Research Analyst

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Research Analyst


PAE provides a range of Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Commercial analytic and operational support, risk analysis, analytic outreach, red teaming, and event support services. We pride ourselves in developing creative, customized, and flexible approaches that meet our clients’ evolving and dynamic needs.

PAE is seeking a Research Analyst.  He/she shall provide support to NCSC security missions, with emphasis on personnel security, assist in policy research to support national policies and decision-making, and directly coordinate with colleagues and senior level government personnel on the status of various tasks/initiatives.  Responsibilities and duties listed below are not mutually exclusive.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Broad experience with the legislation, history, policy issues, and practical challenges facing security clearance reform initiatives in the nation security environment.
  • Extensive experience in collaboration and consensus building across government organizations and industry.
  • Assist with research, analysis, review, revision, and coordination of ICD’s (personnel security, information security, including cyber security, physical/technical security and industrial security). 
  • He/she shall report daily issues and strategic topics impacted by ODNI security policies and specific areas of security interests.
  • He/she shall attend working groups to record issues recommend solutions relative to research topics and implementation issues.
  • “Assist with the development of ICD’s and the appropriateness of “equivalent” security measures and assist with establishing an IC-wide security outreach program for both government and industry to include personnel security.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Applicable degree(s): Counterintelligence, Insider Threat, Government, Logistics, Politics, Political Science, or Security (any field).
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience supporting IC elements. These seven (7) years of experience may be concurrent with requisite years of experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience supporting IC Security elements, supporting security policy and program development.  These three (3) years of experience may be concurrent with requisite years of experience.
  • Familiarity with the IC and its components, as well as its missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with appropriate Security Regulations and Policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with senior leaders from inside and outside the USG, and to coordinate, network, and communicate across the IC.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.



PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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Salary Range
$44,000.00 - 82,000.00
per Year
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Bethesda, MD 20814, US
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