JOE - September 2012

Central Intelligence Agency
National Clandestine Service
NCS Language Officer
Position Title/Short Description
Title: NCS Language Officer
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
D7 -- Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
N4 -- Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
Salary Range: $51,630 - $94,837

JOE ID Number: 201209_397339

Print This Page Back to Listings

Full Text of JOE Listing:
Performing a critical and dynamic function within the National Clandestine Service (NCS), the Language Officer applies advanced foreign language skills, experience, and expertise to provide high-quality translation, interpretation, and language-related support for a variety of NCS clandestine operations. In addition to expert language skills, Language Officers provide in-depth cultural insight-an important dimension of the job. Language Officers also work closely with officers in other NCS disciplines, particularly field collectors, to support the overall mission of intelligence acquisition. As with other NCS professions, foreign travel opportunities and certain specialized training are also integral elements of the job.

In addition to a salary range of $51,630 - $94,837, new employees who already possess excellent language skills may be eligible for a significant hiring bonus and language use payments.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree, native or near-native fluency in a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Russian and Somali), and a strong interest in international affairs. Candidates must possess sound English language writing and oral skills and good interpersonal and communications skills. As with all NCS professional specializations, the responsibilities of a Language Officer require absolute personal and professional dedication to mission.
Application Instructions:


Online Application URL:

Informational URL:

Print This Page Back to Listings

Job Openings for Economists (JOE)

About JOE

Submit a Listing (Employer Access)

JOE Email notification alert

Follow JOE on Twitter!

Contact Us