Tuesday , April 16 2024

CIA Careers – Open Source Collection Specialist

Website Central Intelligence Agency

Job Description:

As an Open Source Collection Specialist (OSCS), you will manage the systematic collection of publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more. In some cases, OSCSs act as collectors themselves. Some OSCSs work in traditional library environments, while others work in geographic- or subject area-based components.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify relevant sources for data collection
  • Manage financial or personnel resources associated with collection, including contracts
  • Help develop metadata schema or other information discoverability processes
  • Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
  • Help develop, acquire, evaluate and/or implement collection tools and methodologies
  • Research and acquire publicly available information in response to intelligence gaps

Job Requirements:

  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience designing or managing contracts
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
  • Moderate proficiency in foreign languages

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • International Studies
    • Library/Information Science
    • Media Studies
    • Area Studies
    • Political Studies
    • Data Management
    • Foreign Language/Linguistics (or a related field)
    • Geography/GIS

Job Details:

Company: Central Intelligence Agency

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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