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Senior OSINT Mandarin Practitioner

Job ID: 216690
Location: FORT GORDON, GA, United States
Date Posted: May 3, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a OSINT Practitioner with Mandarin language capabilities along with extensive background in INDO-PACOM Area of Responsibility(AOR) to working with a diverse team of collectors, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, focused on creating and recognizing targeting opportunities and strategies.  This position will require interaction with a wide variety of Government and contractor personnel – ability to operate in a diverse, evolving, and high profile environment is key. This position will be at Ft. Gordon in GA.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for OSITN Collection activities, reporting and product development
  • Responsible for Daily Mandarin language and cultural expertise, operating in a virtual environment; primarily using mix of Mandarin and English in-language reading and writing skills
  • Navigates social media, open source and relevant forums/websites in Mandarin
  • Utilizes language, cultural, and historical knowledge to combat international events within relevant functional area.
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of desktop applications and internet-based research skills with the ability to effectively use internet search tools, and advanced research methods
  • Identifies and reports potential targets and trends
  • Assists intelligence and analysis operations
  • Produces incident, threat, and information report


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience - additional 4 years’ experience accepted in lieu of degree 

  • Native Mandarin Language capabilities or Graduate of Defense language Institute (DLI) with language skills 3/3+ with Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) with in the last year


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Top Secret SCI Clearance.


Additional Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, forums, messaging services, blog sites, and mobile applications
  • Knowledgeable of idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and have a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment
  • Minimum DLPT 3/3 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Mandarin
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the US military or US intelligence community. Experience with Special Forces preferred.
  • Preparing Information Reports with excellent writing and briefing skills (in English)
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks and ongoing projects while ensuring compliance with applicable policies, and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Willing to work outside normal business hours
 Desired Certifications & Skills:
  • Former Military linguistic experience (35P, 09L, 1N3, 2671, 2712, 2799, or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of  military operations, terminology, and structure


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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