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Desk Officer (METRO Program)

Washington Metropolitan Area, USA

Full Time

TS/SCI with polygraph

Position Summary

Desk Officers apply advanced knowledge and expertise of operations, operational tradecraft, and intelligence priorities when providing strategic guidance and operational case management. In addition, they are responsible for program management throughout the customer, from traditional operational activities to specialized initiatives. Desk officers will utilize customer-specific databases to conduct multiple layers of research and write summaries, reports, official correspondence, and guidance.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3+ years of relevant professional experience


Required Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Developed expertise on a particular geographic region or transnational target.

  • Must possess excellent oral, writing, and coordination skills to communicate factual information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, often under pressure and tight deadlines that meet or exceed established analytical standards.

  • Demonstrated skills with communication, networking, and problem solving.

  • Familiarity with cable writing styles and classified client databases, including specific targeting tools.

  • Senior and Expert positions respond to changes in analytical priorities and review work outputs of Junior and Mid-Level personnel. May supervise lower-level analysts.


Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Please submit the required application materials to The subject line of your email must be the following: Desk Officer (SOO) (Metro Program) Your resume and cover letter must be attached to the email as a PDF or MS Word document.

About the Company

COA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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