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Job ID: 2200609
Location: FORT BRAGG, NC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a OSINT Collector with Chinese (Mandarin) language skills and cultural expertise to work with a diverse team of collectors, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, providing operational support to dynamic global operations. 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 positioin is to support 1st Special Forces Command (1st SFC) (A), Ft Bragg, NC.

Job Duties: 

  • Responsible for OSINT Collection and reporting activities, focused on Mandarin language data collection from textual, video, and audio data 
  • Responsible for locating and collecting relevant information from diverse sources in the Cyber domain, including social media, press sources, and other open source repositories
  • Employs collection techniques and signature reduction tools to identify and collect information relevant to customer requirements 
  • Applies internet-based research skills, including manipulation of proprietary and commercial tools, and advanced research methods 
  • Leverages Chinese cultural expertise to support information collection, product development, and assist teammates with intelligence problems
  • Collaborates with team members, government representatives, and industry partners to support intelligence and analysis activities 
  • Produces incident, threat, and information reports based on customer direction, and in compliance with relevant U.S. government policies. 



Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in International Studies, or a related field (in-field experience may be substituted for education requirements) and nine years or more experience


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Top Secret SCI Clearance with ability to obtain SCI and pass a polygraph (PR within 6 years)

Additional Requirements: 

  • Minimum DLPT 3/3/2/2 or Equivalent (ILS, ILR, ALTA) in Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Knowledgeable of idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and have a sophisticated understanding of the cultural, social, and political environment 
  • Ability to prepare and present information reports with excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks and ongoing projects while ensuring compliance with applicable policies, and procedures 
  • Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, forums, messaging services, blog sites, and mobile applications 

Desired Certifications & Skills: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the US military or US intelligence community
  • Former Military linguistic experience (35P, 09L, 1N3, 2671, 2712, 2799, or equivalent)
  • Completion of U.S. Army OS-301, OS-302, OS-303, and OS-305 
  • Experience working with Special Forces

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


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