Mid to Senior Level Defense Research Analyst

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview

Big Sky is seeking a mid- to senior-level Research Analyst to serve a defense client. We’re looking for self-motivated, results-oriented professionals who thrive in a high-risk, high-reward environment.  

This position may be performed on-site at one of the following locations: Fort Meade, MD, Fort Belvoir, VA, Arlington, VA, or Chantilly, VA.

Job Mission:

Responsible for providing research and analysis of existing and emerging threats and vulnerabilities to senior defense clients and their staff.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide recommendations regarding the management, coordination, and development operations and training executed by the client on a daily basis.
  • Analyze and develop recommendations regarding the client’s Operations Calendar to ensure requirements levied are executable against current tasks to ensure there are no conflicts, and training requirements are synced with operations.
  • Conduct analysis and provide reports on personnel operations tempo to Government Team/Branch/Division Chiefs.
  • Provide analysis of finalized products, including Damage Assessments, Threat Assessments, and OPSEC Assessments to supported organizations
  • Monitor and disseminate all operations orders received from higher headquarters and ensure completion of all required administrative tasks and mandatory training.
  • Conduct analysis and provide recommendations to the client on the training readiness of the unit.
  • Analyze and compare unit compliance with all published training requirements, and additional requirements levied by the higher headquarters and the unit commander.
  • Provide analysis of trends within the Battalion for use in future planning and efficiency improvement. Provide recommendations for the scheduling of training events. Process requests for training for all Detachment personnel.
  • Maintain a training calendar for Government and Contractor.
  • Maintain training files for Government and Contractor personnel.
  • Analyze and report the status of required training across the detachment.
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for the coordination of resources for training and in the unit’s knowledge management processes.
  • Provide actual versus planned task expenditures, technical progress made, schedule status, travel conducted, meetings attended, issues, and recommendations.

Basic Qualifications:

Level II: Bachelor’s Degree and/or 4 years of intelligence analyst experience, at a minimum

Level III: Bachelor’s Degree and/or 8 years of intelligence analyst experience, at a minimum

Subject Matter Expert: Bachelor’s Degree and/or 10 years of experience in a related field, at a minimum

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with CI, CT, HUMINT or Technical Analysis Training AARs
  • Experience with Strategic Plans Analysis
  • Experience with Strategic Communications, Transformation, Modernization or Planning AARs
  • Experience with CONOPS, OPLANS, and OPORDS
  • Experience with SOPs and/or TTPs
  • Experience with CI, CT, HUMINT or Technical Analysis AARs
  • Experience with Conference AARs

Our Values: Everything we do at Big Sky is dictated by our values. We take them very seriously, and we're proud of this unwavering commitment.

Intellectual Curiosity: We will always be professional problem solvers and learners.
Results!: Our success is defined by the results we deliver.
Fun in Everything We Do: We spend most of our time working, and we ought to have a good time doing it.
Relationships Matter: Our relationships with each other and with our clients are the basis of trust by which we’ll succeed in business and in life.
Value Focus: We believe in providing a measurable return to everyone we touch including clients, shareholders, and employees.

Big Sky is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Forward this Position
Recipient email address (one)
Your name
Your email address
Enter a message (optional)
Human Check*
Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Location *
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, or .docx (limit 2MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
Are you willing to relocate?
What’s your citizenship / employment eligibility?
What’s your highest level of education completed?
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Desired salary
The following questions are entirely optional.
To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.

Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
  • A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
    • a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
  • A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
  • An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
  • An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Veteran status

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 1/31/2020
Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.i To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Please check one of the boxes below:

YES, I HAVE A DISABILITY (or previously had a disability)

Your Name Today's Date
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

iSection 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.