The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) invites interested individuals to attend the fifth annual IC Virtual Career Fair — a free online event — on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern).
Space is limited, says an online notice. To guarantee entrance, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Click here to register for the IC Virtial Career Fair.
Participants can learn about IC careers and get tips on how to apply for positions. From the comfort of their computer or mobile device, participants can visit IC agencies’ virtual booths;
- Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts in real-time;
- Attend live presentations;
- Explore currently available jobs;
- Link to IC agency Web sites to apply to positions online;
- Network with other job seekers;
- Learn about internships and other student opportunities.
Participating agencies will be hiring fewer new employees this year than in past years due to budget cuts, says the notice. Competition will be keen for the few openings that exist and individuals with proficiency in mission-critical languages, such as Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, etc., and with education/experience in science, engineering, cybersecurity, information technology and other critical skills will have the best chance for employment
You’ll find jobs in the following disciplines, mostly in the Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD, metropolitan area:
- Clandestine services;
- Computer science/computer engineering;
- Cooperative education programs;
- Cybersecurity/information assurance;
- Data science;
- Engineering — aerospace, aeronautical, chemical, electronics, mechanical, nuclear and systems;
- Graphic design and multi-media specialist;
- Foreign language — Language analysts, officers/instructors, contract linguists with full professional proficiency in:
- All African languages
- All Arabic dialects
- French (limited openings available)
- Italian (limited openings available)
- Spanish (limited openings available)
Not all participating agencies have openings in all languages.
- Information Technology — Software/application developer, network engineer, mobile application developer;
- Intelligence analysis — Analytic methodology, maritime, and technical analysis (geodetic surveyor, aeronautical, bathymetry, photogrammetry, geodetic/earth science, geodetic orbit scientist, and targeting;
- Mission support — Data analytics, human resources, logistics, police officer;
- Science and mathematics (physics, chemistry, biology, materials science)
U.S. citizenship is required, says the notice.
Registration represents a virtual ticket not only to the event, but also to a limited sneak preview day on Tuesday, February 25, and a one-week on-demand period February 27 through March 5.
At the sneak preview, attendees will be able to familiarize themselves with the show environment and download informational materials ahead of time.
The on-demand period lets visitors come back to the show at their leisure to collect materials or review presentations and other information. Plus, if an individual knows he or she won’t be available on event day, register anyway to attend the show during the on-demand period.
Chat-with-recruiter functionality will only be available on event day.
The following agencies and components will be participating in the 2013 IC Virtual Career Fair:
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- FBI Language Services Section (FBI LSS)
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- National Security Agency (NSA)
- National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)