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Counterintelligence (CI) Officer


Administrative Officer


Springfield, Virginia, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos Intelligence Group uses a wide range of capabilities in Digital Modernization, Mission Software Systems, and enabling technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to support our customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is ensuring our intelligence customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

Leidos is hiring for a Counterintelligence (CI) Officer to support a customer's operational requirements. You will conduct defensive CI activities in support of the customer mission and damage assessments in addition to other defense CI activities. Damage assessment duties will require a higher level of CI experience and close coordination with senior Customer leaders and other IC agencies to produce a product for senior IC leadership review. This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Conduct daily research to gather, assimilate, evaluate and interpret information concerning intelligence, terrorism and espionage threats against Customer personnel, programs, technology and information systems and/or facilities and the National System for GEOINT (NSG).
  • Provide daily CI analyses for distribution to selected parties within Customer, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community.
  • Assimilate, evaluate and interpret all-source information related to Customer from an operational security perspective.
  • Publish finished intelligence with recommendations for mitigation and countermeasures, as appropriate.
  • Detect and assess anomalous activities for links to possible foreign intelligence collection within Customer with recommended countermeasures.
  • Immediately alert the government to imminent foreign intelligence, terrorism and espionage threats with recommended countermeasures.
  • Provide analytical forecasts of foreign intelligence, terrorism and espionage threats against Customer as requested with recommended countermeasures.
  • Provide CI assessments of proposed international agreements involving GEOINT sharing as requested.
  • Provide annual CI threat analyses of foreign intelligence and terrorism threats to Customer employees assigned to Contiguous United States (CONUS) and Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS) locations.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of most of the applicable analytical tools (Multi-media Message Manager (M3), Palantir, Tripwire Analytic Capability (TAC), ARCSIGHT, RSA Security Analytics, Consular Consolidated Database (CCD), Quantum Leap Intelligence Exchange (QLIX), Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) and Proton) to conduct CI analysis of anomalous activities.
  • Liaise with Department of Defense (DoD), the Intelligence Community, and appropriate law enforcement entities to remain abreast of current CI trends and issues.
  • Conduct liaison with Customer components to facilitate information sharing to support Customer CI activities.
  • Prepare briefs, as requested, related to any or all of the above subject matter for delivery to internal and external audiences at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.
  • Conduct approximately 25-35 formalized threat briefings per month tailored specifically for Customer travelers’ and their intended foreign destinations and geospatial-related conferences and symposia involving foreign official representation/attendance for purposes of determining foreign intelligence service threats/interest in Agency personnel.
  • Conduct approximately 25-35 foreign contact and foreign travel debriefings per month and preparing applicable reports detailing the results and findings to include preparing Intelligence Information Reports.
  • Provide CI advice and CI expertise in approximately 15-20 CI Risk Assessments per month in support of personnel security and the security clearance adjudication process pursuant to Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 704 requirements.
  • Provide CI technical expertise to support vulnerability mitigation efforts.
  • Provide CI expertise in protecting emerging geospatial and IC technologies and the intelligence acquisition process.
  • Provide CI support to Research and Technology Protection (RTP) initiatives to include writing approximately eight CI Threat Assessments (CI/TA) per month.
  • Provide for the seamless integration of CI support to Customer's Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) policies and initiatives to include compliance with ICD 731, 731.1, 731.2, and ICD 503.
  • Produce approximately 75 Supply Chain Risk Assessment reports per month in support of IC Desk Top Environment (DTE), Joint Program Management Office (JPMO), ICD 731 compliance.
  • Support and attend IC DTE JPMO Supply Chain Management (SCRM) Working Group, and liaise and coordinate across IC Agencies as appropriate.
  • Provide IC DTE JPMO advice and expertise in support of CI operations and issues.
  • Interview Customer personnel and prepare accurate operational reports and summaries from those interviews.
  • Provide a formal report of findings and recommendations for all unauthorized disclosures involving the known or suspected loss of classified information.
  • Apply knowledge, experience and understanding to process approximately 10 Intelligence Community items in support of Special Access Programs (SAP).
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of GEOINT needed to conduct approximately four CI damage assessments involving the loss or unauthorized disclosure of intelligence and the preparation of formal reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Produce approximately 100 Intelligence Information Reports (IIRs) per year.
  • Produce CI Notes and CI Minutes for Agency awareness as required.
  • Work closely with members of the Intelligence Community (National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, and Defense Intelligence Agency) to share information, collaborate, draft and finalize community information reviews/damage assessments.
  • Conduct approximately 5-10 CI inquiries per year.
  • Process approximately 65-75 agency documents for public release monthly.
  • As appropriate, participate in agency and IC directed damage assessment task forces.
  • Complete assigned tasks and activities within prescribed timelines and to established community standards, directives and instructions.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Top Secret/SCI (​TS/SCI) security clearance required. Candidate will be subject to a Polygraph examination.
  • Level IV CI Officers shall have a minimum of 11 years of CI experience. Level III CI Officers shall have a minimum of seven years of CI experience.
  • Foundational defensive CI experience (ex. conducting investigations, inquiries, collections, operations, analysis, briefings, debriefings, training and awareness).
  • All Level III and Level IV CI Officers must be credentialed graduates of an accredited federal or DoD CI training academy (ex. FBI Academy, etc.).
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in National Intelligence Studies, Law Enforcement, History, Analysis/Research, Journalism, Political Science, Library Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, or related field.

Favorable if you have:

  • Possess Master’s degree in National Intelligence Studies, Law Enforcement, History, Analysis/Research, Journalism, Political Science, Library Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, or related field.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.