MissionEssential Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Analyst / Monitoring Specialist III in ARLINGTON, Virginia
Mission Essential is currently seeking Monitoring OSINT Analyst to apply the principles and techniques of inductive and deductive reasoning, and subject matter knowledge of either a geographical area or a functional area to the production of finished intelligence reports. He/she will exploit, interpret, and project existing data to fill gaps in information, request the collection of data to fill gaps in knowledge, and review and evaluate finished intelligence reports from the point of view of their specific subject matter fields.Monitoring OSINT Analyst will provide support to monitoring effort during 24/7 shifts as a member of the monitoring team, which monitors open source and social media in accordance with established monitoring priorities, performing cursory, initial triage of content to eliminate information that is from sources known to be provocative, parodic, or similar; maintaining an internal database of sites and users known to be valuable, reliable, unreliable, or parodic; and creating cursory, standardized reports per Program SOP to provide to analytical team for further analysis. Monitoring OSINT Analyst will provide open source monitoring, assistance, and support to domestic investigative offices, protection details, protective intelligence offices, intelligence analysis offices, and other DS and external consumers. Products include researching, triaging, and interpreting data pertinent to assessments of threats, suspicious and hostile activities, and significant incidents.He/she will utilize numerous data sets, specialized tools, and advanced techniques to identify potential threat(s) to the Department for referral to analytical teams, other DS offices, and/or law enforcement, defense, and intelligence partners.He/she will review incoming open source information and maintain a database to assess the accuracy, credibility, validity and relevance of known media sources.He/she will prepare preliminary referrals related to open source threats, suspicious and hostile activities, and significant incidents.He/she will provide technical advice and guidance in the planning and execution of open source collection operations.He/she will prepare and present written and oral briefings to special agents, Program management, Bureau and Department leadership, and law enforcement, defense, and intelligence partners on open source monitoring and triage.He/she will build and maintain relationships and collaborative networks within the Department and across the law enforcement (federal, state and local), security, and intelligence communities to share information, best practices, and lessons learned. Where appropriate, he/she will establish and maintain liaison within the Department and across the law enforcement, defense, and intelligence communities to represent the office and the Bureau; obtain resources and support; and plan and coordinate activities.He/she will develop and implement new and innovative strategies for gathering open source information or intelligence in support of DS priorities and mitigation initiatives to address gaps and shortfalls in the collection and triage of open source intelligence.