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Publicly Available Information Associate Researcher (Intelligence Analyst 3) - 1703

Date: Dec 20, 2020

Location: Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, DE, 70563

Company: HII's TSD

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.




Job Description

HII-Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) is currently seeking candidates for a Publicly Available Information Associate Researcher position.

U.S. Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) is tasked with conducting security missions, and meeting Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC) operational goals in Africa.  In meeting these goals, SOCAFRICA treats information as a strategic asset and leverages this asset to support warfighting, improve operations, and support other Combatant Commands (COCOMs), Services, Agencies and multinational allies.

HII-TSD provides SOCAFRICA with subject matter experts capable of providing Publicly Available Information (PAI) Research support services in the areas of analysis, socio-cultural, human terrain dynamics, policy support, and information sharing with mission partners. 

Remote work has been approved for this position.


Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Plan employment of PAI assets required to meet SOCAFRICA requirements supporting missions and activities in the AFRICOM area of responsibility. 
  • Conduct analysis of multi-source information, develop research methods, and use data collection platforms to improve processes.
  • Work with SOCAFRICA operations personnel, USAFRICOM, Federal Bureau of Investigations, other services, and other US and allied national agencies to improve analysis, production, access to adversarial threat data, and to develop collaborative efforts.
  • Evaluate classified and unclassified critical and sensitive information to understand and report adversary strengths, weaknesses and centers of gravity.  Conduct research, evaluate, analyze and provide recommendations on complex assignments to fuse multi-source information from multiple disciplines to satisfy a broad range of customer requirements within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of semi-complex to complex data sets to uncover gaps and provide recommendations to create corresponding collection requirements to more completely understand the adversary.
  • Synthesize large data sets and provide recommendations to senior analysts and staff.  Determine best approach to accomplish difficult analytical and fusion taskings.
  • Comply with and use all information-sharing standards and protection guidance during all classified and unclassified research, analysis, and fusion activities. 
  • Develop and provide formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives for all SOCAFRICA threat systems, technologies, operations, and missions. 
  • Balance operational need for accuracy and expediency in satisfying production objectives.  Use different production formats to provide finished products.  Maintain and track customer satisfaction and the value of all production lines and adjust production efforts based on feedback.
  • Provide customer outreach and shall ensure dissemination through all available means.  Products and presentations shall be presented to USAFRICOM, partner nations and other Community members.
  • Propose changes to procedures, policy, and guidance to ensure timely and cost-effective operations.
  • Shape, fuse, and provide recommendations which influence the content, form and format of tailored, timely, accurate and relevant assessments to internal and external mid-level clients of all types on policy-making, acquisition and operational customer sets.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5 years relevant experience with Bachelors in Social Science/Research Methodologies; 3 years relevant experience with Masters in realted field; 0 years experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 9 years relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a wide range of PAI research, collection methods and techniques, and the use of PAI and multi-source information systems.
  • A minimum of 5 years of expertise in advanced PAI analytical principles, concepts, and methods to include database manipulation
  • A minimum of 5 years of expertise in conducting in-depth PAI research to identify available systems and data sources
  • Clearance:  Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI clearance
Preferred Requirements
  • Master's degree in a related field and 3 years of specialized experience; OR Bachelor's degree in a related field and 6 years of specialized experience; OR 10 years of specialized experience.
  • Experience in working DoD Joint structure
  • Expertise in producing collections requirements assessments
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; including public speaking
  • Excellent analytic and organization skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines and prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve objectives
  • All capabilities needed from PAI SME at an advanced level
  • Advanced skills in conducting search in a digital environment
  • Advanced understanding of PAI data, platforms and technologies
  • Advanced working knowledge of geo-enabled PAI
  • In-depth working knowledge of tools provided by Berber Hunter Tool Kit (BHTK), as well as advanced capability to identify new and emerging tools
  • Basic understanding of Deep/Dark web
  • Advanced working knowledge of PAI support to operations and sensitive productions
  • Advanced PAI research and analysis support to operations training (similar to CASO/COSMO training)



Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.