Senior Counterintelligence Analyst

Location: Quantico, VA

Department: Engineering and Analysis

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Senior Counterintelligence Specialist

 

Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI and must be willing to take a CI Polygraph

This position is contingent on contract award

Job Summary

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is first in all-source intelligence to prevent strategic surprise

and deliver a decision advantage to war fighters, defense planners, and policy makers. CED,

within the OCI conducts CI investigative and internal CI activities to protect DIA personnel,

information, and missions from FIE and insider threats. CED identifies and creates opportunities

to neutralize and exploit FIE efforts directed against DIA. CED is focused on three core Cl

mission areas: 1) CI Investigative Activities, 2) CI Protective Activities and 3) Integration and

Lead Development Activities. The overall objective involves conducting timely CI investigative

and DIA internal Cl activities to accurately identify threats posed to DIA personnel, information,

and missions from FIE and insider threats and identify and create opportunities to neutralize and

exploit FIE efforts.

 

 

Key Accountabilities

• CI Investigative Activity:

o Assess reported information, select, and recommend CI investigative techniques

and procedures.

o Assess CI/CE information and other intelligence reporting to accurately identify

elements of espionage and tradecraft/collection methodology of FIE.

o Preserve investigative viability of sources of information during the investigative

lead generation.

o Identify and analyze relevant data from Agency and Intelligence Community (IC)

repositories and prepare products using analytical tradecraft consistent with

Intelligence Community Directives and DIA Standards. They shall include but are

not limited to link analysis diagrams, timelines, and investigative reports.

• CI in Protective Activity:

o Plan and present CIAR training IAW DIA CIAR standards.

o Develop and tailor CIAR training to the supported DIA component.

o Develop and present tailored threat assessments/briefings for threat data for DIA

missions, personnel or locations.

o Assist OPSEC program managers develop organizational OPSEC plans.

o Conduct appropriate CI activities supporting initial reports from CISRS according

to Defense Intelligence Agency Instruction, DIAI 5240.009.

o Identify vulnerabilities related to a supported Directorate's personnel or missions

and recommend and implement CE activity to mitigate the vulnerability.

o Provide advice, insight, and guidance concerning Cl issues to DlA employees

and leaders.

o Identify and mitigate risks to ensure integrity of reporting and information

confidence for intelligence analysts and decision makers.

o Plan, research and conduct foreign program pre-briefings and debriefings.

o Conduct open source research and report findings IAW applicable policies.

o Plan, research and conduct country threat briefings for which the DIA affiliate is

going to travel.

o Execute CI support to overt collection, asset validation, and enabling activities;

o Produce intelligence information reporting as a result of information obtained

from CIFS.

• CI Risk Assessments (CIRA):

o Develop and recommend CIRA plans.

o Employ risk analytical assessment methodology to conduct risk assessments.

o Conduct database checks, records check, case file reviews, and other

appropriate CI activities with other DoD and federal entities in support of CIRAs.

o Prepare CIRA reports using intelligence Community Directives and DIA

standards in approved formats.

• Integration and Lead Development:

o CI Threat Management:

▪ Receive, triage, task and manage FIE threat streams for CED.

▪ Research CISRS and CI Incident reports and recommend the appropriate

outcome on each incident based on the facts and circumstance of the

initial report.

▪ Using available databases and collected information, conduct CI reviews

to determine further CI activities.

▪ Identify, review and validate anomalies of all threat streams and

recommend appropriate actions.

▪ Conduct CI checks on multiple systems to identify FIE nexus to incidents

that include a reportable CI indicator.

▪ Coordinate with CI analysts for supporting products, research trends, and

to identify FIE Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TIP) of higher risk

threats.

▪ Develop and write clear, concise leads for action.

▪ Use Information Technology (IT) tools and products to monitor status of

the action(s).

o CED Foreign Program:

▪ Research and develop lead packages on Foreign Travel, Foreign

Contact, and Foreign Visits, identify, review and validate anomalies,

conduct Cl checks on multiple systems, coordinate with Cl analysts for

supporting threat products, research trends, identify FIE Tactics,

Techniques, and Procedures (TTP), develop and write clear, concise

leads for action. Use Information Technology (IT) tools and products to

monitor status of the action(s).

▪ Plan, research and conduct Foreign Contact Country Report activities

which includes coordinating with country subject matter experts,

identifying, reviewing and validating anomalies, identifying FIE TTP, in

order to develop and maintain current country specific threat briefings.

▪ Plan, research and conduct Foreign Visitor Reports which includes

receiving input, identifying, reviewing and validating anomalies,

researching FIE TTP, developing debriefing lead packets and updating

spreadsheets.

▪ Assess lead packages, and as appropriate request update or additional

information, and develop a plan to debrief a DIA affiliate.

▪ Develop a CI plan to address risk associated with foreign visitors to DIA

facilities.

o CIAR Training and Management:

▪ Research and develop CIAR training products, manage SharePoint site

for CIAR training event, and assist in CIAR training reconciliation for DIA

employees.

▪ Maintain current and relevant information on a CIAR forum to provide

additional strategic messaging for CIAR awareness and current FIE TTP.

Knowledge and Skills

• All personnel shall be highly proficient in using basic computer applications such as

Microsoft Office.

• Comprehensive understanding of national and Defense guidance, community, and

practices pertaining to CI.

 

Experience and Education

• Must be a graduate from an accredited CI Special Agent credentialing school (must

provide documentation from CI Special Agent credentialing school).

o Defense CI Agent Course (DCAC) from the Joint CI training activity

o The CI Special Agent Course (CISAC), US Army Intelligence Center and School

o The Basic Investigator’s Course from the Federal Law Enforcement Training

Center (FLETC) with EITHER the Air Force Office of Special Investigations addon

training or WITH the Naval Criminal Investigator’s Service add-on.

o Marine Air Ground Task Force – Counterintelligence (Basic CI) from the Navy

Marine Intelligence Training Center

o The Intelligence Officer Basic Course – CI/HUMINT, US Army Intelligence Center

and School

o The Special Investigations Course, US Air Force Special Investigations Academy

• Have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience conducting CI collection, CI functional

services, CI investigations, or CI operations.

• Must have experience in planning, conducting and overseeing CED tasks.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

• Normal office environment.

 

Travel

• Occasional travel CONUS and OCONUS.

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