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Inspector General - Special Agent/Investigator


Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $74,872 - $155,500
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

The Office of Inspector General, Investigations Staff has openings for qualified individuals to conduct sensitive and high profile inquiries into possible violations of laws, rules, and regulations; mismanagement; gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; or substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety within the CIA. Special Agents work independently and as leaders or members of investigative teams. Foreign travel opportunities are available. Position duties are similar to the Special Agent 1811 job series but do not accord the entire range of federal law enforcement authorities, or the identical pay and retirement benefits found in the 1811 job series.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's degree with strong academic record and five (5) years of investigative or equivalent experience focused on complex matters with excellent performance record. The candidate must possess considerable professional knowledge of criminal and administrative investigative techniques and procedures. The ability to assemble and assimilate large quantities of data; discern key issues; and draw appropriate conclusions is essential. The candidate must be able to work independently or as part of an investigation team; work under pressure and with short deadlines; interact effectively with people who have different values, cultures, or backgrounds; use sound judgment and elicit information in difficult and sensitive situations; prioritize multiple projects and tasks; and communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with technical and non-technical personnel. This position also requires considerable negotiation skills, employing tact, discretion, and diplomacy.

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.

To Apply:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Application Instructions

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Posted: Sep 17, 2007 10:29 AM
Last Updated: Mar 08, 2012 02:03 PM
Last Reviewed: Jul 07, 2010 02:36 PM