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Paramilitary Operations Officer

Location
Washington, Washington DC
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Oct 2021
SummaryAs a Paramilitary Operations Officer (PMOO) for the CIA, you will join a select cadre that is motivated by camaraderie and selfless service. PMOOs lead and manage Covert Action programs, at the direction of President of the United States, and collect Foreign Intelligence vital to national security policy makers. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs an action and results oriented professional, you will take on demanding responsibility, accept significant personal risk, and maintain accountability for results. PMOOs serve as a distinct occupation in the Directorate of Operations (DO), using their military experience to conduct air, ground and maritime paramilitary operations, covert action as well as intelligence collection in austere and dangerous environments. You are expected to be leaders and program managers, running paramilitary and intelligence operations in the field.All Directorate of Operations (DO) officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work - as one team. Operations 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 their respective career occupational specialty.This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement. Travel Required Occasional travel - 50% or Greater.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 - GS-10 to GS-12. Job family (Series) 0132 Intelligence Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).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 a comprehensive background investigation.All 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. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a US college or university).GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale is preferred.Served on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces in either of the following Military Occupations/Career Fields:Special Operations or Combat Arms.Aviation or Aviation related specialties.Successful completion of specialized paramilitary training and demonstrates a high level of physical readiness.Willingness to serve in hazardous and austere environments overseas.Personal integrity and the ability to operate with minimal supervision.Strong interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and written).Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as work independently.Flexibility, adaptability, and commitment to the mission of the CIA and the Directorate of Operations.Desired Qualifications:Competitive Paramilitary Operations Officer applicants have:Minimum of 8 years of active duty experience.Served in multiple leadership positions generating a proven record of responsibility and critical decision-making in stressful situations.Experience serving in combat and conducting combat operations.Multiple tours, particularly in leadership positions, are highly desired.Currently on active duty or are in within three years of departure from active duty.Applicants on Reserve or National Guard status, more than 3 years from active duty, are more competitive if they have completed overseas deployments in that timeframe.Qualifications also considered:Non-combat overseas deployments with real world impact.Foreign language, foreign travel and area knowledge.Experience in advanced combat skills.Experience conducting military/combat diving and underwater operations.Experience conducting military parachute and airborne delivery operations.Education Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (applicants within one year of earning a four year degree will be considered); there is no preferred major or program of study (degrees from foreign academic institutions are accepted, but you are responsible for obtaining and providing CIA with a credential evaluation from an accredited firm confirming that the foreign degree is the equivalent of a BA/BS and/or MA/MS degree conferred by a US college or university).GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale is preferred.Additional informationRead more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Help Required DocumentsThe following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):Unofficial transcripts for all degreesCover letter: please describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and aspirations not evident from your resume, that make you a good candidate for the Directorate of Operations (1 page)Qualifications Supplement - in a separate PDF attachment address the following questions:Why does a career in public service appeal to you (1 paragraph)Why do you wish to work for the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph)Other than the Directorate of Operations, what other career options are of interest to you (1 paragraph)Describe one thing from your academic, military, or professional background that has prepared you for success in the Directorate of Operations (1 paragraph)Complete this thought: "I do my best work when..." (1 paragraph)Describe a time when you did not succeed, professionally or academically, and what you learned from that experience (2 paragraphs) If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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  • Job Reference: 386582717-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Central Intelligence Agency
  • Location: Washington, Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent