Lead HUMINT Collection Manager (DMS)

Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Clearance Level: Top Secret - SCI - Poly
ID: 2790
Location: District of Columbia, Washington


The Celestar Corporation has an IMMEDIATE NEED to identify a Lead HUMINT Collection Manager who will be seated in the Washington, DC area. Please review the position description below. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to apply for this challenging opportunity.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access and Polygraph; Clearance, Access, Polygraph and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 –Years)

ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE:         It's Been Awarded!
ANTICIPATED START DATE:           December 2018


  • Task Intelligence Community Requirements (ICRs) via HUMINT Online Tasking and Reporting (HOTR) or other tasking and reporting system, and perform HOTR troubleshooting.  Advocate for and focus collection. Process, prioritize, coordinate, and task collection requirements, and maintain metrics of activity relative to requirements.  Review past reporting and propose future collection capabilities on assigned topics. Produce or track collection emphasis messages (CEMs) as needed. 
  • Provide input to the integrated collection strategy, identifying pillars to focus collection against hard targets from Strategic Intelligence Plan, National Intelligence Priority Framework, National Collection HUMINT Directives, according to platform P&A.  Use collection strategy to propose Operation Directives (OD). 
  • Support OD development, coordination, tasking, review and reorientation.  Provide input to determine unit collection posture and propose collection posture statements and ODs for assigned units.  Provide input to Integrated Collection Strategies, capability statements and other products that support operational planning.  
  • Serve as the collection management conduit to the field and consumers. Coordinate collection issues, priorities, requirements, topics, and concerns among HQ, customers and field elements.  Participate in working groups, conferences, and meetings as required.
  • Represent defense HUMINT in agency, defense and national forums.  Develop and maintain analytic contacts and a high degree of subject matter expertise for assigned Area of Responsibility (AOR) or target set.
  • Provide detailed input to appropriate boards and panels, to include Asset Validation Boards or Overt Source Assessment Panels, to determine current and future viability of sources; produce source production reports and other metrics in support of panels.  Provide inputs for evaluations and other qualitative reviews.
  • Provide recommendations for collection resource placement and alignment to meet mission requirements by assessing current and future operational situations and budgetary constraints. Present trends, issues and reporting highlights to various audiences.
  • Support DO and other senior leadership with data and information to address inquiries from and provide updates to DIA senior leadership, USD(I), and Congress, regarding DCS HUMINT capability, posture, and planning to meet collection requirements.
  • Assist in the establishment and oversight of methodologies, processes and procedures, and tools for collection management.  Processes must include provision for engagement with customers and external mission partners.
  • Monitor source management, ensure source descriptions and context statements are correct, deconflict with Defense Source Registry (DSR), and review activities for counterintelligence (CI) issues.
  • Request and coordinate feedback from analysts with regards to Source Directed Requirements, finished Intelligence (FINTEL), supplemental quantitative data for evaluations, etc.  Coordinate and interface with Integrated Intelligence Centers (IICs). 
  • Provide new account support and basic training for HOTR, or other tasking and reporting system.
  • Provide Collection Management training for stationed/field personnel.
  • Coordinate tasking for HUMINT operations supporting/enabling to other intelligence elements (INT)’s.
  • Assist in developing standard operating procedures to improve collection management within DO, as needed.
  • Brief products produced in the above tasks at meetings, workshops, or other community venues for the purposes of intelligence sharing and best practices.


  • Masters Degree – Preferred Majors: Intelligence, Criminal Justice, Political Science, World/Regional History or other commensurate Majors; a Bachelor Degree might be considered in lieu of a Masters Degree
  • Minimum of Three (3) Years in an All-Source Analytic, HUMINT Collection or HUMINT collection support role in the Intelligence Community
  • Former CIA Case Officer or Chief of Station – Highly Desired
  • Field Tradecraft or Operational Tradecraft Course – Highly Desired
  • DIA Intelligence Collection Managers Course  – Highly Desired
  • Must possess an in-depth understanding of the collection environment and resources to effectively manage unit collection
  • Must be able to maintain cognizance of all DoD HUMINT system capabilities, limitations and reporting from supported collection platforms
  • Possess knowledge of HUMINT Operational Tradecraft, Collection Processes, the HUMINT Operational Cycle and the Intelligence Cycle
  • Have the technical skills, knowledge, and experience to accomplish the work with minimal oversight
  • Possess the ability to: 1) effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English, 2) clearly and concisely express multifaceted concepts, and 3) develop ideas in a logical sequence leading to a validated conclusion
  • Have working knowledge and experience with the basic personal computer, Windows Operating System, and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Best Athlete Selection Process! Please ensure that the required and/or desired experience is reflected on your resume to receive fair and competitive consideration.

Come onboard with a company that Values its Employees!
Celestar, a Veteran Owned Company, is Very Competitive with Salaries and Benefits. As an example, we offer Company Paid Benefits that include Employee and Family Dental Insurance and Employee Health Insurance. We also offer a 401k retirement company match, paid Holidays and Personal Time Off!

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Minimum physical demands for on task positions: Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.
Team Members on Task (CONUS only, minimal or no job-related travel):
• Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Office Type Environment with Temperature Control. May be exposed to chemicals related to office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. General office environment.
Team Members on task (CONUS and OCONUS assignments, some travel):
• Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone must be physically able to live in austere conditions during off duty time that may include extremes in temperature, noise, and must not have any medical conditions that require access to uninterrupted power sources.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone will be subject to hazardous conditions which may require them to wear a kevlar helmet, individual body armor and/or wear a gas mask for extended periods of time.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Celestar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to providing equal opportunity for all applicants or employees on the basis of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you should have difficulty accessing our online application, please call us during normal working hours for immediate assistance @ (813)-627-9069

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