Research Analyst

Core One
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

Core One seeks experienced Research Analyst to support United States Forces Korea.  The primary responsibilities include providing support to the Commander of USFK with comprehensive Communications Strategy services that fulfill the demand for research, analysis, assessment, engagements, messaging, measures of performance (MOP), measures of effectiveness (MOE), and products.  The position is located in Seoul, South Korea.  Candidates should have a strong record of achievement in the DoD.  Previous experience with the US Government, as a staff employee or contractor is required.

- Use comprehensive understanding of Communications Strategy, journalism, international relations, and the Northeast Asia region.
- Use knowledge of international relations concepts, laws, regulations, policies and plans addressing communication methods, strategy and policy.
- Identify and propose solutions to international relations problems and issues that are characterized by their breadth, importance, and severity and for which previous studies and established techniques are frequently inadequate.
- Collaborate with management in employing change process concepts and techniques to assess organizational readiness for change, marketing organizational awareness, and team efforts to present CS ideas/concepts/plans to senior leaders.
- Use understanding of the relationship between multiple levels of international relations organization.
- Conduct collection and research of CS relevant information on all domains, analysis of the real world political-military considerations and policy decisions, and providing recommendations toward the formulation and execution of issue-specific CS plans and products.
- Conduct data collection, monitoring, and management as well as coding, storing, and segmentation of information tailored to specific Command needs.
- Monitor a variety of sources both classified and open source, and maintain situational awareness of regionally prominent think tanks and their published literature, and prepare analysis of how this information affects the CS environment.
- Provide administrative support to technical and management level personnel, general office administration, event planning, and creating/customizing off-the-shelf graphics.
- Conduct data collection, monitoring, and management as well as coding, storing, and segmentation of information tailored to specific Command needs.


- Master’s Degree or equivalent-level experience in one of the following disciplines international relations, international policy, international affairs, conflict resolution, international law, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, security studies, statistics, or in the humanities.
- One or more years of experience working in journalism, or in news gathering and dissemination organizations.
- Korean language proficiency (equivalent to or higher than a 3,3,3 level on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)).
- Minimum current Secret Clearance.
- Two years of appropriate experience in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
- One or more years of experience working in Korea.
- Political-military expertise.
- Qualitative and quantitative methods experience sufficient to assist in the design and conduct of comprehensive international relations studies.
- High degree of expertise with Microsoft Office suite of programs.

- TS/SCI clearances or higher.

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