Counterintelligence Specialist

Prescient Edge Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

Prescient Edge is seeking a Counterintelligence Specialist to support a Federal government client. As a Counterintelligence Specialist, you will:

  • Process reports in various formats as described below

  • Identify and write intelligence and associated referral reports

  • Triage reported information and generate appropriate reports from information reported by cleared industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)

  • Review reports forwarded by DCSA CI Special Agents (CISAs) and perform detailed research to determine if the reports meet the criteria for creation of an IIR, NIP, CIR, or other type of report IAW current DCSA SOPs. If a report is warranted, shall write the report and input it into the DCSA CI Directorate's system of record, such as the DCSA CI Analytical System (DCIAS), draft the associated CIR, or similar document as required, and forward to the applicable CISA

  • Generate and process Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs)

  • Assist Collection Management Officers to generate IIRs from industry reports and analyze the reported information to determine if it satisfies DCSA, DoD CI or other agencies' collection requirements

  • Determine suitability of reports for processing into IIRs

  • Draft all IIRs in accordance with DCSA and Defense Intelligence Agency standard operating procedures, provide analytical comments in CHROME, and serialize, per requisite SOPs

  • Submit draft IIRs to their respective Collection Management team for review and comment

  • Triage packets, review files, and produce counterintelligence analytical reports and assessments

  • Provide detailed written assessments and correspondence of tasked analysis

  • Produce professional briefings and supporting documentation used to articulate and communicate operational activities and or CI threats to various internal and external audiences

  • Use a variety of Microsoft products and other relational or analytic tools, like Palantir

  • Produce and deliver briefings derived from threat assessments written by the contractor and/or other DCSA CI personnel to USG customers and cleared industry partners

  • Provide CI Analytical Support within the authorities of DCSA under DoD Directive 5105.42, dated March 31, 2011, and in accordance with Intelligence Community Directives 203, 205, 206, and 208, shall provide support to mid- and senior-level personnel on a wide range of complex and sensitive information to identify and neutralize or influence the activities of the Foreign Intelligence Entities (FIE) targeting U.S. Government programs, information and technologies resident in cleared industry

  • Conduct all-source finished intelligence research, analysis and writing in support of the Analysis, Cyber, and Operations Divisions, and brief analyses

  • Provide analytic, operational, and planning support to DCSA CI Directorate regional leadership to assess the impacts of CI and Law Enforcement (LE) community issues, Counterespionage (CE) subjects, and Cybersecurity strategic objectives

  • Provide advice and recommendations to regional leadership on the development and implementation of operational plans, investigations and investigations support, and collection plans and operations

  • Participate in analytical exchanges with other intelligence entities as tasked

  • Research, synthesize, exploit, evaluate, and analyze all-source reporting on foreign intelligence entities' targeting USG critical technologies, programs, information, and supply chains

  • Attend and support the DCSA CI Directorate, Division, or regional office at counterintelligence working groups and analytical/operational exchanges

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, and presentation of government-approved briefings at the program and operational levels as required; Briefings can include CI briefings, threat presentations, CI awareness, and methods to mitigate threats

  • Perform both analytical and operational support, providing advice on the collection and triage of reports received from cleared industry

  • Provide consultation on management processes, efficient and productive integration of CI, and regional CI level responsibilities concerning the NISP with emphasis on the integration of the different elements of the CI mission and process improvements designed to maximize programmatic efficiencies within DCSA CI Regional Offices

  • Identify, monitor, and assess foreign intelligencer efforts attempting collection of sensitive national security information on US persons, activities, and interests including threats posed by emerging technologies to US operations and interests

  • Apply understanding of foreign intelligence capabilities/activities and US and foreign partner CI capabilities and TTPs for in-depth analytic research and production of all-source CI studies

  • Contribute to developing CI strategies

  • Conduct, develop, produce, and present programs of instruction in specified collection operations TTPs and related or supporting processes relevant to the various human intelligence and technical intelligence operations under DoD authorities


At Prescient Edge, we believe that acting with integrity and serving our employees is the key to everyone's success. To that end, we provide employees with a best in class benefits package that includes:

  • A competitive salary with performance bonus opportunities

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits, including medical, vision, dental, and orthodontia coverage

  • A substantial retirement plan with no vesting schedule

  • Career development opportunities, including on-the-job training, tuition reimbursement, and networking

  • A positive work environment where employees are respected, supported, and engaged

Job Requirements

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience working in the US Counterintelligence Enterprise and/or in the Intelligence Community

  • Experience with counterintelligence research analysis and writing analytically-sound finished intelligence products

  • Experience writing intelligence reports, to include Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs), Notices of Intelligence Potential (NIP), Contact Memorandums (CMs), Collection Emphasis Messages (CEMs), and Operational and Investigative correspondence consistent with current agency and community standards

  • Experience using Intelligence Community message handling and retrieval systems such as Multimedia Messaging (M3), Think Analyze Connect (TAC), CHROME, CRATE, etc.

  • Experience preparing, presenting, and defending finished intelligence products before higher-level U.S. Government officials, policy makers and other intelligence customers

  • Demonstrated experience leveraging and integrating Intelligence Analysis into the CI Operational Cycle

  • Experience working CI investigations, providing analytic support to CI investigations and collection and HUMINT operations

  • Knowledgeable in CI/HUMINT targeting to direct, deter, or neutralize threats to U.S. Government (USG) personnel, programs, and technology

  • Experience working collaboratively with intelligence analysts, CI/intelligence operations personnel, and information technology specialists to identify and assess threats to cleared contractor's computer networks, personnel, and facilities

  • Extensive knowledge and high degree of proficiency using law enforcement and IC databases, to include Palantir, I2MS, Portico, and JPAS

  • Possess working knowledge of and experience applying Intelligence Oversight considerations as a part of CI/intelligence analysis and collection tradecraft

  • National level liaison experience with both the US Intelligence and LE community

  • Experience applying CI analysis, operational and collection tradecrafts to threats associated with cleared industry and or the National Industrial Security Program (NISP)

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the labor category activities required to meet mission requirements

  • Mastery of qualitative and quantitative analytic methodologies and pursues developments in academia or other fields that affect tradecraft methodology

  • Ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks

  • In-depth analysis of analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulates key findings

  • Ability to work independently and with minimal oversight

  • Ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions; routinely tests analytic rigor of products

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in an area related to the position

  • Graduate of in-residence Fundamentals of Intelligence Analysis course or Military Service equivalent

Prescient Edge is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) founded as a counterintelligence (CI)/ Human Intelligence (HUMINT) company in 2008. It is a global operations and solutions integrator delivering full-spectrum intelligence analysis support, training, security, and technology R&D support solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Throughout the Intelligence Community (IC).

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Counterintelligence Specialist

Prescient Edge