Northrop Grumman Senior Targeting Officer ( Targeter) / SSO - ACTIVE POLY REQUIRED in McLean, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking several experienced Targeting Officers to support a client's operational requirements on a mission focused program within a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Successful candidates in this position willcollaborate with a diverse group of individuals across the intelligence community and directly contribute to processes that shape government policy. Targeters conduct in-depth research, perform rigorous time sensitive analysis, and distill this analysis into actionable insights.You will collaborate with peers and partners worldwide in support of operational activity related to your research. You will manage multiple research projects simultaneously and provide on demand briefings and reports to the key decision makers.

These positions will be located in the Chantilly and McLean, Virginia area and are contingent on contract award. An active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required, there is no exception to the clearance requirement.

In this role you will collaborate with many other professionals and you will be a direct contributor to the IC. Successful candidates will perform All Source research and analysis utilizing customer specific tools and databases, and will be responsible for providing technical reports. Experience and understanding of research, analysis and use of tools specific to the end customer is highly desirable. You will identify and evaluate possible counterintelligence concerns, provide written products and briefings and produce detailed targeting packages.

Responsibilities of Targeting Officers include the execution of collection operations and providing subject matter expertise and guidance to customer leadership. Must be able to create, read and process all - source intelligence, including the ability to conduct research, analysis, reports from all disciplines (HUMINT, SIGINT and Technical data), as well as follow directions as presented to them in a daily briefing. Should be comfortable presenting research and briefing senior level managers quickly and thoroughly and be able to react to a highly fluid environment. Should also be able to recall details acquired over time and effectively tie those details into an ever continuing storyline. Successful candidates in this role with actively produce collection, develop strategies, engage leadership and implement plans. Responsibilities also include the ability to manage multiple research projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

(TSIntel2018)

Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have an Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree and relevant experience within the sponsor's organization or other relevant organization(s) in the Intelligence Community (IC)

  • Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Must have experience in All-Source analysis

  • Knowledge of customer's report writing standards and experience writing IC-related documents

  • Current and working knowledge of the Intelligence Community in general

  • Ability to work in a fluid and challenging environment with the ability to handle stressful situations

  • Be able to communicate details clearly and effectively verbally as well as in writing

  • Attention to detail and the ability to effectively follow-through and manage status reporting and scheduling

  • Ability to simultaneously manipulate multiple sets of data to derive inputs for targeting packages

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

  • Potential for TDY travel

  • Candidates must be able to work shift work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Relevant Desk Officer or Targeting Officer certifications

  • Familiarity with various Intelligence Community partners and their operations

  • Should have at least14 years of experience with Bachelor of Science,12 years with Masters,9 years with PhD or 5 additional years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

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