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Senior Intelligence Analyst Targeter

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Job ID: 2311003
Location: MCLEAN, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2024
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
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: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


Senior Intelligence Analyst / Targeters are essential, to support our USG customer on some very important national security missions. Analysts are self-motivated researchers who leverage all-source information to build a body of knowledge on particular entities of interest. Analysts have excellent oral and written communication skills to convey complex findings in a succinct manner to intelligence consumers.  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 with Poly
  • Bachelor’s Degree, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • At least 7 years tradecraft-related work experience
  • At least 1 year Sponsor cable writing and tools/database experience
  • Technical background, ability to recommend/implement solutions for targeting projects 
  • 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
  • TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification in Sponsor basic tradecraft courses
  • CONUS or OCONUS overseas tours & TDY experience


SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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