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Open-Source Intelligence Tradecraft Methodologist

The Opportunity:

Join the AFRICOM Team as an Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Tradecraft Methodologist. You’ll be analyzing and evaluating OSINT/Publicly Available Information (PAI) tradecraft and tools. As an OSINT Tradecraft Methodologist, you will document OSINT/PAI tradecraft to include tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for collection, processing, exploiting, disseminating, and integrating PAI across multiple intelligence disciplines and systems. This position will work intimately with the OSINT collectors to help identify methods, tools, and best practices to improve collection processes for AFRICOM entities--with an emphasis on advanced collection, including command line tools. The Tradecraft Methodologist is the OSINT Subject Matter Expert whom the trained and experienced OSINT collectors turn to when all avenues dead end. You will provide PAI subject matter expertise to AFRICOM collectors and analysts and support to external US and foreign partner engagements.

In this role, you will develop a portfolio of "Data Assessment Report" products and other OSINT products including methodology notes and training slides, to further develop AFRICOM OSINT collection capabilities. You’ll manage access to data sets, tool subscriptions, and associated purchases to maintain capabilities for the collection team.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • 4+ years of experience with OSINT
  • Experience evaluating TTPs to collect PAI, and identifying, testing, and documenting methodologies to overcome technical or behavioral roadblocks for PAI collection
  • Experience employing a variety of OSINT or PAI tools and evaluating data sets or tools to support USAFRICOM use cases
  • Experience with IC analytical writing standards and product publication
  • Knowledge of advanced research methodologies and OPSEC risks associated with PAI collection
  • Ability to succinctly brief client leadership and colleagues on methodology development and TTPs and provide tailored content to foreign partners, and distill complex technical topics into usable tradecraft for collectors
  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Completed a DoD-approved or commercial vendor OSINT methodology training, including CASO, SANS 497, or MacAfee
  • Active passport with at least 6 months validity for the purposes of visa applications

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience writing Open-Source Intelligence Reports and common intelligence reporting methods
  • Experience with AFRICOM area of responsibility
  • Experience in conducting OSINT research and collection in different languages
  • Knowledge of using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.  


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Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $60,300.00 to $137,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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