Special Skills Officer/Targeting
TASC - Chantilly, VA

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TASC has a 40 year history of advanced systems engineering and advisory services across the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. We continue to partner with our customers toward one goal - the success of their missions. Our customers rely on the brainpower of TASC employees to solve some of their most complex challenges. We’re looking for intelligent men and women ready to put their best thinking to work for great causes — peace, freedom, safety and security for all Americans.

The Intelligence Operations Business Unit provides leading-edge solutions and advisory services to the defense and intelligence communities worldwide. Our technical capabilities and domain expertise support warfighters and planners alike. We help modernize our customers’ systems in an environment that facilitates information sharing. From the evaluation of alternatives to the fusion of data, we offer services and solutions that turn raw data into intelligence, and intelligence into actionable information. Our customers develop some of the most technically and operationally challenging systems and capabilities in the world, and we are proud to be an integral part of their mission.

TASC is seeking highly skilled Special Skills Officers (SSO) to support our government customer in the metro Washington DC area. SSOs are a diverse group consisting of Information Resource Officers, Language Officers, Paramilitary Officers, Programs and Plans Officers, and Targeting Officers. SSOs conduct and/or directly support USG operations leveraging their language, media, technical skills and/or military experience. Qualified candidates can expect to focus on human intelligence activities as defined by the Intelligence Community.

There are several types of different positions that fall under this category. One of particular interest is the Special Skills Officer/Targeting (SSO-T) . SSO-Ts will directly support, drive, and/or manage complex worldwide operations to develop actionable intelligence against the highest priority threats to U.S. national security, which are increasingly transnational in origin. Targeting officers will use their specialized skills to identify, analyze, and facilitate the penetration and disruption of international organizations and networks posing such threats. In addition, officers must have substantive expertise in one or several of the Intelligence Community's functional missions - terrorism, proliferation, narcotics, and/or counterintelligence.

Required Skills

Provides target analysis and support to operations by identifying, gathering, and extracting information by exploiting information resources. Conduct analysis of all source information to identify viable personal and impersonal targets. Understanding of counterespionage and counterintelligence operations. Experience with investigative tradecraft to include, but not limited to, surveillance and financial analysis. Understanding of domestic foreign intelligence collection efforts. SSOs must have substantive experience in foreign military systems, technology, and/or advanced technical issues. Experience must include assignments in a geographical/regional area, counterintelligence (CI) and/or information operations (IO). Must be capable of producing project performance metrics and status reports to program leadership, including the Program Manager and section lead. Must be familiar with the MS-Office suite of products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the use of Lotus Notes. Strong briefing and writing skills are a must as is the ability to work will with teams or individually with minimal supervision.

Required Experience

All candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Five to six years experience supporting components of the Intelligence Community and/or Military in positions that directly address the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the labor category description. One to two field tours (e.g. Iraq, Afghanistan, Central Eurasia, etc) desired.

All candidates must be U.S. Citizens and have a current TS/SCI with an active Polygraph.

This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.

TASC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.