ITA International (ITA) is a provider of integrated support services to include analysis, planning, training, acquisition management, cyber/intelligence, engineering, logistics, and maritime support services to government, non-governmental organizations and commercial customers worldwide. ITA is currently seeking a Senior Socio-Cultural Analysis (SCA) Analyst - Spanish Language - SOCSOUTH, located at Homestead AFB, Florida.
• Provide socio-cultural overview for SOCSOUTH specified Areas of Interest (AOI) and provide detailed analysis of populations and their relationships with VEOs, TCOs and local Governments. Provide socio-cultural advice and expertise to deployed forces and staff. Provide atmospheric information outlining important historical events, leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values. Highlight major components of human society: economic, demographic, legal/regulatory, political/institutional, social/cultural, religious/ideological, and relevant geographic variables to the operational commander.
• Research, analyze, and prepare analytical products encompassing the cultural, social, religious, and ideological beliefs of leaders and groups, as well as assess the attitudes, cultural norms, and values of local populations in support of tactical and operational needs for mission planning and execution.
• Respond to Requests for Information (RFIs) through a variety of products such as Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest; at various classification levels.
• Respond to assigned RFIs by researching, analyzing, and producing finished intelligence including, but not limited to, Intelligence Studies, Desk Notes, PowerPoint briefings (with associated textual analyses and graphical representation of areas of interest), at required classification levels
• Upload all supporting data, including geospatial files, spreadsheets, link analyses, social networking analyses, nodal analyses, and cited materials to the SOF Geospatial Enterprise (SGE) or User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) upon completion.
• Conduct tactical, operational, and strategic analysis to identify moderate populations capable and willing to counter extremist ideology
• Analyze the socio-cultural factors making local populations vulnerable to extremists and their radical messaging as well as to threat entities involved in illicit activity
• Analyze the socio-cultural factors which favor extremists and other threat actors/entities.
• Identify exploitable operational opportunities within the socio-cultural fabric of an AOI tailored for use within an asymmetric environment
• Identify and conduct analysis to illuminate behavior patterns of populations vulnerable to extremist ideology, to include attitudes and sentiment, impact of adversary propaganda, and identification of strengths and weaknesses among groups and individuals within localized social networks
• Respond to socio-cultural taskings and fuse socio-cultural analysis with other intelligence/disciplines into comprehensive, finished intelligence products; provide atmospheric information outlining leaders, group dynamics, attitudes, cultural norms and values.
• Synthesize detailed atmospherics information (e.g. cultural/social leaders, group dynamics, assessments of the attitudes, cultural norms, values of the local populace, etc...) to provide intelligence assessments in support of operational planning based on specific requirements.
• HQ Socio-Cultural analysts will provide products in accordance with Defense Intelligence Analysis Production (DIAP) 360G (socio-cultural).
• Contextualize the SCA variables in the Course of Actions (COA) recommended to the decision-maker
• Acquire and extract SCA and geographic information from relevant current open source data and archival material
• Attend conferences, workshops, and meetings in support of the Command’s objectives.
• Travel with the SOCSOUTH Commander and/or designated staff in support of SOCSOUTH missions and engagements to countries in the AOR to provide real-time cultural intelligence (norms, customs, and values), assist with cross-cultural idiosyncrasies, and facilitate interactions and engagement with senior partner nation officials and representatives for extended periods of time and be on call 24/7 during those missions.
• Upon request, brief SOCOM/TSOC leadership, staff, visitors, and SOF on socio-cultural matters respective to the AOR/AOI.
• Additionally, utilize foreign language skills, AOR expertise, and cultural knowledge in support of Command objectives.
10 years’ SCA experience
8 years of intelligence experience working in the SOUTHCOM AOR
Graduate-level degree (MA/MS) in a social science discipline or 5+ years on a SOCOM or TSOC SCA team.
8 years’ experience with social/cultural studies (e.g. anthropology, sociology, political science, etc.) or development economics.
8 years’ IC or DOD intelligence experience with analysis, reporting and briefing in DOD settings.
DPLT score of 3 in Spanish language is required in the following areas: reading, listening, and speaking. An ILR 3/3/3 score is acceptable for each category as an equivalent
Must have valid US Passport
ITA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans