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Socio-Cultural Analyst

Quantico, VA
Position Type: This position will be contingent on contract award
Clearance Required: Active Secret

Desired Experience - Minimum 12 years of experience related to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.
Desired Education - Minimum Master’s degree in an area related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; or have Bachelor’s degree related to the labor category from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and an additional 5 years of related senior experience, for a total of 17 years, as a substitute to the Master’s degree.
Conduct All-Source analytic production of standard and non-standard human geography (HG) as defined by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to be a major field of geography that is centrally concerned with the ways in which place, space, and environment are both the condition of and the consequence of human activities and human characterization.
Analysis includes, but not limited, to religious, linguistic, ethnic, social, tribal, and occupational domains with respect to geography and resources to characterize the dynamics of groups of people worldwide.
Incorporates expertise sociology, cultural anthropology, demography, psychology, geography, economics, and political science.
Provide subject matter expertise in situational awareness, intelligence production and analysis for/on to countries of interest determined by the Government.
Collaborate with Intelligence Community (IC) Agencies and Open Source Libraries to identify and acquire information/sources required concerning the analytic process to create and exploit human geography datasets such as cultural, socio-economic, population, political, historical and religious activities, terrain, land cover and soil data.
Identify, obtain, and exploit all available unique geospatial datasets from all available sources in community interoperable formats and inform the process for organizing the information in viable databases.
Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and user guides including Production Process Flow line; Source Selection, Evaluation and Preparation; HG Production Methodology/Data Processing; HG Schemas/Templates/Metadata; Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Criteria and Process; HG Data/Product Outputs; HG Data/Product Dissemination/Archive/ Feedback/ Management, for Human Geography modeling for common Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) software platforms to include briefing the conceptual or theoretical underpinning for each model and the intended benefits of the model.
ability to exploit necessary data sources and user controlled individual variables/indicators to enable users to produce specific data set in their own exploitation environment.
Provide subject matter expertise to determine appropriate datasets and recommendation on weighting factors for various variable/indicators.
Develop educational seminars for onsite personnel and an online tutorial on the modeling capability of the Situational Awareness Tools (SAT)  using the SOPs, to include the conceptual and theoretical basis of the models for MCIA Geospatial Intelligence Science and Analysis Division (GSD) staff and mission partners.
Develop a series of use case documents to educate the end-user of the variables involved in running the models with different datasets and indicators and consuming the results in various common software packages.
Develop new models or modify current models as required, while also developing additional best practice methods for exposing and/or optimizing existing results via Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant web services.
Models shall include but are not limited to vehicle mobility analysis; terrain analysis; economic counter narcotics; counter terrorism; hydrology; littoral; climatology; land use change; climate change; urbanization; natural disasters; societal vulnerability; ethnicity and tribal characterization; environmental-food-water security, atrocities and violence, wired and wireless spectrum, population vulnerability and other areas in the domain of human geography.
Develop methods for analyzing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) model results while also creating accuracy metrics to the results of SATs.
Deliver relevant and timely Human Geography data, information, models and tools that enable integration within the multi-intelligence environment.
Maintain community awareness to inform and develop unique uses for artificial intelligence, automation, and augmentation technologies (AAA) for human geography exploitation.
Access to data services that can contribute to the enhancement of the human environment.
Candidate needs to demonstrate experience with Human Geography data layers, Situation Awareness Tool (SAT) models, weighting factors, and geospatial software utilized to create the SAT tools and models which are fundamental efforts of MCIA’s Human Geography program.
This full-time position is Monday through Friday and operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Limited travel may be required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

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