Work at the CNI
Not just a job: a lifestyle
The national and international situation Spain is confronting demands an effective, specialized and modern Intelligence service, able to prevent the threats against our country and to promote Spain´s interests abroad. Dynamism at the CNI is based on the team of professionals who work in the organization; individuals who, regardless of their background and training, share their determination to serve Spain. Professional career at the CNI is not only a job: it is rather a lifestyle. Motivation for protecting common interest always prevails over the personal aspirations of its members.
At the forefront of national security
Loyalty, discretion and spirit of sacrifice are the qualities required from all CNI members, who reflect the diverse reality of Spain. In turn, the CNI offers its members the chance of working at the forefront of national security, thus helping to shape the future, in an innovative environment in which the potential contribution of the individual to teamwork is appreciated and encouraged.
If you are concerned about the future of Spain and the international community, motivated by security, interested in getting to know other realities and interacting with other cultural environments, if you want to have a sense of belonging to an organization, the CNI will be able to channel your aspirations and offer you a professional career.
In order to participate in a job application process for the Centro Nacional de Inteligencia, there are certain minimum eligibility requirements. The candidate must:
- Hold Spanish nationality.
- Be at least 18. Internal regulations will determine age limitation for each type of job.
- Have the qualification required for the chosen job category.
- Not have been dismissed from any civil service (autonomous, local…), nor disqualified from the exercise of public functions, nor deprived of the exercise of civil rights.
- Not suffer from any illness or physical defect that incapacitates them to carry out the responsibilities of the job.
- Have or be about to obtain the security clearance necessary for the job they are going to do.
If you do not meet the first requirement but you believe that you have special knowledge or skills that may be useful for the Centre, do not hesitate to send your CV so that we can take these skills into account. In the event that, once you have sent your CV, you wish to update it, you will be able to send a new application that will automatically replace the previous one.
It includes jobs with the main mission of collecting, interpreting and processing the information necessary to protect and promote Spain's political, economic, industrial, commercial and strategic interests. One of the priority tasks of these experts is to prevent and detect threats against the constitutional order, the rights and freedoms of Spanish citizens, the sovereignty and integrity of the State, the stability of its institutions, the national economic interests and the well-being of the population.
Language specialists are responsible for translating and interpreting the languages of interest to the CNI. Due to the great variety of topics of interest, we work with many languages. Consequently, the profiles of the Centre's translators and interpreters are also varied, ranging from the closest and most common languages to the most geographically and culturally distant ones. Another task of these professionals is the language review of CNI documents, so that our reports convey clear analyses.
Information and communication technology
This area covers jobs providing ICT services necessary for the organization performance and to ensure systems security. These positions are related to research, planning, development, administration, implementation, maintenance and normative regulation of these systems.
This area includes jobs in collecting information through activities that require operational means, procedures or techniques.
This area includes jobs to ensure the safety and security of the CNI facilities, staff, materials and information. The responsibility of these professionals is to prevent and neutralise any internal or external threat against the organisation.
Like any other organisation, we offer other jobs for specialists in the fields of infrastructure, administration, finance, health and legal issues. Their contribution is vital to address CNI's mission.
The professional profiles described above cover different categories of civil service jobs. The minimum education requirements for each category are as follows: