Open Source Analyst Job Description

Open Source Analyst Job Description

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Open source analyst provides in - depth research regarding biographical intelligence in order to aid investigations, support subject interviews, and case development-Conduct research using social networking tools, digital mapping programs, and law enforcement database and research tools, to include Open Source (OSINT) and classified searches.

Open Source Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

The creation, delivery, and presentation of regular OSINT reports on a variety of subjects of interest
Learn and employ various research and open source tools, techniques, and best practices to identify relevant information from Open Source
Analyze findings in a larger strategic context to demonstrate and highlight the importance of identified research to specific intelligence efforts
Brief various government stakeholders, to include senior leaders, on open source best practices and select work products
In conjunction with subordinate commands within INSCOM, develop, build, and brief staff members across the country on OSINT requirements
Producing Foreign Intelligence Security Terrorism Threat Assessment and Analytical Information Reports for Foreign Intelligence Security
Developing Threat Intelligence Briefings for Foreign Intelligence Security
Providing CI, CT, HUMINT or Technical Analysis Training White Papers for Foreign Intelligence Security
Writing summaries of findings, to include technical memoranda, spreadsheets, and briefs
Use technical and practical expertise in foreign maritime sensor

Open Source Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Open Source Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CEH, CISSP, SANS, CCNA, GCIA, ISC, GIAC, EC

Education for Open Source Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the open source analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Political Science, International Affairs, Linguistics, Area Studies, Intelligence, National Security Studies, Business, Library Science, Associates, Education

Skills for Open Source Analyst

Desired skills for open source analyst include:

Social networking tools
Java
Scripting languages and technologies
JEMA
R Script
Advanced research techniques
Advanced Internet-based research
Search engine and database resources
Internet sources
Foreign policy

Desired experience for open source analyst includes:

Must have specialized training or recognition in relevant field
Comfortable briefing senior leaders
BA or BS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, or Middle East Studies
2+ years of experience with conducting open source research with an emphasis on social media and in-country
Ability to speak and read Arabic at a professional level
Bachelor's degree and 1+ year of related technical experience

Open Source Analyst Examples

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Open Source Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of open source analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for open source analyst
  • Follow the priority order for research, analysis, review, extraction, collation, collection requirement generation, data entry, and production set by the Technical Assistant (TA) and respond to emergent requirements
  • Maintain operational security throughout all activity on the open internet, and abide by all U.S. Laws, regulations, directives, and Department of Defense Policies governing open source activities, to include, but not limited to, DoD Manual 5240.01, E.O
  • Coordinate with the Collections Operations Department, Command Research Center (N34) to gain access to technology and tradecraft necessary to collect intelligence from open sources effectively
  • Move all information and reports to JWICS with a government­ acceptable filing system
  • Write and document translation requests
  • Be available for working group meetings
  • Prepare all products in accordance with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Intelligence Community Directives (ICD)
  • Provide media analysis and an effects assessment capability that measure the effects of the Commanders' themes, communications objectives, and engagement activities
  • Provide support to 5th MEB, SPMAGTF-CR-CC, TF Southwest, Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) and other MARCENT subordinate commands as required
  • Maintain an open-source website where the MARCENT staff or deployed MEUs can access the daily media summary and required studies and reports
Qualifications for open source analyst
  • BA/BS Degree with 8+ years of intelligence analysis or similar experience
  • Experience with foreign language research
  • BA or BS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, Business, Library Science, or research-related fields preferred
  • BA or BS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, Business, or Library Science
  • MA or MS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, Business, Library Science, or research-related fields
  • HS diploma or GED and 10 years of experience with intelligence operations or BA or BS degree and 5+ years of experience with intelligence operations and its various disciplines, functions, processes, and documentation, including all-source analysis
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Open Source Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of open source analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for open source analyst
  • Select and apply methods and techniques to generate, to approve, and to populate moderately complex data for databases
  • Apply broad knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of geospatial data
  • Develop an understanding of customer requirements
  • Provide open source intelligence support to the planning and execution of exercises to include analysis and production for scenario development and road to war briefings, and active participation in the exercises Requirements Management
  • Track and manage all new incoming Open Source Software related projects
  • Maintain and track accurate documentation
  • Ability to understand program and project management structures and timing
  • Organize information from multiple sources and identify missing elements
  • Communicate with all impacted stakeholders
  • Present weekly updates regarding projects to display progress, high priority, and delegate tasks to appropriate engineers on team
Qualifications for open source analyst
  • Related fields preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience as an Open Source Analyst
  • 3+ years of experience in analytics with open source intelligence research or social media research
  • 3+ years of experience with DoD and intelligence community classification guidance
  • Experience with the Ukrainian language at a proficiency of 2+ level or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • 3+ years of experience with analytics and open source intelligence or social media research
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Open Source Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of open source analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for open source analyst
  • Set and execute plans for efficient work flow
  • Data quality review and curation of our KnowledgeBase
  • Evaluation and assignment of open source licenses
  • Investigation and curation of security vulnerabilities connected to OSS
  • Research and correct data in response to customer issues
  • Monitor and address data quality gaps and trends
  • Work with KB developers to identify improvements to our automated processes
  • Supports investigations, analysis and case file development concerning alleged violations of international criminal law
  • Searches for, gathers and analyses information, including in electronic and digital format, social networking sites and assists in determining credibility and reliability
  • Assists in accessing, gathering, collating and analysis of open source and other materials published on social media, websites and other platforms for determination of relevance
Qualifications for open source analyst
  • Experience with Turkish language with proficiency at the 2+ level or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • Completion of courses in open source and social media research, including CASO, COSMO, or a comparable class preferred
  • Ability to show proficiency in the Russian language, including a 2+ level or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • Completion of open source and social media research courses, including CASO, COSMO, or a comparable class
  • 3+ years of experience with analytics and open source intelligence research or social media research
  • 3+ years of experience with the Russian language, including proficiency at the 2+ level or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
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Open Source Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an open source analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for open source analyst
  • Assists in documenting analytical processes and preserving digital material in accordance with applicable standards and protocol for evidentiary material
  • Liaises with NGOs, academic institutions and others for the verification and analysis of digital media
  • Provides advice and support to the CoI on the use of open source material in investigations, analysis and reports
  • You will be in a role of substantial influence and insight, with access to high quality Open Source data alongside privileged government information
  • Working to ensure this information is used in the most innovative and impactful way, this job would position you at the heart of the Government, helping to shape the way in which we deliver policy and strategic communications both at home and overseas
  • Understanding, responding to and delivering on the needs of your customers will enable you to build and maintain networks of constructive relationships with partners across Whitehall and in the private sector
  • Collects and implements metadata tagging for both structured and unstructured customer intelligence content using a combination of standard intelligence methods and business processes
  • Provide support to worldwide information requirements through the identification, collection, and aggregation of OSINT, media, social media, gray literature, or other publicly available information using customer approved OSINT tools
  • Serves as an integrated member of a Multi-Functional Intelligence analysis team, and serves as an Open Source (OSINT) Analyst and SME for the AOO
  • Assist in support of regional and theater OSINT teams
Qualifications for open source analyst
  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years of overall related experience or equivalent
  • Must have excellent knowledge of the deep and dark web, social media and social networking sites, and OSINT research and Operational Security best practices
  • A strong background in written communication
  • Excellent analytical skills with close attention to detail, strong critical thinking/logic skills, and an ability to learn/adapt quickly in solution- oriented culture
  • Past experience supporting the US Military or Intelligence OSINT Communities using investigatory and analytic OSINT and social media tools and best practices
  • Familiarity with hacking communities, virtual currencies, and mobile application development
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Open Source Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of open source analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for open source analyst
  • Assesses and provides analysis of technologies and solutions, provides analysis recommendations, researches and builds technical papers, and supports INSCOM analysis operations as required by the INSCOM Commander or INSCOM AOO
  • Serves as an integrated member of an Multi-Functional Intelligence analysis team, and serves as a Senior Open Source (OSINT) Analyst and Training SME
  • Supports ongoing MTT trainings for the Army OSINT Office, traveling up to 50% of the time to both CONUS and OCONUS locations
  • As necessary, support course development production of training materials
  • As directed or required, assesses and provides analysis of COTS technologies and solutions commonly associated with DOD Intel Analysis
  • Collect raw open source intelligence
  • Implement technical solutions to aid in said collection
  • Integrate raw data into Palantir software
  • Conduct analysis against the integrated raw intelligence
  • Produce finalized intelligence products for leadership
Qualifications for open source analyst
  • Experience with open source intelligence research or social media research
  • Completion of courses in open source and social media research, including CASO, COSMO, or a comparable class
  • Completion of courses in open source and social media research, including CASO, COSMO, or comparable class
  • BA or BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS, or Cybersecurity
  • Demonstrated thought leadership in mobile technologies and Deep and Dark web exploitation, interest in expanding knowledge in that space and producing White Papers on these topics in conjunction with client subject matter experts
  • A history of publications and/or completing long-form writing assignments

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