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Senior Socio-Cultural Analyst (SCA)

Employer
Morgan 6 LLC
Location
Tampa, Florida
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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Morgan 6 is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field based in Charleston, SC. Our mission is to expertly apply state of the art technology to improve the lives of Warriors - past, present, and future. Our core solutions include Software Engineering and Agile Software Development, DevSecOps, IT Support and Planning, Digital Transformation, and National Security Services for support to Special Operations and the Intelligence Community. Most importantly, we are and we support Warriors First!

We are looking for self-starting passionate individuals who; value teamwork, demonstrate integrity and honesty, are innovative, and strive to perform quality work.

Position: We're looking for a Senior Socio-Cultural Analyst (SCA) for a position in USSOCOM's Pattern Analysis Section (PAS).

Responsibilities:
  • Provide socio-cultural overview for specified Areas of Interest (AOI) and provide detailed analysis of populations and their relationships with Violent Extremist Organizations (VEOs), Transnational Crime Organizations (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 Courses 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 Commander and/or designated staff 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.
  • Upon request, brief SOCOM/TSOC leadership, staff, visitors, and SOF on socio-cultural matters respective to the AOR/AOI.

Requirements:
  • 10 years' SCA experience
  • Graduate-level degree (MA/MS) in a social science discipline or 5+ years on a PAS or HQ 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
  • 2 years' experience working in a multi-skilled team environment collaborating on the production of intelligence analysis
  • Intermediate level certification on ArcGIS, analysts have a working knowledge and skills necessary to process GIS data and conduct spatial analysis, suitability analysis and create maps.
  • 3 years' experience using Anthro Mapper
  • Current Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Must have valid US Passport

Why Should You Apply?
  • Engaging Work
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Team environment and culture
  • Your skills and talent make a difference! Your commitment can help grow a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Location:

This position is located in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; additional options in Stuttgart, Germany; and Camp Smith, Hawaii.

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a Federal Contractor, Morgan 6 is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security. As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, Morgan 6 will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated before their start date.

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