OSINT Tradecraft Methodologist

Mission Essential

  • Full Time

Position: OSINT Tradecraft Methodologist

Location: Molesworth, UK

Clearance: TS/SCI

Job Description:

Mission Essential is seeing an OSINT Tradecraft Methodologist to support a dynamic contract in the UK! This position will support the AFRICOM division. Duties include but are not limited to:

• Analyzing and evaluating OSINT and Publicly Available Information (PAI) tradecraft and tools.

• Document OSINT and PAI tradecraft, to include tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), for collection, processing, exploiting, disseminating, and integrating PAI across multiple intelligence disciplines and systems.

• Work intimately with the OSINT collectors to help identify methods, tools, and best practices to improve collection processes for AFRICOM entities with an emphasis on advanced collection, including command line tools.

• Serve as the OSINT Subject Matter Expert who will assist and train other OSINT collectors

• Provide PAI subject matter expertise to AFRICOM collectors and analysts and provide support to external U.S. and foreign partner engagements.

• Develop a portfolio of Data Assessment Report products and OSINT products such as methodology notes and training slides, to further develop AFRICOM OSINT collection capabilities.

• Manage access to data sets, tool subscriptions, and associated purchases to maintain capabilities for the collection team.


• 4+ years of experience with OSINT

• Experience evaluating TTPs to collect PAI, and identifying, testing, and documenting methodologies to overcome technical or behavioral roadblocks for PAI collection

• Experience with IC analytical writing standards and product publications, employing a variety of OSINT or PAI tools, and evaluating data sets or tools to support USAFRICOM use cases

• Knowledge of advanced research methodologies and OPSEC risks associated with PAI collection

• Ability to distill complex technical topics into usable tradecraft for collectors

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, brief client leadership and colleagues on methodology development and TTPs, and provide tailored content to foreign partners

• TS/SCI clearance

• HS diploma or GED

• Completion of DoD-approved or Commercial Vendor OSINT Methodology Training such as CASO, SANS 497, or MacAfee Certification

• Active passport with at least 6 months validity for the purposes of visa applications

Desired Skills:

• Experience writing OSINT reports and common intelligence reporting methods

• Experience with the AFRICOM area of responsibility

• Experience conducting OSINT research and collection in different languages

• Knowledge of using Microsoft Office Suite

• Completion of Government-provided or commercially available OSINT Courses

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