Desk Officer

AEVEX Aerospace
Washington, DC
Added: April 18, 2024

Matrix International, Inc. is seeking mission oriented, experienced candidates for the position of Desk Officer in Northern Virginia. The position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance and Polygraph. The position requires an extensive knowledge of the Intelligence Community (IC) and its objectives, and preference will be given to candidates with experience managing or supporting Human Intelligence (HUMINT) operations or conducting all-source intelligence analysis. Candidates will be expected to work effectively in team environments as well as independently with minimal supervision and will professionally and effectively interact with client personnel at all levels.

The primary function of a Desk Officer is to support operational elements by providing research and analysis to meet the client's intelligence collection requirements. Desk Officers will use client-specific databases to conduct all source intelligence research, identify leads, provide operational guidance, and compile reports in support of operations. Desk Officers will serve as the primary point of contract for an overseas office and/or be responsible for a collection of ongoing intelligence cases. Desk Officers will also provide thorough and knowledgeable briefings on analysis and relevant subject matter to client management.

Daily activities are wide-ranging and include: conducting in-depth research and delivering written all-source assessments; providing briefings on cases to mid- and senior-level client management; providing operational guidance for ongoing cases; ensuring counterintelligence (CI) issues are identified and mitigated; weighing the risks and benefits of various courses of action and making recommendations; coordinating legal and policy issues affecting overseas offices and/or cases; providing administrative assistance in support of overseas offices and/or personnel; and more.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience supporting HUMINT operations or a related field
  • Experience in intelligence research and analysis
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, high attention to detail, and sound operational judgement
  • Strong organizational, writing, and briefing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance and Polygraph

Preferred Requirements

  • Client certification as a Staff Operations Officer (SOO) or Specialized Skills Officer (SSO)
  • Experience using client-specific databases to monitor traffic and communicate with overseas offices
  • Overseas experience supporting operations including in high threat areas
  • Foreign language skills

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace

AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company's capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AEVEX Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, physical disability, mental disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.