The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http://www.nro.gov
NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current GS/ GG-14 or equivalent federal civilian government employees for this position.
SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
As a INVESTIGATOR (COUNTERINTELLIGENCE) you will be responsible for the following duties:
Performs a full range of investigative actions, policy development, and/or analytical functions, which may result in organizational decisions involving civil actions of personnel supporting the NRO recommending administrative or policy changes.
Supports the NRO Counterintelligence (CU) staff responsible for multidisciplinary CI support to the NRO.
Manages the implementation of a broad array of counterintelligence (CI) projects and services to thwart clandestine activities by foreign intelligence entities to target critical technologies, acquisitions, operations, and processes within the assigned region of responsibility.
Integrates local and regional CI requirements for NRO and industrial locations with program manager, local program security manager, and the HQ CID.
Provides CI oversight to a variety of government and contractor personnel to implement national and regionally tailored program methodologies and goals.
Collects specific CI information utilized in area multi-disciplinary site threat assessments, which provide support to antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP) efforts and incorporates into research, development and acquisition (RDA) plans for critical assets, technologies, facilities, and programs.
Represents the HQ CID at regional interagency for CI working groups addressing a broad array of CI issues.
Coordinates complex CI concerns, to include supply chain risk management (SCRM), cyber treats, criminal violations such as espionage, terrorism, insider threat, and compromise of classified material with HQ CID and appropriate investigative or law enforcement agencies.
Performs investigative and interviewing duties; independently plans, organizes, and conducts extremely difficult complex inquiries of alleged suspected foreign intelligence or terrorist activity, sabotages, or violations of U.S. laws, and/or as related to potential foreign intelligence and/or terrorist activities directed against organizational resources, and matters of the highest national priority.
Represents the Counterespionage Branch Chief at field and regional sites and liaises with senior officials for the IC, law enforcement communities, and government and contractor security officers.
Develops, prepares, and reviews regional CI policy plans, procedures, and directives.
Occasional travel - May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US citizen
Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
This is a Drug Testing designated position
Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
TOUR OF DUTY:
PCS (Permanent Change of Station):
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA):
This position is NOT telework eligible
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING:
Required to be a graduate of FLETC, FBI National Academy at Quantico or equivalent
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:
For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
FOR CURRENT FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES APPLYING:
This position is a Senior level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior level positions include GG-14. The NRO is accepting applications from federal civilian government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/GG-14, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.
This position has a Basic Requirement for the Investigator (Counterintelligence): Required to be a Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the FBI National Academy at Quantico or equivalent
- NOTE: Failure to provide Federal Law Enforcement training certificate will result in you being rated ineligible for this position .
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/general-inspection-investigation-enforcement-and-compliance-series-1801/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized
experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 05/01/2019
Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
1. Applies federal laws, Intelligence Community (IC) guidance, and DoD regulations and procedures to Counterintelligence (CI) collections, investigations, interviewing techniques and operations.
2. Utilizes Counterintelligence to evaluate adversary (i.e., foreign intelligence entities, NGOs, insider threat, and terrorist/HVE) methods of operation, targeting activities, and intent.
3. Knowledge of the IC, CI organizations, Federal, State and Local law enforcement elements to include their authorities, roles, responsibilities, jurisdictions, functions, and relationships
4. Manages CI services to support research, development, and acquisition (e.g. SCRM, CFIUS, financial management functions, acquisition lifecycle, and contracting functions), for the protection of critical infrastructure and the associated critical national assets.
5. Analyzed cyber threats and vulnerabilities, utilizing the applicable laws, regulations, policies and ethics as related to cybersecurity, privacy, and impacts.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Organizational Awareness
3. Vulnerabilities Assessment and Management
4. Program Security
5. Information Analysis
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.
This position is a Senior level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior level positions include GG-14 . The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and federal civilian government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/ GG-14 , or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.
VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Please review the Required Supporting documents at the following Link: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Candidate selected for this position is required to be a Graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the FBI National Academy at Quantico or equivalent
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
For additional information see:
What to include in your resume.
2. Federal Law Enforcement Training
This position requires applicant be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the FBI National Academy at Quantico or equivalent, so you are required to submit a copy of your certification.
Failure to submit certification will rate you ineligible for this position
Current federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
4. Veteran's Documents
If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753
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