The officers of the CIA are guided by a professional ethos that is the sum of our abiding principles, core values, and highest aspirations. This ethos holds us on course as we exercise the extraordinary influence and authorities with which we have been entrusted to protect the Nation and advance its interests. CIA’s ethos has many dimensions, including:
Service. We put Nation first, Agency before unit, and mission before self. We take pride in being agile, responsive, and consequential.
Integrity. We uphold the highest standards of lawful conduct. We are truthful and forthright, and we provide information and analysis without institutional or political bias. We maintain the Nation’s trust through accountability and oversight.
Excellence. We bring the best of who we are to everything we do. We are self aware, reflecting on our performance and learning from it. We strive to give our officers the tools, experiences, and leadership they need to excel.
Courage. We accomplish difficult, high-stakes, often dangerous tasks. In executing mission, we carefully manage risk but we do not shy away from it. We value sacrifice and honor our fallen.
Teamwork. We stand by and behind one another. Collaboration, both internal and external, underpins our best outcomes. Diversity and inclusion are mission imperatives.
Stewardship. We preserve our ability to obtain secrets by protecting sources and methods from the moment we enter on duty until our last breath.
Location - Washington DC
Economic analysts assess foreign economic, trade, and financial issues that affect US security interests. They work closely with political, leadership, and military analysts throughout the Intelligence Community to produce written intelligence papers and briefings for US policymakers and other US officials. Economists working in regional offices focus on the range of macroeconomic and microeconomic issues facing the country or region they cover, to include foreign policies or practices that are of potential concern to US national security. Economists working transnational issues take a broader, global approach to such matters and tend to delve more deeply into technical details, particularly in terms of macroeconomic stability and finance. Economic analysts may also assess illicit financial activities, including terrorist and criminal networks, money laundering, or foreign corruption. Economists with strong regional studies backgrounds and special expertise in the international trade or financial system, impact of sanctions or energy issues are of particular interest.
Agency analysts are encouraged to maintain and broaden professional ties through academic study, attendance at professional meetings, foreign travel, language training and analytic and management training.
Minimum requirements: 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 or international business. 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. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale is required. Competitive candidates typically will have higher GPAs, relevant experience, and strong verbal presentation and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write clear and concise text.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
How 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.
Deadline - N/A