• Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3096

Title: Senior Targeter 
Location: McLean, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

The Customer within a technical and transnational mission center is seeking technical targeting assistance with directing multiple technology-focused initiatives.  These efforts will advance collection operations against high-priority technology goals for the Customer.  The candidate will utilize all-sources, Intelligence Community databases, and cross-community relationships to develop an integrated approach to targeting emerging technology information gaps in support of Customer requirements.  Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Support Targeting Branch Chief, Senior Targeters, and Program Coordinators and partner closely with Customer and other IC stakeholders to maintain awareness of operational needs across four priority technology topics. 
  • Drive the development of clandestine operations, liaison relationships, and private sector/academic engagement through all-source and technical targeting to address mission priorities. 
  • Work closely with Branch, Senior Targeters, and Program Coordinators to collaborate across IC partners to harness cross-IC coordination in addition to cross-Agency collaboration and synchronization. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated experience using the full suite of targeting and enterprise data analytic tools for technical analysis and targeting. 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to varying audiences. 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and record of collaborating across Customer mission partners on analytic production, targeting packages, and/or collection requirements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to understand stakeholder needs, apply targeting expertise, and propose creative solutions to complex problems. 
  • Ability to work within small teams, brainstorm ideas, support group decisions, and solicit opinions from co-workers. 
  • Demonstrated self-starter in situations of ambiguity; ability to clearly define and articulate mission objectives with direction through completion. 
  • Experience with Customer’s cable databases. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Academic or professional experience working on topics related to emerging technologies. 


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