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Jacobs Counterterrorism Analyst, Mid in Reston, Virginia

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Your Impact:


Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • (U) Possess knowledge of capabilities and limitations of intelligence collection disciplines, to include general technical sensors/platforms and human intelligence sources in area of responsibility. Knowledge of IC collection management cycle, processes, systems, and tools. Knowledge of collection strategies, collection requirements, targeting, assessment, feedback, and source validation/vetting processes. Drives collection to identify and answer intelligence gaps. Works closely and effectively with collectors in all phases of the intelligence cycle.

  • Conduct research and analysis of data, information, and intelligence to produce a wide range of finished all-source intelligence products for senior U.S. defense department and government officials, U.S. Combatant Commands (CCMDs) that are in accordance with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and DIA Analytical Standards.

  • Produce in-depth strategic and operational analysis of transnational terrorist networks and activities. Finished intelligence products shall include standard and nonstandard DIA products as well as briefings for the tactical and strategic customers. Coordinate all products within DIA and with other IC partners. Support DoD field collectors and determine the best methodology to prepare and produce integrated intelligence products including targeting products in direct support of special operations.

  • Provide analytical support for special operations and conventional activities to include deployed, detailed, and temporary duty (TDY) support to partner nations. Provide support to national and DoD/CCMD level planning efforts to include contingency and crisis planning.

  • Support daily coordination and dissemination of products with DCTC's Warning and Fusion Center (WFC), IC and DoD, through attendance at IC coordination meetings.

  • Meet formatting, classification, and dissemination guidelines when producing written and graphic products.

  • Support the development and implementation of emerging terrorism intelligence research and/or reporting requirements using available IC databases.

  • Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and working groups in support of the DCTC and IIC missions.

  • Desired degree in Security Policy Studies with a recommended focus in Transnational Security Threats or U.S. national Security Policy.


Here’s What You’ll Need:


Familiar with ODNI and DIA analytical standards.

Possess general information systems experience working with select DoD datasets and intelligence reporting activities.


Desired Experience: Minimum 3 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category, with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of terrorist organizations, to include group names and geographic location, leadership, activities, and ideology.

Desired Education: Bachelor’s degree in an area related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. An additional 4 years of experience in the specific labor category, for a total of 7 years of experience in the specific labor category, may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is always critical. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

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