design and cartography applications to enhance I&A intelligence products.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Public Affairs Officer
    Develops and executes integrated communication plans, media and community relations programs, and internal and external engagements with NGA leadership. Produces articles, video news, public displays, Internet sites and intranet sites. Facilitates internal and external communication.
  • Visual Information Specialist
    Designs and produces geospatial information products, publications, brochures and Web pages. Applies design principles to create or enhance visual materials and to visually communicate concepts or ideas.
  • Editor
    Reviews, edits, and produces documents in accordance with language, style, publication, format, presentation, classification and sourcing standards. Corrects documents and provides guidance to ensure accuracy, completeness, clarity, etc. Editors also write reports, briefings, articles and procedures.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Graphic Designer
    Designs and/or creates artwork or graphics for print, electronic products, exhibits or displays. Designs communication campaigns or strategies. Develops multimedia products, integrating text, computer graphics, conventional art, photographs or other media.
  • Public Affairs Specialist
    Informs and educates the public about the missions, organization, capabilities, needs, activities and performance of the Intelligence Community as instruments of national defense policy and security. Communicates between the government and members of the news media, expediting the flow of information to both internal and external audiences.
  • Editor/Writer
    Originates new documents and oral presentations, and improves the quality of existing materials by using journalistic principles. Edits and writes a variety of documents, correspondence and other material for publication or presentation.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Public Affairs Specialist
    Establishes and maintains mutual communication between federal agencies, the general public and various other publics including internal or external, foreign or domestic audiences. Advises agency management on policy formulation and the potential public reaction to proposed policy.
  • Publications Officer
    Develops strategic plans for, formulates policies on, advises on, directs and oversees work involved in the editorial review, formatting, layout and publishing of daily and periodic intelligence publications.
  • Legislative Liaison Officer
    Interacts daily with various Intelligence Community elements, to include overseeing coordination efforts among the legislative affairs offices of the IC and the broader U.S. government interagency community.

If you specialize in designing and maintaining facilities and infrastructure, the Intelligence Community offers a wealth of opportunity. You work on a team that performs facilities designs and technical service in support of the intelligence mission. Designing physical facilities, preparing engineering calculations and drawings, analyzing HVAC, air distribution and piping systems – these are just some of the opportunities available in the Intelligence Community. Start or continue a career where the facilities are specialized to meet a critical mission. Apply for a position in the Intelligence Community.

Education/Experience

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering (e.g., Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical, Systems) or Physical Sciences
  • Environmental Health or Industrial Hygiene
  • Facilities or Facilities Management
  • Operations or Logistics
  • Prepress Technical Apprentice

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Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA):

  • Supply Management Specialist
    Performs research, makes recommendations to customers and processes requisitions for supplies, services and equipment.
  • Facilities Operations Specialist
    Reviews service orders for facilities projects such as repairs, renovations and new builds. Maintains databases concerning work requests, project accomplishment and contract tracking.
  • Logistics Management Specialist
    Provides assistance on logistical matters, including supply, property management, warehousing, storage, travel and transportation. Assists with monitoring materials, service contracts and contractor performance.

Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A):

  • Facilities Specialist
    Monitors and reviews facilities maintenance, renovations and operations performed by contractors, and assesses repairs and construction needed for I&A facilities.
  • Supply and Logistics Specialist
    Orders and receives necessary supplies and creates inventory reports.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA):

  • Logistics Officer
    Analyzes and coordinates logistical functions for NGA facilities, equipment sites and globally deployed resources. Plans, organizes and executes supply chain management, contracts, cost analysis, asset management, fleet management and transportation-related activities.
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
    Promotes a pollution-free, sustainable environment by ensuring agency compliance with environmental regulations, laws and relevant best practices. Manages and implements programs regarding air pollution, wastewater, hazardous waste, community right-to-know, environmental impact and sustainability.
  • Installation Management Program Officer
    Manages programs, coordinates facility operations and provides customer support. Manages construction, design, operations and maintenance contracts. Performs space planning and technical studies and analysis.

National Security Agency (NSA):

  • Facilities Manager
    Manages installation, operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, including electrical, HVAC and building plumbing systems, plus general facility components, such as roofs, roads or sidewalks.
  • Facilities Services Officer
    Responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction and inspection of government facilities. Oversees work related to physical infrastructure, utilities, roadways and surrounding grounds as performed by a variety of employees or contractors.
  • Logistics Services Officer
    Oversees a wide range of logistics services to include assessing situations, interpreting policies, and developing and implementing solution sets. Administers all elements of multi-faceted programs; serves as a technical consultant to partners in areas related to logistics functions.
  • Logistics Supply Specialist
    Receives and examines orders for accuracy (item, quantity, damage) and creates receiving reports (copies for warehouse and finance). Warehouses and issues materials, recycles materials, processes excess items, provides storage for customer equipment and material. Delivers and picks up material within the Baltimore-Washington area.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

  • Facilities Engineer
    Responsible for the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities and services needed to manage programs, and correlating those requirements with program plans to assure that the needed support is provided at the right time and place.
  • Logistics Officer
    Manages the overall logistic process; leverages existing networks and expands others; anticipates mission needs and operational requirements and offers alternatives and advice.