- Position: Economic Analyst
- Work Schedule: Full Time
- Salary: $49,861 – $97,333
- Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area
The CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence (DI) seeks economists to assess foreign economic policies and foreign financial issues – licit as well as illicit – that affect US security interests. They work closely with political, leadership and military analysts throughout the Intelligence Community in producing current and longer-term intelligence products. There is a particular need for country/regional economists with strong backgrounds on East Asia, the Middle East and South Asia, and for specialists in international banking systems, financial markets, financial transactions, financial instruments, and energy. Economic analysts will also assess illicit financial activities, including networks used by terrorist and criminal groups, financing and procurement of weapons of mass destruction, money laundering and corruption among foreign governments and companies.
Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden professional ties through academic study, contacts and attendance at professional meetings. They may also choose to pursue additional studies in fields relevant to their areas of responsibility. Opportunities exist for foreign travel, language training, analytic and management training, and assignments in other offices in the Agency and throughout the US Government.
Minimum requirements: Candidates with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, international management, or economic crimes management or a related area, with a strong concentration on international finance, banking or international business are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a strong macroeconomic background, excellent financial analysis skills and analytical skills, and foreign area expertise will also be considered. Foreign language capability is desired. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required. Competitive candidates typically will have higher GPAs, relevant experience, and strong oral expression and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write concise prose.
To apply, go to the online application and submit the following items:
- A cover letter.
- A 5-8 page analytical writing sample in your area of claimed substantive expertise, preferably unedited by others.
- College transcripts.
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.
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