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Education & Training Specialist

Central Intelligence Agency
Washington, District of Columbia
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  • Job Status
    Full Time

Salary:   $63,673 - $97,333

Location:              Washington, DC metropolitan area

CIA University (CIAU) is looking for educators with experience stewarding the development and delivering of curricula, using online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments. Experience in creating products for course management systems such as Moodle or Blackboard is a plus.

Your work improves the knowledge and skills of officers carrying out extraordinary tasks in service to our nation. You work alongside seasoned intelligence professionals with depth of knowledge in a range of topics, including specific geographic regions, proliferation, and terrorism.

We offer a creative atmosphere in which to work, professional development opportunities, and flexible working schedules. New employees with CIA University are introduced to the Agency by being placed in one of the following positions:

  • Curriculum Lead
  • Design & Delivery
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Subject Matter Expert

Incumbents may serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) responsible for a range of contracting activities in coordination with the contracting officer.


These positions require a 5-year contract term employment agreement.

 Minimum requirements include a bachelor or master's degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education or a related field. Experienced candidates should have a minimum of two years work experience in adult education in the classroom, online, and in blended environments and, thus, practical knowledge in teaching adults. They recognize how technology enables learning and are dedicated to keeping up with innovations, research, theories, technologies, and trends in the education field. Experience in rapid prototyping, iterative design, or in other practices that streamline development processes is desired.

Successful candidates have excellent interpersonal skills, experiment with new learning techniques and technologies, and seize new opportunities for enhancing learning. They must be able to juggle multiple projects, prioritize competing demands and work independently and interdependently.

Candidates identify client needs; create assessment instruments; and design, develop, and deliver appropriate learning solutions. They collaborate with multimedia developers, instructional technologists, instructional designers, and video production experts to translate learning requirements into effective computer-mediated, blended, and classroom-based programs. They represent the capabilities of the staff in client briefings and seek opportunities to build strong client relationships.

Salary - competitive and negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

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.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:

Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Posted: 2014-11-10 Expires: 2038-01-18

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