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A “Mission-Critical” CIA Assignment

The CIA is currently attempting to fill a sensitive position that involves temporary “overseas travel.” All applicants for this slot are warned that “friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA” and that their interest “may not be benign.” Furthermore, one “cannot control whom they would tell.” The CIA therefore urges applicants “to exercise discretion and good judgment” in disclosing their intentions to sign up with the agency.

To get the job, an applicant must successfully complete a psychological exam, a polygraph exam, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. U.S. citizenship is required.

What is this sensitive job? Three hints.

First, back in April, in CIA vs. MPG, I commented on the progress our premier intelligence agency has been making in the fuel-efficiency of its LDV’s—the CIA acronym for “light-duty vehicle,” or in non-spyspeak, a car.

Second, the pay is $24.29 an hour.

Third, this particular job is part of a “mission-critical unit.”

Click here to find out the nature of the job and/or to apply.