SME - Intelligence Targeting Analyst

Job Locations US-NC-Fort Bragg
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI


Illuminate Mission Solutions seeks exceptionally qualified individuals to serve as Targeting (TGT) SMEs. TGT SME’s support and engage in the target development process in deployed environments in support of Intelligence collection, CT, and counter proliferation.

Intelligence SMEs shall possess SME-level skill-sets in the specific intelligence disciplines with demonstrated experience and results to include knowledge of training requirements, mission requirements, with the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with USSOCOM senior leadership and customers. Subject matter expertise is necessary to assist the USSOCOM staff and subordinate or associated organizations to identify and assist in the development of prudent courses of action (COAs), recommend priorities, train members of the team, and employ technical knowledge for the long-term benefit to USSOCOM operations.


In-depth analytic skills to identify, assess, and report on enemy capabilities and tactics in support of target development and the production of all-source strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence analysis. ITA SMEs shall enable the F3EAD targeting cycle and drive Intelligence collection efforts to further support target development and production.



  • Minimum of ten (10) years analytical experience within DoD or equivalent Government agencies required, with five (5) years at the operational level.
  • Shall be highly proficient in utilizing current intelligence related automation, applications, tools, and databases to support analytical efforts and product development.
  • Shall possess strong briefing skills.
  • Strong background and firsthand experience is required in the following analytical areas: Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE), data at rest Regional Analysis, Geo-Political Analysis, HUMINT/SIGINT Analysis, and Collection Management.
  • Must have ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Must have ability to work as a part of a team to identify trends and information of value within data-at-rest to drive reporting and production to alert decision-makers of new developments and to meet specific customer requirements.
  • Acute knowledge of SOF and or CT intelligence experience is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of three (3) years targeting experience within previous five (5) years or equivalent operational support experience within SOF related communities required.
  • Shall have advanced HVI/Network targeting methodology knowledge/ understanding, nodal analysis, and ability to fully utilize the F3EAD targeting process.
  • Shall be highly proficient in utilizing computer applications and intelligence related automation to support target development, analytical efforts and product development.
  • Shall possess excellent briefing skills and experienced in directing subordinate analysts in the accomplishment of intelligence products and assessments.
  • Expert knowledge of targeting applications and all aspects of HVl/network targeting including methodologies and systems
  • Comprehensive background and firsthand experience in the following analytical areas: CT, Regional Analysis, Geo-Political Analysis, HUMINT/SIGINT/GEOINT Analysis and Collection Management.
  • Expert knowledge of SOF and or CT intelligence experience is required.
  • Current Top Secret clearance and SCI eligible.
  • Must possess a valid US passport
  • Must be able to pass all pre-deployment requirements including a medical, dental, psychological, background, credit, and security screens as deemed necessary to be considered deployable.
  • Must be able to obtain all required immunizations deemed necessary by the contract.


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