This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position.
As a INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
Serve as an all source intelligence analyst providing support to customers within an assigned Area of Responsibility or against a specific threat problem set.
Understanding of the political, social and economic situation in the assigned area of responsibility (AOR), incumbent will place particular emphasis on the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other improvised threats used by threat groups.
Perform all-source research and analysis, either from prior military or civilian experience and/or a solid knowledge of all-source intelligence analysis.
Maintain a firm understanding of the intelligence cycle: Tasking, Processing, Production, Exploitation, and Dissemination.
Respond to a wide range of requests for intelligence and background information from a diverse customer base to include Director, the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO).
Possess a comprehensive awareness of regional dynamics to include a working knowledge of VEOs and other non-state acotrs use of improvised threats.
Familiar with the structure, goals and operating procedures of terrorist and insurgent groups in assigned AOR.
Responsible for the routine publication of comprehensive in depth information papers highlighting issues of key importance to JIDO planners and decision makers.
Submit abbreviated intelligence articles on a daily basis to Director, JIDO and Staff in support of Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR's).
Scan electronic intelligence databases for relevant information of regional interest.
Research manual and automated databases, compiles and analyzes relevant information, and develops assessments of specific intelligence issues.
Manipulate intelligence data and delivers comprehensive briefings.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US citizen
Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
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
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information http://www.sss.gov
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/0100/intelligence-series-0132/ 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 04/22/2019
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, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
Experience in all source analysis and exploitation techniques.
Experience conducting studies, analysis, and developing all source analytical products.
Experience developing written materials, public speaking or leading discussion and interacting with high level government staff.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Analytical Awareness
2. Holistic Awareness
3. Intelligence Cycle
4. Display and utilize advanced research methods, less than normal approaches to information and data pursuit, and reach conclusion leading to creditable predictions
5. Applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise as an intelligence operations specialist
Please review the Required Supporting Documents Link at:
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.
All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).
VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instruction 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.
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET w/SCI security clearance.
Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter.
Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.
May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations requiring such.
Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position.
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 current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, 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.
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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist
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. 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/down-loads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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