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Career Guidance Booklet from AFIO

Intelligence as a Career Booklet

Intelligence as a Career - with updated listings of colleges teaching intelligence courses, and Q&As on needed foreign languages, as well as the courses, grades, extracurricular activities, and behavioral characteristics and life experiences sought by modern U.S. intelligence agencies.

AFIO's popular 56-page booklet reaches high school and college students considering careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
This is the fourth edition.
The publication is also popular with University Career Guidance Centers, professors and academic departments specializing in national security, and parents assisting children or grandchildren in choosing meaningful, public service careers.
This booklet is provided at no cost as a public service - online and in print - from the generosity of AFIO board, donors, and members. 20,000 printed copies of each edition are distributed. Many more PDF copies are accessed online.
We thank all members for their support which makes this educational effort possible.

Intelligence as a Career Booklet (fourth edition) in PDF Format available here.

Released 20 March 2017

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Getting a Security Clearance: Questions and Answers about what they are, how they are conducted,
how you can qualify, how long they take, and what can put them in jeopardy.

Two valuable booklets are now available

The Security Clearance Process: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - by the Congressional Research Service, UPDATED Sept 2016- [PDF]

Security Clearances - FAQs - ClearanceJobs.com / DICE - [PDF]

Other articles of interest:

6 Degrees Everyone Thought Were Useless (But Are Actually Pretty Handy) by David Brown
Just because you lack a degree in electrical engineering doesn't mean you can't get a great job in the intelligence community. - Clearance Jobs

Why a 1099 Form May Be Your Security Clearance Savior by Sean Bigley
With debt and a security clearance, there is one crucial step you shouldn't overlook: a review of your tax records. - Clearance Jobs

Security Policy, Progress and Reform Q and A by Chandler Harris
One of the industry's leading security experts shares his thoughts on continuous monitoring, the National Background Investigations Bureau, and more. - Clearance Jobs

Visit Clearance Jobs here.

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Principal Training & Development Specialist - Technical Operations Instructor - Raytheon in Sterling, VA

TITLE:  G09, Principal Training & Development Specialist (Technical Operations Instructor)

GENERAL: Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services seeks talented candidates for an instructor position based in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  The successful candidate will support specialized training requirements for multiple Programs of Instruction.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Conducts basic certification training, mission-specific training and sustainment training for multiple Programs of Instruction (POI) supporting specialized customer requirements.  Identifies desired learning behaviors, designs course syllabi, develops lesson plans, generates training aids and administers courseware.  Plans and coordinates course schedules and daily learning activities with fellow instructors, external offices, training providers and other stakeholders.  Conducts academic lecture, leads guided discussion, demonstrates Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) and provides hands-on instruction, coaching and mentoring.  Designs, orchestrates and administers practical exercises and Field Training Exercises to reinforce student knowledge, refine student skill and develop student operational judgment.  Administers student performance feedback system: observes and evaluates student performance; provides routine verbal feedback; authors formal written assessments and evaluations; develops and executes tailored remediation plans as required.  Exercises Operational Risk Management for all phases of instruction.

              Oversees maintenance and preparation of specialized training facilities, associated tool sets, equipment and related material supplies.  Supports outreach to the greater technical and operational communities to integrate relevant capabilities, services and expertise into training syllabi.  Integrates community Lessons Learned, insights from the field, technology/procedural evolutions, customer requirements and other applicable developments into standing courseware.  Conducts annual review of all courseware to ensure accuracy, relevancy and effectiveness. 

              Supports other program training activities as required.  Plans, organizes, delivers, supports and participates in internal programs to certify and develop new instructors as well as enable cross-functional support across teams.  Continues professional learning, development and growth to enhance program training value and advance the team toward customer-defined goals.

              Captures, coordinates and submits requirements on behalf of customer and Cadre.  Supports core office functions, administration and other processes.  

              Employs various automated software programs as part of day-to-day operations; software includes the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneNote); Adobe Acrobat Pro; and miscellaneous customer-specific systems.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • Operationally certified through a customer field technical training pipeline/course
  • Strong working knowledge of the radio frequency spectrum and modern radio frequency communication infrastructures to include signal structures, propagation, modulation types, data rates, multiplexing/demultiplexing methods, as well as associated equipment to include transmitters, receivers and processing suites
  • SME with extensive on-the-ground experience in OCONUS technical operations servicing customer requirements; in addition, possesses a deep base of experience planning technical operations and coordinating operational activities with fielded stakeholders
  • Well-versed in IC counterintelligence and Operations Security principles and practices as well as a demonstrated mastery of IC operational travel mechanisms and secure communications methods
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish professional rapport with others in a small team environment
  • Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
  • Adapt well to change and thrive in an atmosphere that requires trust, teamwork, initiative, creativity, curiosity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to operate under broad intent independent of direct oversight; reliable, trustworthy, committed to Student and Cadre success
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to articulate intent, frame requirements, set priorities, develop practical methods and align resources to meet training goals
  • Ability to sustain demanding operational tasks in challenging environments over extended periods of time
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote with the aptitude to employ other customer-specific, automated programs, databases and technology-based capabilities

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven track record of delivering results across a variety of operating environments to include expeditionary, war zone, non-traditional and hard target areas
  • Prior instructor experience (classroom lecture, guided discussion, hands-on coaching and mentoring, formal assessments and evaluations, individualized remediation); strong preference for those candidates with a formal customer Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience in formal instructional design and curriculum development (formulating learning behaviors, syllabus design, lesson planning, courseware development, grading rubrics)
  • Prior experience in the design and scripting of Practical Exercises and Field Training Exercises for individual and team-based training, respectively
  • Versed in Role Play-based training methods
  • Prior project management experience
  • Prior experience working with and through foreign entities
  • Versed in basic Operational Risk Management principles
  • Experience using structured planning and problem-solving methodologies
  • Working knowledge of customer's formal messaging and coordination system

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; can substitute demonstrated operational experience for educational requirement

WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL:  Based in the Sterling, VA area with routine local travel throughout Washington Metropolitan Area.  Occasional CONUS travel, roughly eight (8) weeks total, over the course of a calendar year; travel is typically forecast months in advance.

FTE: 1x full FTE

SCHEDULE:  For immediate fill
TO APPLY: Jeff Pond, MRB, Raytheon, 703.260.3621 Office; mark.j.pond@raytheon.com.


Principal Training & Development Specialist - Raytheon in McLean and Sterling, VA

TITLE:  G09, Principal Training & Development Specialist

GENERAL: Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services seeks talented candidates for a Principal Training and Development Specialist position based in the Washington Metropolitan Area; position executes both Instructional Design responsibilities (roughly .70 FTE) and Training Coordinator responsibilities (roughly .30 FTE).  The successful candidate will work alongside the customer and subject matter experts to deliver multiple Programs of Instruction which prepare students for fielded operations. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises courseware development for directorate-level certification training, mission-specific training and sustainment training Program of Instruction (POI).  Works with Cadre to design POI-specific learning behaviors centered on desired knowledge, skill and operational judgment.  Leads Cadre through overarching instructional design for classroom and CONUS-based practical exercises to include: sequencing, delivery method(s), lesson plans, rubrics, instructional materials, training aids and practical exercise(s) as well as performance evaluation systems to measure student learning.  Works with servicing learning center to ensure courseware and associated documentation complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.

Oversees and coordinates formal, Group-level training portfolio.  Establishes and maintains working relationships with applicable Subject Matter Experts (SME), training providers and training coordinators.  Routinely interacts with senior-level customers from Division to Office-level.  Plans and synchronizes course schedules and training events with external offices, training providers and other stakeholders.  Collaborates with training providers on course descriptions and requirements; publishes course descriptions, pre-requisites and schedules to customer web sites and customer training databases.  Manages the course registration process and ensures applicants meet course criterion.  Updates student training records in customer databases to reflect credit for successful course completion.           

              Supports outreach to the greater technical and operational communities to integrate relevant capabilities, services and expertise into training syllabi.  In collaboration with  Cadre, Integrates community Lessons Learned, insights from the field, technology/procedural evolutions, customer requirements and other applicable developments into standing courseware.  Participates in post-POI Level 3 assessments.  Conducts formal annual review of all courseware to ensure accuracy, relevancy and effectiveness. 

              Supports other program training activities as required.  In collaboration with Training Lead and Task Lead, designs internal training strategies for continual Cadre growth and development; training investment seeks to advance branch courseware and ultimately better prepare students for operational success in the field.  Plans, organizes, delivers, supports and participates in internal programs to certify and develop new instructors as well as enable cross-functional support across teams.  Continues professional learning, development and growth to enhance program training value and advance the team toward customer-defined goals. 

              Captures, coordinates and submits requirements on behalf of customer and Cadre.  Supports core office functions, administration and other processes. 

              Employs various automated software programs as part of day-to-day operations; software includes the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneNote); Adobe Acrobat Pro; and miscellaneous customer-specific systems.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • US citizen
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph
  • SME with at least 5 years of experience supporting customer training programs; preference for those candidates who have served in a program management capacity with a customer training activity
  • Prior experience in formal instructional design and curriculum development (orchestrating needs assessment, formulating learning behaviors, syllabus design, lesson planning, courseware development, grading rubrics)
  • Proven success in outreach, networking and forming mutually beneficial relationships across organizational lines
  • Ability to negotiate consensus across competing priorities, varied equities and divergent goals
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to articulate intent, frame requirements, set priorities and develop practical methods to meet training goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish professional rapport with others in a small team environment
  • Adapt well to change and thrive in an atmosphere that requires trust, teamwork, initiative, creativity, curiosity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Poised with exceptional communications skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to operate under broad intent independent of direct oversight; reliable, trustworthy, committed to Student and Cadre success
  • Experience working joint training with various IC members
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote with the aptitude to employ other customer-specific, automated programs, databases and technology-based capabilities

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior experience with technical and/or technology management programs
  • Prior field experience directly supporting customer operations and activities
  • Prior managerial experience developing young officers for continued professional growth
  • Prior instructor experience (classroom lecture, guided discussion, hands-on coaching and mentoring, formal assessments and evaluations, individualized remediation); strong preference for those candidates with a formal customer Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience working with course directors, instructors and role players to develop and mature courseware, methodologies, delivery and feedback mechanisms
  • Instructor Certification and experience with one of the primary learning centers
  • Prior experience in the design and scripting of Practical Exercises and Field Training Exercises for individual and team-based training, respectively
  • Versed in Role Play-based training methods
  • Experience using structured planning and problem-solving methodologies

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university; can substitute demonstrated operational experience for educational requirement

WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL:  Based in the McLean and Sterling, VA areas with routine local travel throughout Washington Metropolitan Area.  Occasional CONUS travel, roughly six (6) weeks total, over the course of a calendar year; travel is typically forecast months in advance.

FTE: 1x full FTE

SCHEDULE:  For immediate fill
TO APPLY: Jeff Pond, MRB, Raytheon, 703.260.3621 Office; mark.j.pond@raytheon.com.


Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (see 172 reviews of working there) - Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Senior Counterintelligence Officer (SCIO) for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ORNL is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and is managed by a partnership of the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute. ORNL supports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission in scientific discovery and innovation, clean energy, and national security. ORNL has a staff of about 4,600 and an annual budget of approximately $1.6 billion. 
The DOE has a national counterintelligence (CI) program which coordinates counterintelligence and foreign intelligence activities to reduce the threat posed by foreign intelligence services and terrorist elements. This includes a coordinated interface with security and cyber operations. The principal responsibility of the SCIO is to provide leadership and management of the Oak Ridge CI Office, which consists of a team of CI investigators, analysts, and technical experts. The SCIO will report to the Laboratory Director for the products of the ORNL CI Office. 
The ORNL CI program consists of CI administrative investigations, foreign visits and assignments, CI awareness, insider threat, CI analysis and a multi-focused cyber component. The SCIO will be responsible for maintaining liaison relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local, state and federal intelligence agencies for the sharing of intelligence information vital to the ORNL CI mission. The SCIO will ensure the ORNL CI program complies with all federal laws, regulations, policies and orders as well as all DOE orders and directives. The incumbent is recognized to be the senior official for Counterintelligence (CI) at Oak Ridge Field Office, and his/her work is considered to be technically and substantively authoritative. 
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Lead an integrated counterintelligence effort against foreign intelligence and terrorism threats directed at ORNL and or the DOE complex by ensuring the horizontal integration of data from cyber, analysis, and investigations components. 
Establish and maintain liaison relationships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other appropriate intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. 
Establish and maintain CI-focused functional relationships with ORNL laboratory leadership and Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN-1) and its directorates as necessary for the accomplishment of the counterintelligence mission. Represent the CI program in meetings and other various functions as required . Plan, organize and manage the day-to-day CI/CT activities of the Oak Ridge Field Office. Provide direct managerial oversight for the overall performance of the office, assigned personnel and the financial activities of the CI program, including duty assignments for Counterintelligence Officers, Analysts, Cyber Technical Experts and other various duties as required. Provide a high quality and safe working environment, fostering a mutually respectful environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. 
Make decisions or recommendations with significant impact on adjusting, interpreting or developing important counterintelligence activities and initiatives. 
Manage CI/CT investigations, ensuring appropriate referrals are made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as required by Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995. 
Prepare budget data and interface routinely with IN-1 regarding the management and tracking of budget/costs. Ensure the maintenance of fiscal accountability for all associated funds and expenditures. 
Abide by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning. 
Build and maintain a work environment which promotes collaboration, performance, feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee engagement. Identify staffing needs; recruit, select and retain highly qualified and diverse staff. Establish and ensure an open and encouraging working environment where staff report issues and concerns. Ensure your staff is properly trained to meet present and future needs by building new competencies and supporting long term staff development. 
Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree in a social science, business management or technical field 
Minimum of twelve years experience directly related to counterintelligence, counter-terrorism or intelligence matters and a minimum of five years of mid to senior level management, preferably management of CI/CT specialists. 
Knowledge of and skill in applying counterintelligence concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, methods and techniques. 
Proven leadership capabilities with the ability to build and motivate a strong and diverse organization. 
Extensive understanding of and experience with implementing Executive Order 12333, Section 811 of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 1995, Presidential Decision Directive 61, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law Number 106-65, October 5, 1999) are required . 
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI/Q clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an on-going random drug testing program. Additionally, all CI employees are required to successfully complete an employee evaluation, including a Counterintelligence scope polygraph examination. 
Qualifications Preferred: Advance degree and experience in the direction and execution in the counterintelligence, counterterrorism and/or intelligence operations at an international level. Knowledge and experience with the United States Intelligence Community regarding applicable laws, orders, guidelines, directives, policies and procedures. The ability to effectively consult, collaborate and communicate internally and externally with a multi-level, scientific environment to include staff at all levels, customers, and sponsors. Excellent negotiation, public speaking, and presentation skills. The ability to form and lead a motivated and effective team. 
Guidelines: Guidelines are stated broadly in United States Treaties and Statutes, Executive Orders, Presidential Decision Directives, DOE Orders and Notices, DOE Announcements, The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended, DOE policies and procedures, and regulations promulgated by the Director of Central Intelligence. 
Work Direction and Interfaces: The SCIO reports directly to the Deputy for Operations for management and administrative matters but to the Laboratory Director for all CI matters. Contacts include top-level managers within DOE and other agencies and contractor organizations, as well as administrative and technical specialists within DOE and ORNL. Settings range from moderately structured to highly impromptu and unplanned, and often involve sensitive situations requiring immediate resolution. 
This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. 
We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. 
If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer

Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies - Tenure Track - at Coastal Carolina University

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies beginning August 2019. Preference will be given to applicants with specializations related to intelligence communication and research, with particular interests in intelligence writing and briefing skills, open source intelligence collection and intelligence-policymaker relations. The ability to offer courses in other areas such as research methods, international negotiations, security studies, homeland security, emergency management, or counter-narcotics would also be of interest. Prior professional work experience in the field of intelligence is welcome, but not required.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science or other relevant field by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field, as well as support the continued growth and development of the Intelligence and National Security Studies program. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

Direct Link: http://jobs.coastal.edu/hr/postings/6675

POC: Jonathan Smith, Search Committee Chair (jonsmith@coastal.edu)


Raytheon has immediate needs for CIA retirees interested in very flexible, part-time, declassification review work that includes reviews of historical intelligence information and special interest collections, prepublications review of books, manuscripts and resumes. Tasks also include review and release of FOIA, Privacy Act, and litigation reviews, and case management work. The program has mission critical needs and immediate independent contractor openings for seasoned intelligence analysts, those with technical and human operations experience, as well as experience in all of the support functions. This 1099 work is at the customer site located in the Herndon area. You'll have the opportunity to set your own schedules in a stress free environment with maximum flexibility and weekly pay. TS/SCI w/poly and crossover eligible. For details, please contact Raytheon at: MS_Recruiting@raytheon.com or contact Mr. Manemann here.



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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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Training Ideas:

Intelligence Community Jobs and Language Learning Opportunities: In classes here in the U.S. or abroad, or on your own. Some sources -

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy- offers top-quality summer language immersion - for middle and high school students - Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Japanese and German.

Monterey Institute of International Studies - special total immersion summer and winter classes in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.

Lingua Service Worldwide, 800-394-5327, is based in Connecticut and represents more than 60 language schools around the globe. The company regularly visits schools to monitor performance, and provides applicants with contact info for former students.

LanguageCourse.net 800-613-6345, based in Barcelona, lists more than 400 schools worldwide. Schools are given star ratings by former students, and there's an online forum with uncensored reviews. The schools must be accredited and must have been in business for at least three year.

Atlanta International Language Institute - based in Atlanta, GA, teaches in group or private classes over 60 languages, including Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bambara, Bamanankan, Belarussian, Bengali, Berber, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Fujian, Georgian, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Malay, Mandi, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof and Yoruba.

Intelligence Community Jobs for Students -

Central Intelligence Agency - https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/index.html

Defense Intelligence Agency –http://www.dia.mil/Careers-and-Internships/Students/

Federal Bureau of Investigation - https://www.fbijobs.gov/

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/Default.aspx

National Security Agency - https://www.nsa.gov/careers/index.shtml

Office of Naval Intelligence - http://www.navy.com/careers.html

NOTE: Deadlines for summer internships in the Intelligence Community are in the fall (October and November) for the following summer.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
The members of the Intelligence Community (IC) offer high school and college students a variety of temporary employment opportunities, including paid internships and co-operative education programs. Such programs allow interested students to experience first-hand what it is like to work in the IC and if it is a “fit” for them. At the same time, the IC agency is able to evaluate the students’ work performance and consider them for permanent employment upon graduation.
In addition, many IC agencies offer scholarships or fellowships, some of which provide a salary and full government benefits as well as tuition and other educational expenses. Interested students should consult the Student/Special Programs web page at the various agencies to learn exactly what programs each offers.

  1. TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
    You can contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate as most of the IC components offer summer internship programs and some offer internships during the academic year. Some of the IC components also offer co-operative education programs which are formal programs linking a student’s major with relevant work experience. Most of the co-op programs are for college level students, however the National Security Agency does have a high school co-op program. Interns and co-op students engage in substantive and meaningful work assignments, while earning a competitive hourly wage and gaining valuable practical experience. Competitive is particularly keen for these programs with application deadlines six to nine months in advance of the period in which you wish to work. Applicants are expected to meet the same employment standards as permanent employees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have a strong academic record (GPA of 3.0 or better). Foreign language skills, previous study or residency abroad and military service are pluses. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Some agencies require medical examinations and/or polygraph examinations as well as a background investigation. Some agencies also offer unpaid internships.
    In addition to the above, the institutions listed in AFIO's latest version of our Careers in Intelligence booklet are those places which have offered or currently offer courses in intelligence and security subjects. (Because curricula vary and change from year to year, the list is not definitive.)

  1. Intelligence Community - Ten Years in a Row - #5 in 2018
    One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

    For the tenth consecutive year, the Intelligence Community (IC) was honored to be in the top-ten Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers' job satisfaction and commitment. See more about the ranking here.

    The rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) and announced recently in Washington, D.C. PPS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that aims to attract people to federal careers and improve how the government runs. The institute conducts research and helps federal leaders solve difficult public-policy issues.

    The IC ranked fourth overall among large agencies, which includes over 30 organizations, each of which employs more than two thousand people. Rankings are based on data from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which the U.S. Office of Personnel Management administers. The first Federal Government survey was in 2003, but the IC has only participated since 2009. Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, noted that the IC does not have to participate but does so voluntarily, "which is a credit to them."

    To maintain the security of information about its work force, the IC relies on its own survey instrument to assess each year how its workers feel about issues such as job satisfaction, professional development, and the effectiveness of senior leaders. The IC includes several questions from the federal survey in the IC's annual Employee Climate Survey. That way, the Community's information can be compared with that from other organizations.

    Other top-five large organization Best Places to Work are: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and Justice.

    Visit bestplacestowork.org to see which agencies top the rankings and to access trend analysis, demographic data and various workplace categories, as well as generate custom reports and conduct side-by-side comparisons for up to three agencies.


Intelligence Training Opportunities for High School Students

Lead-America.orgThe National Security & Intelligence conference, hosted by LeadAmerica, provides high achieving students with the opportunity to build real world career skills and analyze leadership attributes within the environment of our nation’s capital.  For ten days, students examine historic and current challenges to National Security, while understanding the roles and methods of diplomacy and intelligence through focused workshops on Iran, the Kashmir Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In addition, students analyze issues such as information sharing, the origins of terrorism, intelligence ethics and the proliferation of WMD’s, while also attending briefings at the U.S. State Department and the Saudi Arabian Embassy.  Students visit the Pentagon and the International Spy Museum and participate in an engaging Career Planning Seminar, which exposes them to career tracks and the requisite training for the fields of Intelligence and National Security.  Students also complete LeadAmerica’s skill building curriculum, which fosters necessary skills such as teambuilding, time management, and communication, culminating in the formulation of a personal mission and vision statement.

To learn more about LeadAmerica and the National Security & Intelligence conference please visit them here or contact an Admissions Counselor at 866.FYI.LEAD. 



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Careers in Intelligence

The following listings are jobs with federal agencies and corporations in or supporting the U.S. intelligence community.


Online University Available for Intelligence Career-Oriented Students

100% Online Bachelor and Master of Science (BS/MS) Degrees in Intelligence, Counterterrorism,
and Protection from Henley-Putnam University

Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam's degrees in Intelligence, Protection, and Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies prepare law enforcement, military, intelligence community, and private industry professionals with the network, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam, an accredited member of DETC, offers Online BS/MS Degree Programs. For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746 or visit us online at http://www.henley-putnam.edu/.

AFIO members and others are invited to consider new opportunities with MITRE, to see why they are one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For. If you possess a current Secret (or higher) clearance and a track record of success in any of the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering (Sensors, Complex Systems, Biometrics, Networks, Geospatial)
  • SIGINT Engineering
  • Software & Data Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Security & Information Assurance
  • Cost and Acquisition Analysis
  • Contracts Administration
  • Communications Engineers (Missile Defense, SATCOM)
  • Electronic and Financial Crime Intelligence Analysis
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Homeland Security/Critical Infrastructure Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation Engineering
  • Operations Research Analysis
  • Organizational Change Management - Communications
  • Program Management/Earned Value Management
  • Software Packaging/Radia Engineering
  • Oracle Financials Development

Contact MITRE to explore new career options.  http://www.mitre.org


CAREERS IN INTELLIGENCE WITH DHS
Start you intel career, now. NINE positions at the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters are listed below. They look forward to receiving resumes from qualified candidates. 

Make a smart career move to DHS. Many announcements for positions at the Department of Homeland Security-headquarters arrive each week. These positions are posted on https://www.usajobs.gov/. DHS looks forward to receiving resumes from qualified AFIO candidates. For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on https://www.usajobs.gov/.

For vacancies with DHS components including FEMA, Coast Guard, etc., please check their postings on https://www.usajobs.gov/.


OTHER AGENCIES AND GROUPS PROVIDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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