Targeting Analyst

Central Intelligence Agency
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

As a Targeting Analyst for the CIA, you will work on teams that bring analysis and operations together to maximize the impact of Agency and Intelligence Community resources against key figures and organizations who pose a threat to US interests. You will use unique datasets, specialized tools, and network analysis techniques to identify and analyze key threats to the US, identify opportunities to disrupt them, and evaluate the risks and benefits of proposed operations. You will regularly communicate your findings to policy and operational decision makers via a range of sophisticated short- and longer-term written intelligence products and verbal presentations. You will need to use your creativity, critical thinking, initiative, and strong communication and interpersonal skills to help solve complex intelligence problems and drive intelligence collection efforts. Over the course of your career, you might focus on specific regions of the world and on functional topics including terrorism, weapons proliferation, narcotics trafficking, counterintelligence, and cyber threats.

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. Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden professional ties through academic study, contacts, and attendance at professional meetings. You may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to your areas of responsibility.

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.

Qualifications

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's or master's degree in one or more of these fields:

  • Foreign area study
  • International relations
  • Political science
  • History
  • National security studies
  • International trade
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Weapons proliferation
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

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.

Application instructions

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