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Collection Management Officer (Senior, Mid-level, Junior)

Washington Metropolitan Area, USA

Job Type

Full Time



About the Role

Serves as Collection Management Officer (CMO) to direct the collection, evaluation, classification, and dissemination of foreign intelligence (FI) and counterintelligence (CI) collected from overt HUMINT sources and by other means. Specific duties and functions include, but are not limited to, the following.

•Advise field collection elements to develop and execute effective overt collection activities within their specific areas of responsibility.
• Provide expert guidance to collectors on intelligence collection and report writing tradecraft.
• Review, coordinate, and approve the dissemination of sensitive raw intelligence.
• Develop and author authoritative intelligence collection and reporting policies, procedures, and guidance for a national FI/CI collection program.
• Develop, manage, and derive meaning from intelligence reporting use and evaluation metrics.
• Manage and conduct intelligence debriefings of overt HUMINT sources.
• Interact with senior level government managers in order to conduct sensitive debriefings for FI purposes.
• Maintain awareness and understanding of complex foreign intelligence service modus operandi employed by foreign intelligence services.


  • Experience - Senior (15+ years), Mid-level (10 years), Junior (5 years).

  • Experience in human intelligence (HUMINT) collection and/or collection management of high-impact and complex foreign intelligence (FI) and counterintelligence (CI) reporting. Individual must have proven evidence of excellent, strategic-level intelligence report writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with individuals at all levels often under the pressure of fast breaking, ambiguous situations. Must have strong leadership traits and well-developed time management and multitasking abilities. The candidate must have prior collection management and overt collection experience on intelligence issues central to the Department’s mission such as advanced science and technology, commercial or military nuclear technology, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation, counterproliferation, energy security, and cyber security. Experience with a primary USIC agency and an area or country specialization is preferred.

  • Education - Position requires individual to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college preferably in a field related to geopolitical/ national security studies, or science or engineering. Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree requirements. Additionally, the candidate must have formal HUMINT collection operations management training from the following courses (or another equivalent): Joint CI & HUMINT Staff Officer (J2X) course; Joint CI & HUMINT Management Course (JIMC), Joint CI & HUMINT Analysis and Targeting Course (JCHATC); Field Tradecraft Course (FTC). A candidate must also have formal HUMINT collection training from one of the following courses (or another equivalent): Defense Strategic Debriefing Course (DSDC); Advanced Military Source Operations Course (AMSOC); Advanced Source Operations Course (ASOC); Source Operations Course (SOC); Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course (DATC); Joint Military Attaché School (JMAS); Advanced Special Operations Techniques Course (ASOTC); Advanced Human Intelligence Operations Course (AHOC); Advanced CI Collection Course (ACICC); Field Tradecraft Course (FTC); or any other official U.S. Government or Military HUMINT training course providing certification for overt collection equivalent to Military Source Operations Category 3 or higher.

November 26, 2023 at 8:09:10 PM

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