Paralegal - posted 11/19/19

Paralegal - posted 11/19/19

Company Name: 
Central Intelligence Agency
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Salary Range: 
$56,233 - $81,548**Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level
Job Summary: 

As a Paralegal for the CIA, you will provide case management, legal research, case-cite verification, blue book citations and general paralegal support to the Office of General Counsel. You will support legal issues relating to foreign intelligence, counterintelligence activities, and both civil and criminal litigation.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA – Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the CIA’s Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OGC is an independent office of the CIA that provides legal advice and guidance to the Agency and to the Director of the CIA. Learn more about the Office of General Counsel. 

Life at CIA
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We’re on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn’t just a job, it’s a mindset and a lifestyle.

Requirements or Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Paralegal certificate or degree from an ABA-approved school 
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Broad range of experience in the legal profession as a working paralegal
  • Ability to research, analyze and organize effectively
  • Legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis and PACER
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions
  • Unofficial paralegal transcript
  • Three (3) legal references with full names and contact information

All applicants must successfully complete:

  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Application Process: 
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Additional Information: 
Application period is ongoing