Full-Time Counterterrorism Analyst/Watch Officer: Night Shift

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 18

Position description

Work involves providing current intelligence counterterrorism support to the intel, military and law enforcement communities. Customers are analysts and operators. IntelCenter does not provide policy support or work in any aspect of the political arena. Four core areas of work within the terrorist to rebel group spectrum are targeting, tactics, operational aspects and messaging (including videos and threat statements). Analysts work directly with operator and analytical communities at intelligence agencies, military and law enforcement in more than 30 countries. Analyst responsibilities are specific to assigned accounts which are geographic, group or specialty focused. Analysts typically have accounts in all three categories. Watch Officer responsibilities require an awareness of activity worldwide and the significance of developments even outside of assigned accounts. Work is focused on impact. For example an analytical product with the complexity equivalent of 1+1 that assists in a takedown or interdiction is valued over a doctoral thesis that has little to no relevance to operational activity or current threat assessments. We stress impact, not an academic approach.



• Position is for night shift, core hours will be from 0000-0800 M-F

• Must have at least two years of related professional experience and bachelor's degree

• Strong critical thinking and writing skills required

• Must be driven and passionate about the work and mission

• Position involves 60+hr weeks on average and Analysts are always on-call

• Must be able to handle massive amounts of information under time pressure

• Directly involved in the production of alert products, written reports, audio/video products, books, link analysis, wall charts, briefing materials and more

• Experience with i2's Analyst Notebook, CartoDB, Tableau, Babel Street, OpenIO, facial recognition software and other analytical and visualization software is important

• Must be able to rate at Intermediate Mid or higher on the ACTFL scale for at least one language other than English. All languages are valued, however, Arabic, Urdu, Pashto, Tamasheq, Tamajeq, Tamahaq, Somali, Hausa, Uzbek, Russian, German, Dutch and French currently have the highest priority. Candidates will be tested on either the ACTFL or ILR scales to determine speaking, listening, reading and writing proficiency levels.

• Must be a US citizen and eligible for a TS/SCI clearance if needed

• All work performed at IntelCenter's Operations Center, no remote work available

• Minimum of 2-year commitment with intent to stay long term

• Starting salary 45-50K



• Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Health insurance

• Dental & Vision plans

• Life insurance

• AFLAC supplemental insurance

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)

• Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

• 401(k) with matching

• $4,000 student loan paydown package

• 529 college savings plans

• Commuter benefits

• LifeLock Identity Protection Service

• Flexible schedule to include opportunities during off-hours

• Easy free parking

• Business casual dress

• Free snacks

• Ongoing training & continued education

• Two weeks vacation time & five personal days

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