CENTRA Technology, Inc. (CENTRA) is an employee-owned company providing analytic, consulting, and staffing support to U.S. Government national security agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, and similar Government clients. CENTRA’s Homeland Group Division provides a range of homeland security and law enforcement intelligence support, risk analysis and modeling, and program management services to Federal, state, and local agencies. We pride ourselves in developing creative, customized, and flexible approaches that meet our clients’ evolving and dynamic needs.
The Homeland Group is looking for SECRET-cleared Junior Foreign Language Open Source Intelligence Analysts with proficiency in Arabic (Gulf and/or North African dialects), Russian, Chinese, or Farsi to support our Federal Government Customer. Analysts will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and presenting information within the open source environment related to terrorism, political violence, threats, and suspicious activity directed against the Secretary of State, Department personnel and facilities, designated foreign dignitaries and facilities in the United States, and personnel abroad under chief of mission authority.
The Foreign Language Open Source Intelligence Analysts support 24/7 operations and will work 12-hours shifts. CONUS and OCONUS travel up to 10% may be required. Overseas travel may be to countries with high threat levels requiring the use of personal protective equipment while exercising special safety precautions. Some analysts may also provide analytical support to overseas elements performing similar functions at missions abroad.
Bachelor’s degree and less than 1 year of experience OR High School diploma and 3+ years of experience.
Demonstrated language proficiency for English AND Arabic, Russian, Chinese, or Farsiof at least S3+ (speaking), R3+ (reading), with S4 (speaking) and R4 (reading) preferred, as classified by the U.S. Department of State’s School of Language Studies, or at the Superior level, as classified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, with superiors and colleagues, fluently speaking, reading, listening, and translating the designated language to English and the reverse, including the ability to translate narrative using colloquial slang words and phrases.
In-depth and demonstrated knowledge of current international and domestic threat environment. Expertise in the region in which the designated language is practiced is preferred.
Experience conducting open source collection and analysis and academic research, all-source intelligence analysis, and/or targeting.
Experience applying open source concepts, methods, and practices to support intelligence research and analysis operations.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques to effectively locate and identify information of concern in publicly available information including social, news, and traditional media.
Knowledge of Internet-based research, including Boolean logic, search engine and database resources, and Internet sources, such as social media, social networking tools, data exploitation, and commercial- and industry-based databases.
Experience applying foreign language research methodologies using internationally-focused Websites and machine language translation methods.
Demonstrated ability to establish liaison and interact effectively with individuals at all levels to coordinate activities with other intelligence and law enforcement personnel.