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Strategic Debriefer

Location: DOE Headquarters, Washington D.C. Metro Area

Clearance: Active DOE Q & SCI Access

Security Requirements: Personnel are required to possess an active Department of Energy Q security clearance and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access authorization in order to perform work under the contract.


Experience: Individual must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in human intelligence (HUMINT) collection preferably focused on counterintelligence (CI) and foreign intelligence (FI) reporting. Individual must have demonstrated evidence of excellent, strategic-level debriefing and intelligence report writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with individuals at all levels often under the pressure of fast breaking, ambiguous situations. Must have strong leadership and personal initiative and well developed time management and multitasking skills. The ideal candidate will have: multiple successful tours conducting HUMINT collection on intelligence issues central to the Department’s mission such as advanced science and technology, commercial or military nuclear technology, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation/counterproliferation, energy and energy security, and cyber security. 


Education: Position requires the individual to have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college preferably in a field related to geopolitical/ national security studies, science, engineering, English, foreign languages, or social sciences.  A Master’s Degree in similar fields is desirable.  Additionally, the candidate must have formal HUMINT collector training from at least one of the following courses (or its equivalent):  The Defense Strategic Debriefing Course (DSDC); Advanced Military Source Operations Course (AMSOC); Advanced Source Operations Course (ASOC); Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course (DATC); Joint Military Attaché School (JMAS); Field Tradecraft Course (FTC); or any other official U.S. Government or Military HUMINT training course providing certification for overt collection equivalent to Military Source Operations Category 3 or higher.


Duties: Serves as a Strategic Debriefer planning and executing overt HUMINT collection operations in support of Department and Intelligence Community (IC) collection requirements.  The Strategic Debriefer will disseminate the reporting generated from those operations in accordance with all relevant policy, regulations, and laws.  Specific duties and functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan and execute intelligence debriefings of overt HUMINT sources directly responding to assigned collection requirements.
  • Draft and disseminate high quality intelligence reports in a timely fashion.
  • Provide timely responses to consumer requests for information (RFI), source directed requirements (SDRs), collection management taskers, etc.
  • Maintain detailed operational records to assist in source validation processes.
  • Recognize foreign intelligence service modus operandi and potential CI issues and report that information.
  • Adhere to all applicable U.S. HUMINT collection regulations, policies, laws, and standards.
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