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NRO Cadre


In 2015, the NRO established its own civilian workforce—the NRO Cadre. This Congressionally-approved workforce stability initiative allowed NRO to create a stable, indigenous workforce by converting Air Force and Navy civilians to NRO Cadre civilians. This effort helps to ensure NRO has the "right people in the right places at the right time" and provides Cadre personnel with their own career paths, and advanced degree and professional development programs.


We are seeking bright, enthusiastic, high-performing dynamos to join our workforce. 


Basic requirements for our positions are: U.S. citizenship, ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, a polygraph examination, and pre-employment and random drug testing.


NRO Cadre vacancies are posted on the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) USAJobs under NRO and you can view them here on NRO Career Opportunities. Also, check out the Employee Benefits page.


If the description above portrays you, but an opening for your skillset is not currently available on USAJobs, please submit your resume to for consideration. We will evaluate submitted resumes as needed for both current and future openings.  Please do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with your application, if submitting transcripts, or SF-50's.  PII includes SSN, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, etc. We will collect PII, as needed, later in the application process.


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