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Intelligence Specialists are a key component of NCIS and are skilled subject matter or regional experts who examine and evaluate information from a wide variety of classified and unclassified sources to help identify and neutralize threats to Department of the Navy (DON) personnel and assets around the world. Working with the Multiple Threat Alert Center (MTAC) at NCIS Headquarters and various NCIS Field Offices across the country and around the globe, NCIS Intelligence Specialists utilize their specialized knowledge and expertise to identify and track ever evolving criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. 

NCIS Intelligence Specialists collect and assess intelligence from a number of sources, such as national databases, domestic/foreign media publications, and contacts with peers in other intelligence and law enforcement agencies. They produce intelligence reports, brief senior DON leaders, and closely coordinate and support NCIS counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigations and operations.

Why Should You Be an NCIS Intelligence Specialist?

  • NCIS Intelligence Specialists play a vital role in the agency's mission to protect naval assets, fight terrorism and reduce crime.  
  • NCIS Intelligence Specialists gain broad analytic experience supporting NCIS operations and investigations, and collaborating with external agencies and counterparts.
  • World travel and life abroad - in locations such as Italy, Japan, England, and Bahrain.
  • NCIS is an ideal place to pursue specialties such as cyber investigations, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and general crimes.
  • NCIS Intelligence Specialists receive numerous career broadening opportunities to include Joint Duty and liaison assignments, and task force positions.    
  • NCIS provides extensive training from across the Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community to include opportunities with Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), the National Intelligence University (NIU), Intelligence Community Advanced Analyst Program (ICAAP), and the Navigation Leadership Development Program (NLDP).
  • NCIS Intelligence Specialists receive competitive salaries and benefits.

Are You Qualified to be an NCIS Intelligence Specialist?

  • You must have an accredited baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience.
  • You must be a U.S.-born or naturalized U.S. citizen.
  • You must pass a background check and obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply analytical and tradecraft fundamentals.
  • Must possess the ability to gain familiarity with and understand analytic specialty areas including cyber, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal intelligence.
  • Must possess the ability to independently research and produce analytic products.
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.

 *Other qualifications may vary based on grade and position.


NCIS will provide career-long training in multiple intelligence disciplines.

For more information about intelligence positions within NCIS, contact MTAC_CAREER_OPPORTUNITIES@ncis.navy.mil for additional information.