Data Intelligence, Business Analytics
Salary: $42,209 – $136,771
Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
Do you have an aptitude for solving challenging puzzles? Are you able to focus on technical details while maintaining a "big picture" perspective? Do you enjoy writing and briefing on the important results of your work? The Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Science and Technology (DS+T) is seeking candidates to serve as Technical Analysts (TA) and be part of a dynamic team that unites three disciplines — analysis, development and operations — to maximize our collection advantage.
As a Technical Analyst, you will be a pivotal member of a mission that pioneers solutions which enable the DS+T to collect intelligence against our nation's highest priority threats in a global environment that is often hostile, fast-paced and technologically savvy. We are looking for high-energy, intellectually curious individuals who thrive on tackling the most difficult all-source analytic efforts in support of cutting-edge operations, using specialized state-of-the-art tools and technologies. This work is increasingly complex and highly dynamic, affording the successful candidate considerable opportunity to address high-profile intelligence issues and apply the full-range of analytic tradecraft to sophisticated, challenging DS+T missions covering many regional areas, including: the Middle East, East Asia, South Asia, Europe and Latin America, as well as developing substantive expertise on terrorism, proliferation, cyber threats, narcotics trafficking and money laundering.
Technical Analyst positions involve research and critical thinking skills, as well as writing and briefing on both current and longer term intelligence studies to senior officials to steer intelligence operations and exploit key data. The key to this work is being able to identify and assess the right entities, the right vulnerabilities and technology trends to enable new collection operations that answer critical intelligence issues. Doing it right requires strong analytic, research and investigative skills combined with ops sense, personal initiative and some technical expertise or aptitude. Opportunities exist for further professional development, overseas travel as well as domestic travel, and possibly assignments in other Agency offices. Discretion is a must and the capability to work with highly sensitive intelligence is required. Advanced training will be provided in telecommunications systems and capabilities, as well as analytical tools and methodologies.
TAs will typically spend segments of their careers abroad on assignments and may also be required to participate in temporary travel assignments.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor's or master's degree (PhD highly desired) in: various engineering disciplines, computer science, physics, mathematics/statistics, chemistry, biology, or material science; a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; as well as initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. A self-starter attitude, the ability to work independently and in a group, strong computer and internet proficiency, domestic and overseas mobility, demonstrated initiative, and writing/briefing skills are also required.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
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