Human Resources

Intelligence Community employees operate in a high risk, high stress and high reward environment. As such, the IC is committed to investing in its most valuable source of capital – its employees. As a human resource professional, you may get involved in all aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and job placement, employee benefits, compensation, job design, performance management and professional development. Human resources professionals are trusted, strategic partners who work with the mission and are a vital part of the IC. Play a key role in the development of the world's most advanced intelligence workforce. Join the IC today.


  • Applied Social Sciences
  • Business Administration or Business Management
  • History, Government or Political Science
  • Human Resources or Human Capital Management
  • Law or Legal Support
  • Psychology or Psychological Services
  • Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology)
  • Support Services

Example Positions

  • Human Resources Manager/Program Manager
    Provides HR-related program management (e.g., student employment, training administration, training development, assessment, awards, promotion, incentive pay, field orientation) to include negotiating and executing funding; establishing and tracking program schedules; retrieving, compiling and analyzing program data; evaluating program deliverables; and recommending possible options to address program shortcomings or gaps.
  • Human Resources Specialist 
    Provides HR services to a global workforce. These may include recruiting; interpreting and applying HR policies; advising the agency workforce on HR-related topics and programs; addressing performance and conduct issues; processing HR-related actions; compiling and analyzing workforce data; and communicating HR information to the workforce. Weighs the impact of variables and other issues in resolving HR questions or issues. May provides advice, guidance, and assistance on human resources regulations, policies, and laws.
  • Workforce Analyst
    Interprets human capital data and trends to ensure a mission-ready workforce. Analyzes secondary data, develops and maintains a balanced manpower plan, and forecasts changing human capital requirements based on the evolving mission.
  • EEO/Diversity Management Specialist
    Plans and leads Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity programs, teams, and activities. Provides guidance on EEO and diversity issues, including identifying barriers to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and leads efforts to eliminate or mitigate identified barriers.
  • Benefits Specialist
    Provides retirement and insurance services to personnel, including developing and publishing benefits policy and working aids; verifying employee retirement and insurance eligibility and coverage; counseling the workforce; assisting employees in resolving discrepancies; and providing administrative services for the benefits system.
  • Human Capital Program Manager
    Provides guidance, advice, and direction across a full range of human capital functional areas to develop and implement broad strategic and operational initiatives that directly impact the customer area and align to overall strategic initiatives and mission.
  • Intelligence Educator
    Provides corporate training to give officers knowledge and skills essential to performing the mission. Conducts training needs assessments, develops learning objectives and course/program documentation, delivers instruction, and reviews post-course evaluations.


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