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Company: BAE Systems
Location: VA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Job Description
BAE Systems is seeking Specialized Skills Officers/Targeter I to support a client's operational requirements in a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The position requires an active Security Clearance with Polygraph. There is no exception to the clearance requirement.

Successful candidates will work well in team environments and will be capable of operating independently with minimal supervision. Candidates will be expected to effectively interact with customer personnel at all levels within the customer organization. The position requires prior experience in supporting HUMINT operations or familiarity with the Intelligence Community and its objectives.
Responsibilities include:

  • Query, assess, and analyze all-source data (e.g. via customer tools or accessible in open-source) to identify information of interest and propose avenues of access to targets.
  • Sustain and increase knowledge related to complex geographic or functional areas or issues
  • Develop plans and approaches to support customer activities that advance tactical or strategic objectives
  • Aggregate and distill complex data and relationships into succinct and effective language to inform customer decisions
  • Generate supporting research and products to advance the customer's mission
  • Maintain familiarity with, and adhere to, customer guidance and recommendations
Key traits for all successful candidates include:
  • Being a flexible, team player who is open to continuous learning about a wide-range of topics
  • Having an interest in “connecting the dots” between disparate data points or discrete, all-source products in order to tell a relatively succinct, compelling narrative that either:
    • Makes a recommendation to further the customer's mission, or
    • Makes an “ask” of a targeted audience to bolster or advance U.S. national security interests.
  • Prior customer-specific report writing experience


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor's Degree or 5 years of SSO-related experience may be substituted for education.
- 1 or more years of SSO-related work experience. Education equivalency cannot count as part of this experience.
- Ability to analyze all-source intelligence to identify individuals, networks, or organizations of interest, and propose avenues of operational access to targets.
- Familiarity with cable writing styles and classified client databases, including specific targeting tools
- Strong briefing and writing skills are a must as well as the ability to work well with teams or individually with minimal supervision
- Demonstrate regional and/or functional expertise or a working knowledge of geographic regions of interest to the United States, including the Middle East

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Customer certification as a Specialized Skills Officer is desired.
- Prior overseas experience, including operating in high threat areas, is also desired.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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