- Bachelor's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Driver's License
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Office
- Law Enforcement
As a Protective Agent for the CIA, you will support various protective operations around the world at the direction of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. You will routinely deploy worldwide to perform sensitive operations in support of protective requirements to defend our nation from those that try to do us harm.
Protective Agents are consistently called upon to deploy and participate in training and scheduled or non-scheduled critical operational assignments. You will be expected to work long hours and deploy domestically or overseas for periods from 60 to 90 days in length. The amount of yearly travel is extensive, and you should expect to deploy as scheduled. Protective Agents earn overtime and premium pay benefits in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act that positively impact their overall compensation.
Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Support
The Directorate of Support (DS) provides everything the CIA needs to accomplish its critical mission of defending our nation. The DS provides business operations support to Agency components including all aspects of security, logistics, facilities, finance, education, medical services and human resources. Learn more about the Directorate of Support.
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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.
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Extensive military, security or law enforcement experience, preferably in a military special operations force (SEAL, SF, PJ, MARSOC, Recon, Ranger), as well as experience in protective operations or as a SWAT officer, with a minimum of six years' combined experience
High school diploma or equivalent
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment
Physically fit and in good overall mental and emotional condition
Must possess a valid driver's license
Must be able to work overtime, night shifts, holidays and weekends, and frequently travel overseas
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytic skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to tactfully negotiate conflict and remain flexible
Strong leadership skills with the ability to brief, defend, persuade, and instruct others on security requirements and policies
Ability to interact with all levels of CIA management, Department of Defense entities, and other Federal agencies
High levels of integrity, trustworthiness and loyalty to the United States
War Zone deployment experience
Strong knowledge base in all facets of protective operations
Leadership and management experience
Report writing experience
Extensive medical experience (EMT, First Responder, 18D, Paramedic, Navy Corpsman)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree
All applicants must successfully complete:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally 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.