Social Scientist – Miami, FL – USSOUTHCOM AOR – DOD TS/SCI

Data Analytics / Intelligence
Top Secret/SCI



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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Peraton is seeking a Senior Social Scientist, who is experienced working with a diverse team of linguists, analysts, and military information support operations (MISO) planners to translate empirical research findings into operational assessments. You'll be responsible for overseeing analytic and assessment projects evaluating the information environment (IE) in the US Southern Command (USSOUTCHOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Complete assessment reports in the form of briefs, PowerPoint presentations, and direct inputs into C2IE (Command and Control in the Information Environment). 


This position is based in Miam, FL.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct assessments of the information environment, applying a combination of opinion research data, intelligence, operational reporting, and social media insights.
  • Provide data visualization and explain quantitative analysis from Peraton’s research team / vendors. and quantitative analysis.
  • Contribute to design of opinion research and interpretation of findings. Examples of opinion research includes survey, flash polls, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.
  • Prepare status reports, assess project issues and risks, and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develop, refine, and coordinate assessment and collection plans for active and future series in the theater being reported in the Command and Control of the Information Environment (C2IE) system.  
  • Review studies conducted by similar organizations and determine reliability, validity and other strength factors for potential use in theater.
  • Create/lead innovative social science research initiatives, educate staff on proposed responsibilities, collect results from the implemented tasks, and report to senior-decision makers.
  • Work independently or in collaboration with social scientists within and outside the theater.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in political science, international relations, area studies, behavioral sciences, sociology, geography, anthropology, or other related social science field.
  • 8 years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s Degree, 6 years of relevant experience with a Masters or 3 years of relevant experience with PhD
  • Knowledge and experience in use of all Microsoft Office products
  • Willing and able to travel within USSOUTHCOM AOR
  • Current and Valid U.S. passport
  • The ability to work on a team in a collaborative environment
  • Current DoD TS/SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in psychology, sociology, anthropology, behavioral sciences, social sciences and more than 9 years of applicable experience
  • Understanding concepts of AI-enabled analytics and cloud computing. Current TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience working with data analytic tool kits (examples include Babel X, Zignal Labs, Predata, Styx AI, Shadow Dragon, etc.)
  • Joint intelligence or operational experience with U.S. Geographical Combatant Commands
  • Focus on the USSOUTHCOM AOR and associated problem sets
  • Previous experience working at USSOUTCHCOM, USSOCSOUTH, or forward elements in that AOR
  • Statistical package expertise in IBM SPSS/PASW, R, STATA or MS Excel statistics
  • Experience with campaign / operational assessments
  • Comfortable using data analytic tools kits, and have some experience working with opinion research vendors.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

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At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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