Mid Counterintelligence Specialist
Primary Location: Quantico, VA, US
Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen
Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI and must be willing to take a CI Polygraph
This position is contingent on contract award
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.
Assess reported information, select, and recommend CI investigative techniques and procedures.
Assess CI/CE information and other intelligence reporting to accurately identify elements of espionage and tradecraft/collection methodology of FIE.
Preserve investigative viability of sources of information during the investigative lead generation.
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. The products shall include, but are not limited to link analysis diagrams, timelines, and investigative reports.
CI in Protective Activity:
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, DIAl 5240.009.
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 DlA 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 DIA 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 (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).
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.
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 and provide documentation from:
Defense CI Agent Course (DCAC) from the Joint CI training activity
The CI Special Agent Course (CISAC), US Army Intelligence Center and School
The Basic Investigators Course from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) with EITHER the Air Force Office of Special Investigations add-on training or WITH the Naval Criminal Investigators Service add-on
Marine Air Ground Task Force Counterintelligence (Basic CI) from the Navy Marine Intelligence Training Center
The Intelligence Officer Basic Course CI/HUMINT, US Army Intelligence Center and School
The Special Investigations Course, US Air Force Special Investigations Academy
Must have a minimum of five (5) years cumulative experience conducting CI collections, Cl functional services, CI investigations, or CI operations.
Must have experience in planning and conducting CED tasks.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities.
Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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