Senior Socio-Cultural Analysis (SCA) Analyst
Huntington Ingalls Industries
 Tampa, FL

Overview

HII- Mission Driven Innovative Solutions Inc. (HII-MDIS) is currently seeking a Senior SCA Analyst to work out of MacDill AFB, FL.

HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions (MDIS) is a business group within Technical Solutions; a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) that delivers professional services to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. HII MDIS has over 2100 employees worldwide who deliver critical services to our DoD, IC and Federal/Civilian customers across five service portfolios: IT and Software Applications; Modeling, Simulation and Training; Mission Engineering and Operations Support; Intelligence and Cyberspace Operations; and Logistics and Lifecycle Management.

Responsibilities

  • Provide socio-cultural overview for specified Areas of Interest (AOI) and provide detailed analysis of populations and their relationships with VEOs, TCOs and local Governments. Provide socio-cultural advice and expertise to deployed forces and staff. Provide atmospheric information outlining important historical events, leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values. Highlight major components of human society: economic, demographic, legal/regulatory, political/institutional, social/cultural, religious/ideological, and relevant geographic variables to the operational commander.
  • Research, analyze, and prepare analytical products encompassing the cultural, social, religious, and ideological beliefs of leaders and groups, as well as assess the attitudes, cultural norms, and values of local populations in support of tactical and operational needs for mission planning and execution.
  • Respond to Requests for Information (RFIs) through a variety of products such as Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest; at various classification levels.
  • Respond to assigned RFIs IAW paragraph 3.15, by researching, analyzing, and producing finished intelligence including, but not limited to, Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings (with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest), at required classification levels
  • Upload all supporting data, including geospatial files, spreadsheets, link analyses, social networking analyses, nodal analyses, and cited materials to the SOF Geospatial Enterprise (SGE) or User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) upon completion.
  • Conduct tactical, operational, and strategic analysis to identify moderate populations capable and willing to counter extremist ideology
  • Analyze the socio-cultural factors making local populations vulnerable to extremists and their radical messaging as well as to threat entities involved in illicit activity
  • Analyze the socio-cultural factors which favor extremists and other threat actors/entities.
  • Identify exploitable operational opportunities within the socio-cultural fabric of an AOI tailored for use within an asymmetric environment
  • Identify and conduct analysis to illuminate behavior patterns of populations vulnerable to extremist ideology, to include attitudes and sentiment, impact of adversary propaganda, and identification of strengths and weaknesses among groups and individuals within localized social networks
  • Respond to socio-cultural taskings and fuse socio-cultural analysis with other intelligence/disciplines into comprehensive, finished intelligence products; provide atmospheric information outlining leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values.
  • Synthesize detailed atmospherics information (e.g. cultural/social leaders, group dynamics, assessments of the attitudes, cultural norms, values of the local populace, etc...) to provide intelligence assessments in support of operational planning based on specific requirements.
  • HQ Socio-Cultural analysts will provide products in accordance with Defense Intelligence Analysis Production (DIAP) 360G (socio-cultural).
  • Contextualize the SCA variables in the Courses of Actions (COA) recommended to the decision-maker
  • Acquire and extract SCA and geographic information from relevant current open source data and archival material
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings in support of the Command's objectives.
  • Travel with the Commander and/or designated staff to countries in the AOR to provide real-time cultural intelligence (norms, customs, and values), assist with cross-cultural idiosyncrasies, and facilitate interactions and engagement with senior partner nation officials and representatives.
  • Upon request, brief SOCOM/TSOC leadership, staff, visitors, and SOF on socio-cultural matters respective to the AOR/AOI.
  • Analyst assigned to the PAS teams will conduct analysis IAW above guidance
  • Other duties may be assigned, as necessary.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience:

Required -

  • 9-13 Years with Bachelors or 7-11 Years with Masters or 4-8 Year with Phd or JD or 0-3 Years with MD or DVM or HS diploma

    • 13-18 years of relevant experience

  • 10 years' SCA experience
  • 8 years' experience with social/cultural studies (e.g. anthropology, sociology, political science, etc.) or development economics.
  • 8 years' IC or DOD intelligence experience with analysis, reporting and briefing in DOD settings
  • 2 years' experience working in a multi-skilled team environment collaborating on the production of intelligence analysis
  • Intermediate level certification on ArcGIS
  • 3 years' experience using Anthro Mapper
  • Clearance: Must have active TS/SCI clearance
  • Must have valid US Passport

Preferred -

  • Graduate-level degree (MA/MS) in a social science discipline or 5+ years on a PAS or HQ SCA team

Security:

  • Must have active TS/SCI clearance
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per HII requirements.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

HII-MDIS is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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