Junior Counterintelligence Specialist

Location: Quantico, VA

Department: Engineering and Analysis

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Xator Corporation is seeking an experienced counterintelligence specialist to support the DIA and their complex support of technical analysis supporting a diverse organization and experienced personnel. If you are looking for interesting and rewarding work, this is it! 


Xator is responsible for assessing, designing and installing complex security systems at government locations around the world. This position works out of Alexandria, Virginia to manage those projects. This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

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

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

Plan and present CIAR training IAW DIA CIAR standards.
Develop and tailor CIAR training to the supported DIA component.
Develop and present tailored threat assessments/briefings for threat data for DIA missions, personnel or locations.
Assist OPSEC program managers develop organizational OPSEC plans.
Conduct appropriate CI activities supporting initial reports from CISRS according to Defense Intelligence Agency Instruction, DIA l5240.009.
Identify vulnerabilities related to a supported Directorate's personnel or missions and recommend and implement CE activity to mitigate the vulnerability.
Provide advice, insight, and guidance concerning Cl issues to DIA employees and leaders.
Identify and mitigate risks to ensure integrity of reporting and information confidence for intelligence analysts and decision makers.
Plan, research and conduct foreign program pre-briefings and debriefings.
Conduct open source research and report findings IAW applicable policies.
Plan, research and conduct country threat briefings for which the OJA affiliate is going to travel.
Execute CI support to overt collection, asset validation, and enabling activities;
Produce intelligence information reporting as a result of information obtained from CIFS.

CI Risk Assessments (CIRA):

Develop and recommend CIRA plans.
Employ risk analytical assessment methodology to conduct risk assessments.
Conduct database checks, records check, case file reviews, and other appropriate CI activities with other DoD and federal entities in support of CIRAs.
Prepare CIRA reports using intelligence Community Directives and DIA standards in approved formats.

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, contractors shall 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 (TTP) 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).

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.

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.


Experience and Education

Must be a graduate from an accredited CI Special Agent credentialing school (must provide documentation from CI Special Agent credentialing school).
Must have a minimum of three (3) years cumulative experience conducting CI collections, Cl functional services, CI investigations, or CI operations.


Occasional travel CONUS and OCONUS

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