As a Paramilitary Operations Officer/Specialized Skills Officer for the CIA, you will join a cadre of action- and results-oriented professionals who accept significant, demanding responsibilities and accountability for results. Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers are distinct occupations in the Directorate of Operations (DO), but together they play a unique role and provide unique capabilities in support of conventional and unconventional operations overseas.
All DO officers are hired at an entry level and train as they are expected to work – as one team. DO officers begin their careers spending one to two years learning the foundations of clandestine operational tradecraft via classroom training, practical exercise, and on-the-job experience. Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers must successfully complete foundational training as a DO Operations Officer.
Additionally, Paramilitary Operations Officers are required to successfully complete specialized training to prepare for service in hazardous and austere environments overseas.
Specialized Skills Officers focus on operating and maintaining infrastructure necessary to facilitate and support missions conducted under CIA-unique authorities. You will serve primarily at CIA Headquarters, but there are frequent opportunities for temporary duty travel and/or assignments overseas.
This position requires a five-year Contract Term Agreement. Click here to learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.
Offices of the CIA – Directorate of Operations:
The Directorate of Operations (DO) strengthens national security and foreign policy objectives through the clandestine collection of human intelligence (HUMINT), and by conducting covert action as directed by the President. Learn more about the Directorate of Operations.
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.
Competitive Paramilitary Operations Officer applicants have:
Competitive Specialized Skills Officer applicants have expertise or experience in:
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