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Analytic Tradecraft Specialist

Analytic Tradecraft Specialist

Location: Vienna, VA

Department: Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Type: Full-Time

Minimum Experience: Experienced 

Security Clearance Level: Ability to successfully pass a thorough background investigation 

*The clearance level stated above must be met for consideration for this specific opportunity. Unfortunately, FTC is unable to sponsor at this time.

Military Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!


Favor TechConsulting, LLC (FTC) is seeking a talented Analytic Tradecraft Specialist with extensive Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) experience.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: 

  • Document and analyze how organizations use structured techniques and methods to improve their analysis / evaluate the effectiveness and impact of various methods
  • Develop mature, actionable recommendations for practical improvements based on shortfalls
  • Apply understanding of unique environment and common issues to formulate guidance for incremental improvement in integrating tradecraft standards into the current workflow without suggesting major changes of new technology
  • Review change recommendations from data scientists and software developers to ensure tradecraft transparency throughout the new workflow
  • Recommend changes in workflow based on Stochastic Processes and model generated output to incorporate and improve the use of validated structured techniques and advanced analytic methods where consistent with organizational requirements
  • Support leaders in understanding and incorporating new workflow analytic practices and analytic tradecraft standard outcomes; assist in updating training to reflect new workflows and practices.
  • Monitor and document legacy and modernized workflows’ effectiveness in implementing analytic concepts underpinning the tradecraft standards
  • Identify new workflow portions where analysts continue to struggle with analytic process meant to implement tradecraft standards
  • Keep leadership apprised of progress, lessons learned, and new training requirements
  • Routinely share successes and lessons learned with peers to improve effectiveness

Required Minimum Qualification: 

  • Credentialed subject matter expert or recognized specialist in relevant field.
  • B.S/M.S. degree and 8 years of experience OR specialized training and 10 years of experience. 
  • Demonstrated work, research or educational experience in a field relevant to tradecraft methodology and/or intelligence analysis
  • Successful workflow analysis, process improvement, and organizational change management in a military and intelligence environment
  • Familiarity with ICD 203 and applying tradecraft standards recommendations
  • Strong verbal presentation and writing skills, including the demonstrated ability to write clear and concise textual products
  • Ability to contribute as part of a cross-discipline team in a collaborative work environment
  • Clear leadership skills to direct efforts when working with dynamic, diverse groups

 Additional Information:

U.S Citizenship is required for this specific opportunity and all selected applicants will be subject to a government security investigation.  This includes but not limited to; meeting the eligibility requirements for access to classified information and the ability to obtain a government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation including, but not limited to; criminal history, employment verification, education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.

Favor TechConsulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

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