Aug 30, 2019

Counterintelligence Specialist (OCONUS)

  • SSI Group
  • Baghdad or Erbil, Iraq
Full-Time Defense Government Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

SSI is an 8(m) economically disadvantaged woman owned small business (EDWOSB), providing cleared professionals and solutions for the Department of Defense, Department of State, Special Operations, and Intelligence Community. SSI provides instructors, cultural advisors, linguists, interpreters, translators, subject matter experts, advisors, mentors, role players, training support specialists, training delivery officers, intelligence analysts, counterintelligence (CI) specialists, technical support, field technicians, security professionals, logistics specialists, operations coordinators, budget specialists, administrative support specialists, emergency medical technicians (EMT), exercise controllers (EXCON), mission managers, project managers, program managers for a wide variety of mission critical requirements.

This position will be stationed in Baghdad or Erbil, Iraq.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities/Description:

  • Provides vetting-related services
  • Conducts screenings on various individuals with either access to Chief of Mission facilities or who are hired into a position that allows them knowledge of Chief of Mission operations
  • Interviews walk-in sources, conducts liaisons, supports security/operational, security/force protection programs and produces timely written reports and assessments
  • Provides direct support to the Regional Security Office (RSO) as appropriate, which frees RSO assets for other duties
  • Provides routine and recurring support to RSO, CI and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) activities from fixed and secure locations (defined facilities and properties)
  • RSO conducts activities such as debriefing of personnel, intelligence liaison with other
  • U.S. Government and host country agencies, support to operational security awareness programs, CI/security assessments, screening of Locally Employed Staff (LES screening), initial handling of walk-in sources, CI support to force protection, intelligence report writing/quality control, and can support other operations within the scope of this statement of work
  • Provide administrative support related to specific areas of assignment


Minimum Education/ Experience:

  • Must have a current Top Secret security clearance
  • Four (4) years' experience as trained counterintelligence agents (i.e., former MOS 35L/M, 351L/M, 35E, or DOD civilian/joint service equivalents)
  • Must have knowledge of Army/Joint counterintelligence procedures, data processing systems such as CHIMs, and SIPRNET search engines
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups from various levels and backgrounds.
  • Must be in good physical condition with no health deficiencies, either temporary or long- lasting, that would impair performance of duties



  • Knowledge of the Arabic language and culture is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Iraqi culture, traditions, and customs is highly desirable
  • Having worked in a high-threat environment and experience with U.S. Department of State security operations are strongly preferred.



Mid Atlantic Professionals Inc., DBA/SSI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all associates without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, sex, age, national origin, or physical disability. The Company is committed to provide reasonable accommodation (including making change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternative format) to qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for a job or to perform a job. To request reasonable accommodation please contact HR Department at or 301-540-8864.



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