Social Scientist – Remote Position – ODIN (CONUS) – SECRET Clearance

Responsibilities

Peraton is seeking a Social Scientist, who is experienced working with a diverse team of linguists, analysts, and information operations (IO) planners to translate empirical research findings into operational assessments. The ability to work on a team in a collaborative environment is a requirement. This position is remote but may entail travel (<10%) to brief customers on-site.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing analytic and assessment projects evaluating the information environment (IE) for a variety of Combatant Commands (CCMDs), supported through Peraton’s Operationally Dynamic Information Network (ODIN). The candidate will support the completion of analytic and assessment reports in the form of white papers, briefs, and PowerPoint presentations. They will conduct quick-turn answers to requests for information (RFIs), leveraging a variety of capabilities (social science research, AI/ML enabled tools, and other analytic platforms).

The successful candidate must have experience with foreign policy analysis and supporting USG customers (preferably within DOD). Further, the candidate should be comfortable using data analytic tool kits and opinion research methods. This position requires a SECRET Clearance, with eligibility to obtain a TS/SCI.

Roles and responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct assessments of the information environment, applying a combination of opinion research data, intelligence, operational reporting, and social media insights.
Provide data visualization and explain quantitative analysis from Peraton’s research team / vendors. and quantitative analysis.
Contribute to design of opinion research and interpretation of findings. Examples of opinion research includes survey, flash polls, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.
Prepare status reports, assess project issues and risks, and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
Develop, refine, and coordinate assessment and collection plans for active and future series in the theater being reported in the Command and Control of the Information Environment (C2IE) system.
Create, determine resourcing, and/or coordinate with stakeholders, the collection of social, cultural, economic, political, religious, and regional identified indicators through all available sources to assess approved series in the theater.
Review studies conducted by similar organizations and determine reliability, validity and other strength factors for potential use in theater.
Create/lead innovative social science research initiatives, educate staff on proposed responsibilities, collect results from the implemented tasks, and report to senior-decision makers.
Work independently or in collaboration with social scientists within and outside the theater.

Qualifications

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Master’s degree in political science, international relations, area studies, behavioral sciences, sociology, geography, anthropology, or other related social science field
9 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree can be considered, 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters or 4 years of relevant experience with PhD
Experience working with data analytic tool kits (e.g., Babel X, Zignal Labs, Predata, Styx AI, Shadow Dragon, etc.)
Knowledge and experience in use of all Microsoft Office products
Willing and able to travel within USCENTCOM AOR
Current U.S. passport
Current DoD SECRET clearance with the eligibility to obtain a TS/SCI

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

PhD in psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral sciences, social sciences and more than 9 years of applicable experience
Understanding concepts of AI-enabled analytics (e.g., machine learning, natural language processing, LLMs, etc.) and cloud computing. Current TS/SCI clearance
Joint intelligence or operational experience with U.S. Geographical Combatant Commands
Focus on the USCENTCOM AOR and associated problem sets
Previous experience working at USCENTCOM, USSOCCENT or forward elements in that AOR
Statistical package expertise in IBM SPSS/PASW, R, STATA or MS Excel statistics
Experience with campaign / operational assessments
TS/SCI eligibility

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 – $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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