Open Source Intelligence Investigator

Job Locations US-VA-Vienna
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(2/1/2023 1:12 PM)
Location : Location
Potential for Remote
Clearance Requirement
TS/SCI with FS Poly
Job Requires Relocation
Job Requires Relocation


SOSi is seeking an Open-Source Intelligence Investigator who will possess a sophisticated understanding of online social media and associated tradecraft and use that expertise to produce in-depth analysis and other related analytical products for the customer. The analyst must have operational targeting experience, senior to expert-level technical/IT tradecraft; preferred familiarity with force protection, protective intelligence, CI or insider threat experience.


  • Conduct online research using industry best practices for misattribution techniques, with a strong understanding of internet footprint/presence and digital fingerprints.
  • Consolidate research findings to augment and support ongoing protective intelligence efforts in client spaces, with a strong focus on essential targeting elements of information that enable follow-on actions
  • Leverage open-source collection techniques to provide reports.
  • Write protective intelligence assessments and respond appropriately to requests for information for dissemination to customer.
  • Produce intelligence products by researching, querying, and compiling information from large data sets.
  • Use advanced OSINT and social media collection and analysis techniques to support information requests concerning force protection, indications and warnings, counter threats, counterintelligence, and all source intelligence integration and assessments.
  • Assemble, analyze, and prioritize open-source material into protective intelligence and force protection assessments.
  • Prepare and present intelligence collection assessments and briefings to customers and advise key leadership of force protection concerns and provide timely Indications and Warnings that challenge current force protection postures.
  • Provide trends and analysis of social media landscape.
  • Provide consultation on how to leverage OSINT data and information, use specialized OSINT tools and services, and consult on the development of OSINT products.


  • Active in-scope TS/SCI with FS Polygraph.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Fifteen years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to brief protective intelligence packages to tactical and operational IC leadership.
  • Knowledge of targeting tools and methodologies used in the IC.
  • Experience with accessing, researching, and exploiting global and regional social media and digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of advanced Internet-based research, including Boolean logic, advanced research techniques, search engine and database resources, and Internet sources, including social media, social networking tools, and commercial and industry-based databases.
  • Ability to quickly process and organize large amounts of information and identify and assess items of greatest importance.
  • Keen understanding of Open-Source environment.
  • Strong understanding of Deep and Dark Web.
  • Strong understanding of how to use mobile applications.
  • Demonstrated comfort with information technology and multimedia software, including publishing and analytics tools.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with force protection, protective intelligence, CI or insider threat experience.
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable, but not required.

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid work environment, with expectations to seamlessly work on a daily/weekly basis at customer site and corporate site to complete job duties as assigned.
  • Normal office working conditions with possible requirement to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.
  • Periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary (infrequent).

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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