Senior Targeting Analyst - Counterintelligence
Prescient Edge
 Fort Meade, MD

Prescient Edge is seeking a Senior Targeting Analyst - Counterintelligence to support a Federal government client. As a Senior Targeting Analyst, you will:

  • Develop CI leads, based on the Group Synchronization Targeting Strategy, through open-source and classified source research
  • Develop targets and target systems for joint lethal and/or non-lethal engagements
  • Develop target nominations, create database records, and create databases target intelligence products
  • Produce all-source analytic damage estimates and battle damage assessments and assist with combat assessment requirements
  • Conduct collateral damage estimation, perform target list management as well as target strategy development, and provide joint target intelligence support to deliberate and dynamic target engagements
  • Provide recommendations for target prioritization to achieve commander objectives for plans and operations
  • Provide database nominations, create as well as update databases, and upload TMs into databases
  • Provide the leads to the Targeting Review Board (TRB) as a Target Nomination Package
  • Prepare and provide to the supported element Lead Tenders, Operational Support Packages, Program Profiles, and Target Development Packages as appropriate to highlight the operational potential where friendly and enemy elements intersect
  • Provide research, analysis, and recommendations regarding liaison efforts with operational and support elements, external intelligence agencies, and external federal law enforcement elements to foster an environment of cooperation and sharing of information to better develop future products. HUMINT leads that are developed out of the CI leads shall be passed to the appropriate HUMINT elements for their consideration
  • Provide CI targeting methodologies training at the Fundamentals of Human Targeting Course (FHTC), up to 12 times a year, to 16 Government personnel per iteration
  • Provide training on CI targeting methodologies to internal and external agencies up to 15 times per year with up to 50 Government personnel per iteration. This training shall assist the organizations on understanding how CI targeting works and the appropriate ways it will be employed.
  • Develop CI High Value Individuals (HVIs) based on the S2 and 902d Command Group priorities through open-source and classified source research
  • Provide specialized expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis to provide an analytically derived, empirically supported, and quantitative basis for decisions regarding targeting and other options to enhance the operational effectiveness of network attack efforts
  • Participate in production, indications and warning, targeting, imagery, network analysis, counterintelligence, information operations, foreign disclosure, international engagements, and threat analysis
  • Initiate and conduct research efforts as well as plan, coordinate, and synthesize research to produce all source intelligence products and responses
  • Produce or provide support to the production of Lead Tenders, Operational Support Packages, Program Profiles, and Target Development Packages as appropriate to highlight the operational potential where friendly and enemy elements intersect
  • Provide research, analysis and recommendations regarding liaison efforts with operational and support elements, external intelligence agencies, and external federal law enforcement elements to foster an environment of cooperation and sharing of information to better develop future products
  • Provide specialized expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis to provide an analytically derived, empirically supported, and quantitative basis for decisions regarding targeting and other options to enhance the operational effectiveness of network attack efforts

Please note that the availability of this position is contingent upon contract award, which is expected in October 2020.

Benefits

At Prescient Edge, we believe that acting with integrity and serving our employees is the key to everyone's success. To that end, we provide employees with a best in class benefits package that includes:

  • A competitive salary with performance bonus opportunities
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits, including medical, vision, dental, and orthodontia coverage
  • A substantial retirement plan with no vesting schedule
  • Career development opportunities, including on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, and networking
  • A positive work environment where employees are respected, supported, and engaged

Job Requirements

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • High school diploma with at least 12 years of relevant experience; an associates degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience; a bachelor's degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience; or a master's degree with at least 6 years of relevant experience
  • Experience using NGT, M3, RMT/WISE, CIA World Intelligence Review (WIRe), ENDECA, iCI, OSC, and HUMINT Online Tasking and Reporting (HOTR)
  • 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 the ability to pursue developments in academia or other fields that affect tradecraft methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth analysis of analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulate key findings
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions
  • Ability to routinely test analytic rigor of analytic products
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the concepts involved in the specific functions outlined in the job description
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD classification guidelines and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work semi-independently with oversight and direction
  • Demonstrated ability to use logic when evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information
  • Demonstrated understanding of interpreting analysis to include, but not limited to, its meaning, importance, and implications
  • Demonstrated ability to defend analytic judgements with sound, logical conclusions and adapt analytic judgments when presented with new information, evolving conditions, or unexpected developments
  • Demonstrated ability to produce timely, logical, and concise analytic reports, documents, assessments, studies, and briefing materials in various formats, including Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), electronic/soft copy matrices and/or web-enabled formats
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner both verbally and non-verbally
  • Strong grammar skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop structured research including, but not limited to, obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information within security and data protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprise. Structured analytic techniques include, but not limited to, analysis of competing hypotheses, devil's advocacy, high-impact/low-impact analysis, red team analysis, and alternative futures analysis
  • Demonstrated understanding of intelligence collection capabilities and limitations, to include but not limited to, technical sensors/platforms and human intelligence sources related to the job description
  • Demonstrated understanding of evaluating collected intelligence reporting, engaging with collection managers, and developing collection requirements
  • Demonstrated comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the position
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and/or technically advanced
  • Demonstrated ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with other intelligence community members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems
  • Ability to provide guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies
  • Ability to use argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives

Prescient Edge is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) founded as a counterintelligence (CI)/ Human Intelligence (HUMINT) company in 2008. It is a global operations and solutions integrator delivering full-spectrum intelligence analysis support, training, security, and technology R&D support solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Throughout the Intelligence Community (IC).

www.prescientedge.com