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Cyberspace Ops Principal

Job ID: 2218182
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2022
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyberspace Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Counterintelligence Analysts are essential, to support our USG customer on some very important national security missions. Counterintelligence Analysts are self-motivated researchers who leverage all-source information to build a body of knowledge on particular entities of interest. Counterintelligence Analysts have excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex findings in a succinct manner to intelligence consumers.  Counterintelligence Analysts must be adept with a variety of databases, technical tools, and research strategies and be able to quickly adopt new techniques into the workflow.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a specific regional or topical portfolio and will interface daily with internal and external stakeholders to drive the mission forward

  • Utilize a variety of tools, databases, techniques, and sources of information to build out a picture of particular entities of interest

  • Support the intelligence cycle and ensure operational activities are carried out in accordance with applicable guidance

  • Interface with domestic and overseas personnel as well as internal and external stakeholders to prioritize efforts and identify entities of interest

  • Draft formal & informal correspondence (to include but not limited to cables & memos)

  • Brief senior IC leaders on the assigned portfolio

  • Respond to tasking’s under short and unexpected deadlines



Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI w/Poly

  • Demonstrated experience with the IC or other USG agencies performing work similar in scope

  • Relevant experience with Sponsor culture and operational environment

  • Strong research skills and the ability to apply resulting findings in an operational context

  • An understanding of operational targeting in creating and advancing clandestine operations

  • Experience using targeting and enterprise data analytic tools for technical analysis and targeting  

  • Familiarity with and ability to work collaboratively across mission centers and organizational functional boundaries

  • Occasional domestic or overseas travel may be available or required for this position

  • At least 3 years tradecraft-related work experience

  • Sponsor relevant cable writing and tools/database experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous foreign overseas field experience, PCS tour or DY experience of comparable duration, providing support to intelligence collection operations

  • Certification in Sponsor basic tradecraft courses

  • CONUS or OCONUS overseas tours & TDY experience



Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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