The CIA Is Hiring and Not for What You Would Expect

This is your chance.


Want the cachet of working for the CIA but perhaps wish to avoid some of the nitty-gritty (you know: counter-terrorism, killing bad guys, jumping out of exploding buildings, etc.)?

Now is your chance, as the Central Intelligence Agency is hiring for the most staid position they have on the books—librarian.

As you might expect, this is not your garden variety, high-school librarian experience. In the listing, the CIA clarifies, “Our Librarians play an essential role in the intelligence mission by acquiring, researching, and making accessible the most critical information resources that meet CIA and Intelligence Community information requirements.” In other words, you would be privy to the tight-lipped, covert operations of the U.S. government.

You might also make serious bank, potentially raking in more coin than the average American does in a year. Salaries run between $50,864 and $118,069.

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America’s spy house stipulates that candidates for the job must live in the DC metro area, among a slew of other requisites. “Minimum requirements include an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, excellent communications skills, strong critical thinking/analytic skills, documented knowledge and/or job experience in at least one facet of library science.”

Time to spruce up that résumé, eh?

h/t CNN Money