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Security Protective Officer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $38,548 to $40,747
Location: Northern Virginia

It is the function of the CIA to provide timely, reliable and useful information to the President and national policymakers. Within this mission, it is the role of the Office of Security to provide a comprehensive, worldwide security program that protects Agency personnel, programs, information, facilities and activities.

The mission of the CIA's Security Protective Service (SPS) is the protection of Agency personnel, facilities and information through the enforcement of Federal Laws and Agency Regulations. This is an entry-level armed and uniformed position. SPS officers are required to work eight-hour shifts to include weekends and holidays and may be directed to work overtime.

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Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or the equivalent, and applicants must be at least 21 years old, physically fit and possess a valid driver's license. Military experience (military police or Marine security guard preferred) and police or significant security experience are also needed. An associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field is preferred. This position requires a 36-month commitment to the SPS before seeking other opportunities within the Agency. Applicant should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, have a high level of integrity and trustworthiness and strong interpersonal skills.

New appointees will receive intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, or Artesia, New Mexico, and specialized instruction at SPS training facilities. Training includes coursework in police procedures, psychology, police-community relations, criminal law, first aid, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and physical defense techniques. Officers also attend yearly in-service training, stressing tactics, legal issues and firearms.

All applicants must successfully complete thorough medical, intellectual, personality and psychological exams and interviews, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

http://www.cia.gov/employment/jobs/security_protective_off.html
 
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