What does an Intelligence Analyst do?
As an Intelligence Analyst you will focus on a country or specific field gathering information, analyzing and making assessments and developing reports based on intelligence gathered. You may work as part of a geographically dispersed team or foreign local team. This may be work in an office environment as part of a cross functional team. You will make presentations on your findings and the information you provide will be used by leaders in the organization to business and geopolitical decisions
An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in political science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role. Language proficiency in a language other than English is essential. A background check is required before an offer can be extended. The ability to pass a maintain a clearance and the willingness to travel 20% of the time is essential.
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Intelligence Analyst Career Path
Learn how to become an Intelligence Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Intelligence Analyst Insights
“You get to meet great people along the way and leave your mark in history.”
“Upper GS levels in comparison to DOD are not respected nor looked upon in the same prestigiousness.”
“The pay is horrible for deploying as a contractor which is 33% of the time with this contract.”
“Guaranteed pay check for entire contract if you keep up your end of the deal.”
“Numerous pay issues and no written policies or breakdowns to how they are paying me or others I know on this contract.”
“There wasn't a single incompetent colleague I had to deal with and not enjoyed working with.”
“You work as a part of a highly knit team and build a family for life.”
“It shows to me that the management cares about the personal and professional development of its employees.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an intelligence analyst
When working as an intelligence analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Gathering, Critical Thinking, Views, Operating Systems and Written Communication.
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The most common qualifications to become an intelligence analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.