This position offers an opportunity to participate in the Language Hiring Bonus Program. See "Bonus Programs" in the Benefits section for more information.
As an Analytic Methodologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, you will develop and apply analytic methods to add rigor and precision to intelligence analysis and collection. You will support Agency analysis through statistical, econometric and mathematical assessments; geospatial modeling; or operations research; and communicate your findings via a broad range of written intelligence products and verbal presentations.
Opportunities exist for foreign and domestic travel, language training, analytic and management training and assignments to other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.
Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Analysis
Within the Directorate of Analysis (DA), incomplete and sometimes contradictory information is transformed into unique insights that inform US policy decisions. The DA helps provide timely, accurate and objective all-source intelligence analysis on national security and foreign policy issues to senior policymakers in the US Government. Learn more about the Directorate of Analysis
Life at CIA:
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.
Advanced degree (some offices will accept highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s degrees)
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale is preferred
Experience in one or more of these fields:
Computer or mathematical programming
Survey research, design, and analysis
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Interest in international affairs
Awareness of US national security interests
Foreign language capability
Strong verbal presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise text
Research experience in international affairs
Ability to work in a team environment
Interest in a career that requires regular writing assignments
The following items must be attached to your online application (PDF format preferred):
Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more analytic positions. Please address why you want to work as an analyst and what differentiates you from other applicants.
Two (2) different writing samples, three to five pages (3-5) each, single-spaced PDF. Submit papers that showcase your writing style, research abilities and critical thinking skills. Subject matter should focus on your current areas of expertise that relate to your interest in positions at the CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.
ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.
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 generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.
An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.