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  • 07 Nov 2019 1:44 PM | Anonymous member

    The successful candidate will be able to conduct all-source intelligence production to identify threats to U.S. interests and strategic warning to defense and national security policy makers; mitigating  surprise and supports shaping strategic outcomes; guiding the development of U.S. defense capabilities; identifying and analyzing defense-related economic, social, political, scientific and technological trends; and executing directed tasks.  Conduct research and analysis of data, information, and intelligence to produce a wide range of finished all-source intelligence products for senior U.S. defense department and government officials that are in accordance with analytical standards.  Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and working groups as directed.  Brainstorm analytic ideas in how strategic warning supports and will be incorporated into critical infrastructure analysis.  Build collaborative relationships and outreach between agency and counterparts.

    Required Qualifications:

    ·      Experience: Minimum 12 years of experience related to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.

    ·      Education: Master’s degree in an area related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or have Bachelor’s degree related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and an additional 5 years or related senior experience, for a total of 17 years, as a substitute to the Master’s degree.

    ·      Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of the labor category activities required to meet mission requirements.

    ·      Demonstrates mastery of qualitative and quantitative analytic methodologies and pursue developments in academia or other fields that affect tradecraft methodology. Demonstrates ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks.

    ·      Demonstrates in-depth analysis of analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulates key findings.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to work independently and with minimal oversight.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions; routinely tests analytic rigor of analytic products.

    ·      TS/SCI Clearance w/ CI Polygraph


    Submit your resume and interest to careers@missionessential.com


  • 07 Nov 2019 1:40 PM | Anonymous member

    The successful candidate will be able to conduct all-source forensic accounting analysis and production, by fusing financial / transactional data from formal banking systems, financial reports, and other forms of reporting as a layer of analysis for TOC (Transnational Organized Crime) missions.  Analyze specific foreign financial activities including threat financiers, facilitators, and financial networks / operations associated with, but not limited to, terrorism, CD, narco-terrorism, counterintelligence, insurgency, proliferation, and operational activity which threatens US national security interests and produce finished all-source analytic products that meet Tradecraft Standards.  Aggregate and fuse multi-modal transactional data and identity. Map and perform analysis of financial data from formal banking systems, financial reports, and informal transfer means of TOC (Transnational Organized Crime) entities.  Prepare and integrate financial data from all available sources including, but not limited to, SIGINT intercepts; HUMINT; Law Enforcement Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), search warrants and subpoenas; DOMEX, and shared data such as Bank Secrecy Act, formal banking system, Suspicious Activities Reports, and informal systems.  Understand payment relationships, revenue-generation, and money-laundering methods.  Apply statistical techniques including flows analysis, visualization, and geospatial analysis tools to bulk and raw transactional data of TOC (Transnational Organized Crime) actors.  Apply pattern analysis to large data sets related to TOC activities and foreign counter TOC (Transnational Organized Crime) efforts.  Apply intelligence collection requirements, essential elements of information, priority intelligence requirements, and search terms to DOMEX triage processes. Apply data engineering to interface with structured data and data forensics tools.

     

    Required Qualifications:

    ·      Experience: Minimum 8 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.

    ·      Education: Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    ·      Demonstrates comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the labor category.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and/or technically advanced. Demonstrates ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence.

    ·      Demonstrates ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems. Provides guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies. Uses argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives.

    ·      TS/SCI Clearance w/ CI Polygraph


    Submit your resume and interest to careers@missionessential.com


  • 07 Nov 2019 1:38 PM | Anonymous member

    The successful candidate will provide in-depth analysis of Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) networks, capabilities, and intentions. Will be able to develop and maintain expertise on DTOs operating within Latin America and their ability to disrupt stability and undermine governance in the region. Must be able to interpret large amounts of textual and technical data and produce finished intelligence.  Representative examples include, but are not limited to: Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs), finished intelligence (FINTEL), filtered real-time data feeds, message traffic, directed-searches results, and task specific, specialized data sources.  Must be able to produce finished all-source analytic products. Will be able to develop complex analytical approaches to problems and situations for which data is incomplete, controversial, or for which no precedent exists.

    Required:

    ·         Must possess experience using link analysis software (e.g. Analyst Notebook and/or Palantir), to accurately display Drug Trafficking Organization networks.

    ·         Experience: Minimum 8 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.

    ·         Education: Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    ·         Demonstrates comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the labor category.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and/or technically advanced. Demonstrates ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence.

    ·         Demonstrates ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems. Provides guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies. Uses argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives.

    ·         TS/SCI Clearance w/ polygraph


    Submit your resume and interest to careers@missionessential.com


  • 07 Nov 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member

    Mission Essential is currently seeking a Task Order Program Manager who will be responsible for all project or program-related execution and operations, ensuring delivery of services and management/oversight of the direct workforce on a program providing counterterrorism, identity intelligence, watchlisting, biometrics and other analytical support to national-level defense intelligence operations in a watch environment.  The Task Order Program Manager will:

    ·         Have full authority to act for the company on all task order matters relating to daily operations of the project or program.

    ·         Be thoroughly familiar with the Performance Work Statement, customer standards and operating procedures, and Mission Essential company policies and procedures.

    ·         Directly supervise the various team leads and be overall responsible for quality and workforce performance.

    ·         Collaborate with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), Government stakeholders, and the Mission Essential PMO to develop and maintain a detailed work plan, including specific tasks, assignments, work schedule, planned labor hours and funding expenditure projections, to facilitate task order monitoring activities.

    ·         Develop and maintain a Project Management Plan in accordance with the PWS.

    ·         Prepare and submit weekly activity reports, monthly status reports, and presentation materials for periodic project or program progress meetings.

    ·         Perform all other management and administrative tasks required for the continuous successful operation of the project or program.

    ·         Support all Mission Essential growth-related activities as required, including but not limited to writing or reviewing Past Performance, responding to data calls, and support to the proposal/capture teams.

    ·         Seek/identify opportunities to maximize project or program performance (e.g., financial outcomes, organic growth, increased production and/or quality).

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Master Degree with 8+ years of intelligence experience or;

    Specialized training and 10+ years of intelligence analysis experience or equivalent intelligence/academic experience

    • Subject matter expert or recognized specialist in relevant field (ie – counterterrorism, terrorist identities, biometrics, watchlisting, etc)
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal Government or Company oversight.
    • Previous experience as an on-site program or project manager on a large intelligence contract or task order
    • ·         Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and decision making skills
    • ·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • TS/SCI with polygraph required

    Desired Qualifications

    ·         Experience supporting large, national-level counterterrorism centers/operations in either an analytical or leadership capacity

    ·         PMP Certification


    Submit your resume and interest to careers@missionessential.com


  • 06 Nov 2019 9:51 AM | Anonymous member

    Overview:

    The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers supporting federal decision making – two serving the Department of Defense (DOD) and one serving the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. IDA assists the United States Government in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise.

    This position is in IDA’s Intelligence Analyses Division (IAD). IAD supports the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other U.S. Government Agencies by providing analyses of critical intelligence and national security issues. IAD is involved in analytical activities across a wide range of cross disciplinary national security and intelligence matters including: programmatic assessments; technical evaluations; social science research; strategic analysis; physical, cyber, and human threat evaluations; and open source exploitation. Short and long term sponsoring arrangements with U.S. Government entities provide a steady stream of intellectual challenges for the IAD staff in the furtherance of national objectives and for identifying opportunities to improve public sector performance.

    Responsibilities:

    IDA seeks candidates for a Research Associate position within IAD. This position will work alongside highly experienced analysts who are working on projects for the DoD and the Intelligence Community. Primary work will be accomplished in Alexandria, VA at the IDA headquarters in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.

    Research Associates (RA) are members of our full-time professional staff. RAs typically work as members of study teams and at the direction of senior study leaders and analysts. A Research Associate must be capable of operating unsupervised on assignments for which they are qualified. RAs will generally perform fact-finding tasks, develop preliminary analyses, and shape findings and recommendations for the team. RAs are expected to be familiar with standard information collection, compilation, summary and analysis methods; able to develop or apply appropriate methods to support needs of particular studies or analyses; use strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills to contribute effectively to a team approach, problem solving, and to interact with Government and industry representatives. The analyst is expected to make immediate, substantive contributions to the development and completion of written and oral deliverables for sponsoring organizations.

    Qualifications:

    • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Chinese/East Asian: politics, foreign and/or military policy, military doctrine or national security policies in the post-World War II era.
    • Candidates with a Ph.D. will not be considered.
    • It is preferred that candidates have demonstrated reading/research skills in the Chinese (Mandarin) language through time spent living/working in the region.
    • Candidates must possess strong analytical skills in developing and implementing analytical methodologies and then fusing developed all-source information into clear and concise conclusions and recommendations.
    • Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills.
    • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to a team approach to problem definition and resolution.
    • Candidates should have a working knowledge of the U.S. national security establishment and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
    • Candidates are REQUIRED to have an active TS clearance and recent SCI access (within the last 6 months)/current SSBI. Candidates without this level of clearance will not be considered for the position.
    • Candidates are encouraged to submit a brief cover letter (in addition to a resume) describing their career interests, skill sets, and specific abilities that are applicable to this job.

    U.S. Citizenship is required

    Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    APPLY HERE: https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INSTITUTEDA&cws=39&rid=1539

  • 10 Sep 2019 2:30 AM | Anonymous member

    Seeking a qualified individual to support the Royal Saudi Land Forces G-4. Assignment is based in Riyadh.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Former U.S. Army officer, O-5 or O-6
    • Ordnance, Quartermaster, or Transportation Branch
    • Previous logistics assignments at the company, battalion, brigade, and division or sustainment-command level or higher
    • Command and General Staff College graduate
    • Combined Logistics Captains Career Course graduate
    • Experience briefing general officers
    • Intermediate PowerPoint skills

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Battalion command
    • Assignment with a geographic combatant command headquarters
    • Experience in the MENA region
    • Arabic language

    For additional information, please contact Robert Bosworth: bosworth_robert@bah.com

  • 29 May 2019 9:35 AM | Anonymous member

    Overview

    The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) supporting the Department of Defense and other agencies that require rigorous and objective analysis of national security issues.

    This position is in IDA’s Intelligence Analyses Division (IAD). IAD supports the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other U.S. Government Agencies by providing analyses of critical intelligence and national security issues. IAD is engaged in cross-disciplinary activities across a wide range of national security and intelligence issues including: programmatic assessments; technical evaluations; social science research; strategic analysis; physical, cyber, and human threat evaluations; and open source exploitation. Short and long term sponsoring arrangements with U.S. Government entities provide a steady stream of intellectual challenges for the IAD staff in the furtherance of national objectives and for identifying opportunities to improve public sector performance.

    Responsibilities

    IDA seeks candidates for a Research Associate (RA) position within IAD. This position will work as a member of a team of highly experienced, full-time professional staff members who are working on projects for the DoD and the Intelligence Community. Primary work will be accomplished in Alexandria, VA at the IDA headquarters in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.

    The RA is a member of our full-time professional staff. The RA will typically work as a member of one or more study teams under the leadership and direction of a senior study leader and other, more seasoned analysts. The RA is expected to be adaptable and self-motivated, demonstrating a capacity for independent thought, sound judgment, and creativity in applying quantitative and qualitative analytical methods to complex policy problems. The RA must be capable of operating unsupervised on assignments for which he/she is qualified. 

    The RA will: contribute to research teams with information gathering research in primary sources, various analyses and databases; participate in various analytical fora, meetings and briefings; capture results and insights for future analysis and presentation; and draft reports and briefings meeting all deadlines. Accordingly, the RA is expected to demonstrate: knowledge of strategic and military issues in one or more geographic areas; proven academic research skills; excellent oral and written communication; and competency in the use of supporting information technologies. An academic or professional background with Russia is preferred.

    Qualifications

    • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree.  A focus on Russian politics, foreign and/or military policy, military doctrine or national security policies in the post-World War II era is preferred.
    • It is preferred that candidates have demonstrated reading/research skills in the Russian language.
    • Candidates must possess proven analytical skills in researching primary sources and various databases and then fusing developed all-source information into clear and concise conclusions and recommendations. 
    • Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as good interpersonal skills.
    • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to a team approach to problem definition and resolution.
    • Candidates should have a working knowledge of the U.S. national security establishment and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
    • Candidates are REQUIRED to have an active TS clearance and recent SCI access (within the last 6 months)/current SSBI. Candidates without this level of clearance will not be considered for the position.
    • Candidates are encouraged to submit a brief cover letter (in addition to a resume) describing their career interests, skill sets, and specific abilities that are applicable to this job.

    U.S. Citizenship is required
    Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
    Equal Opportunity Employer

    APPLY HERE: 

    https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INSTITUTEDA&cws=39&rid=1384 

  • 13 Mar 2019 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DSCA is looking to hire Program Analysts for service at EUCOM and AFRICOM Headquarters in Stuttgart Germany.

    Specialists would be responsible for participating as a member of the GCC staff supporting Security Cooperation concept design, partner nation assessments and initiative design. 

    Detailed information is available on USA JOBS here:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527082600

  • 01 Mar 2019 7:13 AM | Anonymous member

    Excellent opportunity to join a great team dedicated to improving the DoD and continue to have national/international impact using skills acquired through FAO tours/training.  DoD Deputy Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations is looking for a motivated and mission-focused professional to serve as a Senior Liaison Officer in the NCR.  Listed under Program Analyst for DoDIG in USAJOBS.   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525990300

     

     

     

  • 28 Jan 2019 12:24 PM | Anonymous member

    Intelligence Analyst (Mid-Level)

    Primary Location: Quantico, VA, US

    Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen

    Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI and willing to take a CI Poly

    Job Summary

    Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) involves the research, analysis, and production of all-source intelligence products in response to DoD’s acquisition community requests for information on supply chain threats. SCRM Threat Analyst Center (TAC) personnel will primarily develop specific assessments of threats to the supply chain of DoD suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors. Such analysis would be greatly enhanced by having access to strategic-level analysis of Foreign Intelligence Entities (FIEs). Please visit the following link to apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=5182&clientkey=A5607D2FEAB16EAF5998116AF03C4C31

    Key Accountabilities

    • Research, review, edit, plan, prepare, integrate, and publish all-source products, CI studies, plans, and/or products for the Agency, the DoD, and national and international intelligence publications and organizations, ensuring compliance with DIA and IC standards for finished intelligence production.
    • Plan, direct, and present reports and assessments (articles, papers, studies, briefings, and other media) focused on foreign intelligence services and entities activities, primarily occurring in or emanating from specific functional or regional areas.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • All personnel shall be highly proficient in using basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office.

    Experience and Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 5-7 years of cumulative experience in intelligence analysis and a combination of two or more of the following fields:
      • SCRM and threat analysis
      • Cybersecurity
      • Law Enforcement
      • CI
      • Manufacturing
      • Finance
      • Business analysis
    • Experience as a military intelligence analyst can be substituted for up to 7 years of experience on a 1 for 1 basis (eg. 1 year as a military intelligence analyst = 1 year of experience in intelligence analysis).

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment

    • Normal office environment

    Travel

    • Minimal travel expected

    Disclaimer

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Company Overview

    Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities

    Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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