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Careers in the IC

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

We Have Thousands of Opportunities in All Kinds of Fields

Not every person in the Intelligence Community works out in the field. In fact, for every field personnel we employ, we have a huge network of essential support staff behind the scenes. These men and women analyze information, translate foreign language documents, develop new intelligence technology, design software and hardware, write reports for the president, and more.

Among the 17 agencies that form the IC, we staff offices in all 50 states and all over the world. This means, wherever you live, there may be an opportunity for you in your own back yard.

We hire technology specialists, software and hardware developers, engineers, scientists, security experts, foreign language experts, acquisitions and financial managers, and more. Regardless of your particular skills, if you are interested in an intelligence career, chances are we have a position that would be perfect for you.

United States citizenship is required. All applicants must successfully complete an extensive background investigation. Some positions may also require medical and psychological examination and polygraph interview. The IC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Visit for more information and click here for a list of IC agency employment websites.

Wounded Warrior Program

The IC Wounded Warrior program strives to provide information and opportunity for America’s combat-wounded military members. Using semi-annual career fairs hosted by various IC agencies, the veterans learn about unique internship opportunities that may provide a match between their skills and IC agency/element mission requirements. More information about the program and future career fairs is available on



Careers at ODNI

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Our current vacancies are listed below.


The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security. The Office of the DNI's goal is to effectively integrate foreign, military and domestic intelligence in defense of the homeland and of United States interests abroad.

ODNI is comprised of a headquarters element, three national centers (NCTC, the National Counterterroism Center; NCPC, the National Counterproliferation Center; and ONCIX, the Office of the National Counterterrorism Executive) as well as the National Intelligence Council and IARPA, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Before exploring ODNI's current vacancies you may wish to learn more about our Organizational Structure, our Mission Vision and Goals or the Principles of Professional Ethics for the U.S. Intelligence Community.


AB096: National Intelligence Officer, Western Hemisphere (closes April 22, 2014)
As a member of both the National Intelligence Council (NIC) and a key member of the National Intelligence Manager (NIM) for Western Hemisphere Team, the NIO/Western Hemisphere serves as the DNI’s designated representative for intelligence analysis, operates under the DNI’s authorities for Western Hemisphere, and is responsible for producing finished strategic intelligence analysis in support of the NIM/Western Hemisphere’s intelligence mission management and UIS responsibilities. About the NIC

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Auditors: Inspector General (closes April 25, 2014)
Conduct comprehensive program, financial, contract, acquisition, and information technology-related audits and reviews of activities within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community. About the IC IG

28405/28406: Auditor
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28407: Expert Auditor 
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27514: Financial Statement Auditor
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28404: Senior Auditor 
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17137: Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits (closes May 2, 2014)

Lead a professional staff in planning and conducting comprehensive financial, contract, acquisition, and information technology-related audits and reviews of activities within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community. About the IC IG

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28399: Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections (closes April 25, 2014)

Lead a professional staff in planning and conducting  comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations and reviews within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Intelligence Community. About the IC IG

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28400: Inspector (closes April 25, 2014)
Initiate, plan, and conduct comprehensive evaluations and reviews within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Intelligence Community. Design and conduct interviews, define data collection requirements, collect and analyze data and records, and synthesize information to develop findings, conclusions, and recommendations; develop reports, present findings, and follow-up on recommendations. About the IC IG

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28403: Public Affairs Specialist (closes April 25, 2014)
Serve as communications consultants to senior leadership at the Office of the Director National Intelligence and provide substantive advice and counsel on the development of internal communications, strategic communications, and/or media relations. About the IC IG

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All applicants must apply to a specific vacancy announcement. All applications must be submitted electronically.  ODNI makes employment decisions based on a fair and equitable competitive hiring process where applicants’ qualifications (education, professional experience, and skill set) are reviewed and evaluated. 

Once a candidate selection has been made, a secondary phase of ODNI’s hiring process is security processing.  All applicants will need to be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining the applicant’s life history, character, trustworthiness, reliability, and soundness of judgment.  The ODNI utilizes polygraph examiners to conduct a polygraph exam on all employment candidates. Another phase of ODNI’s hiring process includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

A career in intelligence can be enormously rewarding and also demanding. Not only is it required for intelligence professionals to be highly competent in their professional fields, ODNI employees must also be highly reliable, trustworthy, and possess a high level of personal integrity.


Once an applicant has received an offer of employment and has successfully completed the security and medical processing, a security clearance may be granted. The clearance process is strictly governed by rules and regulations derived from Federal statute and executive orders. It involves a thorough examination of the applicant’s life history and ability to safeguard the nation’s secrets.  The clearance process can be lengthy - possibly taking up to four to six months. Individuals already cleared at the TS/SCI level may experience expedited security processing.


Due to the volume of applications received, applicants will only be contacted if they have been selected for an interview.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 703-275-3663.


ODNI Recruitment
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Operating Status: OPEN

The Federal Government is open. All ODNI facilities are open.

This page will be updated immediately upon a change in ODNI’s operating status.

Employee Resources

ODNI employees can also check operating status by calling: 888-642-1112.

Click here for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management operating status and schedules.

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The ODNI operating status is available at all times via a link in the lower right-hand corner of the home page and, via direct link at

Plain Language Act

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing “a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration” in his Jan. 21, 2009 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

The ODNI is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on this website. Our assigned staff member to oversee our plain
language efforts is Jeff A., chief of staff, Public Affairs.

The ODNI is training our employees and have created an oversight process. We must use plain language in any document that

  • Is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes.
  • Provides information about any federal government benefit or service.
  • Explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.


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