Mid Level Watch Analyst

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Posted by: KeyW on Apr 16, 2018


Washington, DC

Job Description:

Be part of an exciting team dedicated to keeping America safe at home and abroad as an Intelligence Watch Analyst supporting a DHS 24/7/365 Watch Center in Washington, DC. Intelligence Watch Analysts are responsible for providing indications and warnings of threats directed against the Homeland and its assets abroad to Senior Leadership, analytical elements, the DHS National Operations Center (NOC), the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE), SLTT, the Intelligence Community (IC), and private sector stakeholders. Qualified c andidates must have a current TS with SCI eligibility security clearance. Current DHS Suitability is strongly preferred.

This position requires shift work.

The Intelligence Watch Analyst will be responsible for:
Providing analytic support to a 24/7/365 Government Watch Center. Maintaining awareness of current, relevant, and actionable intelligence. Conducting current intelligence research and analysis across open-source and classified information platforms, focusing on indicators and warnings of threats, infrastructure protection, border security, and cybersecurity. Identifying and assessing current and emerging threats and vulnerabilities as they relate to Homeland Security and its daily delivery to the Department's Chief Intelligence Officer Maintaining operational awareness of key resources and flows of information. Using IC-derived best practices to work independently on complex problems in all phases of the intelligence/law enforcement analysis. Triaging intelligence and preparing analytical assessments to provide strategic and operational support to decision-makers. Coordinating with DHS Component, SLTT, and IC members, as needed, on current intelligence and emerging threats. Participating in multi-agency outreach activities between DHS and other members of the IC. Interacting daily with Senior Leadership on various matters concerning branch duties and tasks. Writing intelligence-related reports and summaries under tight timelines and strict guidelines.
The position involves performing critical duties and responsibilities during crisis situations and contingency operations. Responsiveness to elevated threat levels may requires special consideration, such as temporary relocation and extended or rotational hours of work.

The preferred candidate will have the following:
Ability to work in 24/7/365 Watch Center environment Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance. Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet the customer's changing business needs. Strong professional writing skills Ability to query a variety of intelligence data sources, repositories. Ability to learn new tools easily. Strong ability to communicate orally and in writing to audiences at all levels. Experience conducting research/data mining in intelligence databases. Strong ability to collaborate well with others Experience and/or education indicates knowledge of one or more intelligence topics pertaining to Homeland Security, including (but not limited to) the intelligence cycle, counterterrorism, infrastructure protection, threat monitoring, cybersecurity, border security. Previous shift work experience in support of a 24/7/365 Watch Center. Knowledge of DHS systems and databases.


Applicant must be able to work a shift schedule.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the following competencies: 1) initiative, 2) attention to detail), 3) interpersonal skills, 4) oral and writing communication, and 5) problem solving.

Applicants should possess basic to intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite software and a basic understanding of the DHS Mission, the National Watchlisting Mission, the National Strategy for Information Sharing, Criminal Intelligence Systems, Operating Policies (28 CFR Part 23), Executive Order 12333, the Intelligence Community, the intelligence cycle, and intelligence disciplines (Human Intelligence, Measurement and signature Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, and Open Source Intelligence).

Education and Experience:
Mid-Level Intelligence Watch Analyst :
At least 7 years of related experience; OR a Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree with at least 3 years of related experience.

Qualifying candidates must have a current TS with SCI eligibility security clearance. Current DHS Suitability is strongly preferred.

KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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About the Organization
KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.

KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun-because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.

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About KEYW Corporation

KEYW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. We take pride in these contributions to security and the quality of life. Even more, we are grateful to our customers for entrusting critically important tasks to us. The people of KEYW take on new challenges with confidence and commitment. We are an unbeatable team with the technical, management and financial capacity to perform the tough assignments of the future. KEYW is building a "total solutions company" that will be more agile than larger competitors and will focus on solving the “hard problems”. Our operating philosophy is to be responsive, agile, and focused on solving our customers’ difficult problems. Our core capabilities include: hardware and software development, system integration, test and evaluation, field support, computer and network operations, information security and specialized training. Our success is due in large part to our commitment to more than just do work for our customers, but instead to partner with them at every conceivable level. While such partnerships bring programmatic success, we measure ourselves by the real-world impacts and successes these partnerships have and will achieve.

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