Collection Manager - Senior

Preting, LLC
Fort Meade, MD
30+ days ago

Job Description

Preting is seeking qualified individuals to serve as Collection Managers at the Senior level to support the Intelligences Services for CYBERCOM Contract. The Collection Manager Applies intelligence collection systems and capabilities to inform intelligence consumers of collection developments and relevancy through a range of products.
Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates across the IC to understand customer intelligence needs and gaps to optimize developing and validating collection requirements for the customer.
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of multi-INT collection against requirements; and the execution of collection plans and strategies to generate reliable and valid intelligence to customers.
  • Assesses the value of collected intelligence versus the customers’ need(s) and decision making
  • Uses statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques to find and interpret ISR data sources.
  • Manages large amounts of data, ensures data consistency, produces visualizations and develops models to report findings.
  • Assists developing methods and criteria to evaluate whether collection requirements been satisfied, using Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs), Measures of Performance (MOPs), responses to collection plans and strategies, and others, and produces feedback of findings.
  • Identifies collection gaps, related trends and opportunities; assesses collection options, tests assumptions, and produces judgements, recommendations and solutions to refine collection.
  • Produces analyses identifying gaps in collections methods, and models future intelligence collection scenarios for Collection Strategists, Intelligence Planners, and Collection Enterprise Architects.
  • Consolidates relevant and actionable reporting into Intelligence Information Report

(IIR) format to meet Command reporting obligations, filling intelligence gaps for the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) J2, J3 and J5, as well as external members of the Intelligence Community (IC).

  • Updates all applicable databases to ensure HUMINT records are accurately documented and maintained in accordance with applicable policies and regulations.
  • Drafts and submits evaluations and Source Directed Requirements (SDR) to collectors to ensure continued and increased collection against and visibility into Command requirements.
  • Maintains communication with collectors to ensure visibility into any produced information that will assist the Command’s mission requirements.
  • Identifies specific analytical, operational or planning-related needs of the Command and solicit HUMINT support to fill these intelligence gaps, when possible.
  • Functions as the J2X lead for Intelligence Planning Teams.
  • Compiles monthly collection operations management statistics and reporting.
  • Maintains responsibility for the consolidation, storage and dissemination of all DoD HUMINT and CI collected malware.
  • Maintains the Knowledge Management/Information Technology and Records Management Command requirements for the J2X.
  • Manages web portals, information technology needs and applicable records in accordance with regulations.

Required Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the functions and activities of the Collection Manager position.
  • Proficiency conducting statistics and using statistical packages such as, but not limited to, Matlab, SPSS, SAS, S-PLUS, or R.
  • Graduate of an in-residence DoD / IC collection management course.
  • Possess knowledge and ability to apply Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD classification guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to use logic when evaluating and synthesizing multiple sources of information.
  • Demonstrates mastery of qualitative and quantitative analytic methodologies and pursue developments in academia or other fields that affect tradecraft methodology.
  • Ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks.
  • Experience defending analytic judgements with sound, logical conclusions and adapt analytic judgments when presented with new information, evolving conditions, or unexpected developments.
  • Demonstrates in-depth analysis of analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulates key findings.
  • Experience in producing timely, logical, and concise analytic reports, documents, assessments, studies, and briefing materials in formats including Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), electronic/ soft copy matrices and/ or web-enabled formats.
  • Exceptional verbal and non-verbal communication skills and ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools.
  • Experience developing structured research including, but not limited to, obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information within security and data protocols.
  • Capable of recognizing nuances and resolving contradictions and inconsistencies in information.
  • Possess working knowledge using complex analytic methodologies, such as structured analytic techniques or alternative approaches, to examine biases, assumptions, and theories to eliminate uncertainty, strengthen analytic arguments, and mitigate surprise.
  • Understanding of intelligence collection capabilities and limitations, to include but not limited to, technical sensors/ platforms and human intelligence sources related to the responsibilities of the Collection Manager position.
  • Understanding of evaluating collected intelligence reporting, engaging with collection managers, and developing collection requirements.
  • Ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and / or technically advanced.
  • Experience in structuring analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines.
  • Ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution.
  • Possesses ability to develop concise, insightful and comprehensive products for defense intelligence.
  • Ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions; routinely tests analytic rigor of analytic products.
  • Ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems.
  • Active TS/SCI - must be willing and able to obtain CI Polygraph
  • The physical demands described below are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or listen.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk; use hand to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • The employee must successfully complete all medical examinations required by the client, including for any temporary duty or full-time deployment as required.

Desired Qualifications

  • At least 12 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the responsibilities and requirements of the Collection Manager position with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.
  • Master’s degree in an area related to the responsibilities and requirements of the Collection Manager position from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Preting Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are granted the same consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other federally protected class.

Job Type: Full-time


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