Targeting Analyst - Mid

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2/4/2021 12:58 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
TS/SCI with CI Poly
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is currently seeking an experienced Targeting Analyst at the Mid Level in support of a U.S. Government customer. The Mid Targeting Analyst will research and develop targeting packages addressing unknown intelligence gaps for future MASINT technical collection capabilities levied against ST R&D system(s). 


  • Create target packages and collection strategies with observables mapped to various phenomenology and various subdiscipline capabilities in support of collection operations
  • Identify intelligence gaps of interest and subsequently work with collection requirements managers to submit collection requirements to target specific intelligence gaps
  • Develops target nominations, creates database records, and databases target intelligence products
  • Produce all source analytic estimates and assessments and assists with combat assessment requirements
  • Performs target list management, target strategy development, and provides joint target intelligence support to deliberate and dynamic target engagements
  • Provide recommendations for target prioritization to achieve commander objectives for plans and operations


  • Active TS/SCI, must be willing to obtain a CI Polygraph
  • At least 6 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years
  • Targeting Analysts shall have a demonstrated track record of supporting collection management for an intelligence agency and have a working understanding of Capability Gap Analysis and Materiel Solutions Analysis
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrates ability to apply Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD classification guidelines and procedures
  • Demonstrates ability to work semi-independently with oversight and direction
  • Demonstrates ability to use logic when evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information. Demonstrates understanding of interpreting analysis to include, but not limited to, its meaning, importance, and implications. Demonstrates ability to defend analytic judgements with sound, logical conclusions and adapt analytic judgments when presented with new information, evolving conditions, or unexpected developments
  • Demonstrates ability to produce timely, logical, and concise analytic reports, documents, assessments, studies, and briefing materials in formats including Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), electronic/ soft copy matrices and/ or web-enabled formats
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner both verbally and non-verbally; with strong grammar skills. Demonstrates proficiency using Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrates ability to develop structured research including, but not limited to, obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information within security and data protocols
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information
  • Demonstrates working knowledge using complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprise
  • Demonstrates understanding of intelligence collection capabilities and limitations, to include but not limited to, technical sensors/ platforms and human intelligence sources related to the labor category
  • Demonstrates understanding of evaluating collected intelligence reporting, engaging with collection managers, and developing collection requirements
  • Demonstrates comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the labor category
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and / or technically advanced Demonstrates ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrates ability to develop concise, insightful. and comprehensive products for defense intelligence
  • Demonstrates ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems. Provides guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies. Uses argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years
  • 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
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • May require periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends (if applicable)

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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