Apprentice Geolocation Operator - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Fort Gordon
United States


SAIC is seeking Apprentice Geolocation Operators to provide intelligence support for contingency operations, battle staff and operational-level planning, joint and multi-lateral training exercises, and strategic engagement policy throughout the Areas of Operational Responsibility (AOR) and Areas of Interest (AOI) to include analysis and research for industry, infrastructure, technology, country, geographic area, biographic and targeted vulnerability. Monitors and analyzes all strategic and operational aspects of political, military, and economic developments for the countries in the AORs and AOIs. Assesses future and on-going political-military developments, military capabilities and doctrine, weapons acquisitions, and employment of military forces within each country (including the U.S.). Researches, authors, and coordinates threat assessments to support the Commander and the senior leadership as well. May focus on domestic as well as international threats. Considered to be a recognized authority in this area of expertise. Intelligence analysis may include; IMINT, SIGINT, ELINT, HUMINT, or MASINT. Develops and maintains analytical procedures to meet changing requirements and ensure maximum operations. May support development and analysis of intelligence products. Presents analysis or products to customers. May support policy and procedures development for agency, interagency, or community wide support. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. Work is reviewed by management to measure whether objectives have been met. PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives. FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Demonstrates good judment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. IMPACT: Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources. LIASON: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.


The Level I Apprentice Operator shall possess the following capabilities:

Two (2) years of operational experience, within the last five (S) years with NSA, a Service Cryptologic Element, or another government intelligence agency (as a government employee or as a contractor) in the following:                                           

Minimally Acceptable:               

Must have a current/active TS/SCI with Polygraph. If needed, the candidate must be willing to take and pass the necessary polygraph required.


1. Experience conducting RF collection and/or Direction Finding operations                                

Successful completion of a sixty (60) day certification program is required upon initial assignment for continued retention.                                     

Desired Qualifications


Certification in active geolocation techniques via training programs conducted by NSA, a service component, or another US Government Agency to include the technologies below is highly desired:

•Global System Mobile (GSM) Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)

•COMA 2000 Evolution - Data only (EVDO)

•Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standard 802.11 Wireless Fidelity (WiFi)

•Universal Mobile Telecommunications Systems (UMTS)

• Real-time RF COMINT Collection (Airborne, Space borne, Terrestrial, NTM)     

• Manual, automatic, and/or synthetic Time/Frequency Difference of Arrival (T/FDOA) geolocation operations of COMINT emitters

• Multi-aperture Direction Finding

•The following certifications are highly desired:

• NSAG Geolocation Qualifications Course or

• SCE Collection Operator Certification

• USAF Tactical Support Operator (TSO) Certification