Counterintelligence (CI) Referent

Cherokee Nation Businesses


Counterintelligence Referent

  • This position requires an active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph clearance***

A Counterintelligence Referent gathers, analyzes, and disseminates intelligence to detect and counter potential threats to national security. They collaborate with intelligence agencies and law enforcement to investigate espionage, sabotage, and other activities that jeopardize the country's interests. Through research, analysis, and coordination with foreign partners, they identify patterns, vulnerabilities, and emerging threats, providing actionable intelligence and recommendations to protect against hostile intelligence activities and maintain national security.

Compensation & Benefits: 

Pay commensurate with experience.

Full time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other possible benefits as provided. Benefits are subject to change with or without notice.

Counterintelligence Referent Responsibilities Include: 

  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity, technical expertise, and strong interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Establish and maintain extensive professional networks across the Intelligence Community and government.
  • Preferred candidates possess curiosity, investigative skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving, delivering effective solutions.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge and expertise in operations, and intelligence priorities to offer strategic guidance and manage operational cases.
  • Assist program management across various customer activities, including both traditional operations and specialized initiatives.
  • Resolve intricate operational challenges by identifying innovative technical tools and capabilities, leveraging the resources of the Intelligence Community to meet operational requirements.
  • Conduct unbiased evaluations of ongoing and potential operations, serving as a crucial liaison between field personnel and the Intelligence Community.
  • Conduct comprehensive all-source intelligence research, risk analysis, and report writing; develop operational concepts; engage stakeholders; and prepare and present reports to management at all levels.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Counterintelligence Referent Experience, Education, Skills, Abilities requested:

  • Active TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph
  • Twenty (20) years’ of experience of related experience, preferably with the Client
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Analyze foreign adversaries' intelligence capabilities, cyber threats, and HUMINT operations.
  • Knowledge of Insider Threat programs.
  • Strong briefing, writing, and teamwork skills with minimal supervision.
  • Regional and/or functional expertise in a specific geographic area.
  • Effective communication with customer managers at all levels.
  • Familiarity with Organizational Design, Business Design, and Design Thinking.
  • Maintain professionalism in a commercial environment.
  • Expertly plan and facilitate commercial design and planning activities.
  • Foreign field experience from at least one overseas tour or extensive overseas TDY experience
  • Experience in Intelligence Operations / Analysis / Support to Field Operations
  • Must pass pre-employment qualifications of Cherokee Federal

Company Information:

Cherokee Preting provides support, services, and solutions to federal and commercial customers. The company takes a personalized approach to solving our clients' toughest challenges, helping you make the most of your skills. Cherokee Preting is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies. For more information, visit

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