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How to Apply to CIA Jobs

Because of the classified nature of our work at the Central Intelligence Agency, the application process is a lengthy one. Depending on your specific circumstances, the process may take as little as two months or more than a year.

Start by reviewing each of our career paths: Analytical Opportunities, Clandestine Service, Language Opportunities, Science, Engineering and Technology and Support Services. Each section tells you more about the career path in general and features position openings. If you don’t see the right jobs for you now, check back again soon. Our needs change frequently.


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We recommend submitting your resume online in response to a specific position. The online resume submission link is found at the bottom of each position listed on the employment site. Multiple online submissions for a position are unnecessary and slow the processing of your resume.

Upon successful submission of the form, a confirmation message will appear on your screen. This is the only acknowledgment you will receive. It is not necessary to call to check on your resume status or continue to send multiple resumes.

If we contact you about a position, be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life’s history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.



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    over 4 years ago


    I'm Puerto Rican and I have a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice, criminal investigations. Investigation is my passion and my dream is to become a federal agent.

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    over 5 years ago


    Well, I pretty much knew all of this from the beginning....but it's good to review it. I may not be able to become an agent while i'm young (when I say young I mean when I turn 22 or 25) but i'll give it everything i've got and then give it some more! >:o

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    almost 6 years ago


    yes I want to Join CIA it will be my dream come true if you assit me as a CIA officer i Help be very thankful I ready to give best of my Work

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    almost 6 years ago


    amolamiafamiglia_321, yeah, I'm right there with you. I've applied to many government positions. I have a Bachelors degree in Criminology and Government & World Affairs, but nobody in the government seems to want to hire me.

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    almost 6 years ago


    I have a bachelor degree in criminal justicealso several other associate in different field and I had been looking for a govenment job for the longest,I really don't want to be 80year old to find a job ,like that,what do you suggest.

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