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Staff Open-Source Collector - Russian

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is actively seeking a highly qualified Staff Open-Source Collector to support the Intelligence and Defense communities. Outstanding candidates will have the ability to quickly discover information, create reports, and perform their duties independently with little guidance. At ARA, our goal is to improve our nation’s safety, security, and way of life. Your contribution matters and you’ll have the opportunity to make a real-world impact by joining our team!

The ideal candidate will have an active interest in working with open-source data in foreign languages, creating reports, and working within established security protocols. The candidate should demonstrate a hands-on approach to problem-solving and must be willing to build an independent program of discovery and reporting to support the assigned mission. This position is at Patrick AFB, FL.

Individuals who are passionate about applying their expertise to solve problems of national importance, who have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and who are seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth in a stable environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Staff Open-Source Collector - Russian Qualifications:
    * US Citizen with Top Secret clearance and willing to submit to a polygraph
    * Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years of relevant work experience as an intelligence analyst or linguist
    * Russian language proficiency (DLPT 2 or equivalent in reading and listening)
    * Experience discovering and synthesizing open-source data
    * Experience creating reports from open-source information
    * Experience creating and implementing open-source collection plans
    * Knowledge of OSINT tradecraft
    * Team player with excellent communication skills

Staff Open-Source Collector - Russian Additional Desirable Qualifications:
    * Proven experience with statistical analysis and/or data science

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

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    * 2 - 4 years: Relevant Work Experience


    * Bachelors or better

   Licenses & Certifications

    * Top Secret Clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)