Open Source Researcher, Senior

Key Role:

Work as an open source researcher, including using cutting-edge open source research techniques, such as social media exploitation and Big Data exploitation to provide support to a Combatant Command in the areas of Force Protection (FP), Indications and Warning (I&W), Counterintelligence (CI), all-source intelligence integration, anticipatory intelligence, media monitoring, and information assessments and operations across the client command and staff as it relates to client theater priorities and primary security threats. Work in a fast-paced, challenging environment to produce quick-turn high quality products and dive into areas of client interest to rigorously evaluate networks and discover trends. Provide risk assessment from across a range of topics and geographies to include transnational and critical infrastructure threats, military capabilities, leadership intentions, and threat networks.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience in a professional work environment, including DoD or intelligence community (IC) work

-3+ years of experience in working with open source or social media

-3+ years of experience with performing link analysis or trend identification to ascertain linkages and patterns, including crisis activity, incidents, and defense operations in a professional or academic environment

-Ability to conduct in-depth research, produce thorough, accurate reports, and communicate results through briefings, written reports, and verbal presentations, especially to senior leaders

-Active TS/SCI clearance

-BA or BS degree required

Additional Qualifications:

-2+ years of experience in working with intelligence or information derived from intelligence

-Experience with partner nation engagement activities or information sharing on behalf of the US government

-Knowledge of the EUCOM area of operations and combatant command structure

-Ability to show capability in an Eastern European language

-Ability to conduct CONUS travel, as required

-Ability to attend information exchanges and workshops and engage with international allies and partner nations on topics germane to the areas of expertise

-MA or MS degree in International Relations, Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, or a related field


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

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