Intelligence Operations Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 16, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Intelligence Operations Specialist GS 0132 7/9/11/12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Supporting ongoing highly complex intelligence collection and dissemination activities.
  • Prepares finished intelligence reports, collection plans and manuals, and guides for field collectors.
  • Assisting junior analysts/specialists in organizing material, developing, and applying basic analytical techniques, and preparing final products.
  • Reviews collection requirements and directing these requirements to the proper collection activity.
  • Identifies and researches requirements, directives, intelligence databases, and various ancillary sources to gather and disseminate intelligence information in support of ongoing or emerging intelligence program or project requirements.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • You must submit to a pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a two-year probationary period
  • Telework will be in accordance with I and A Telework policy.
  • MULTIPLE VACANCIES AT DHS HQs at St. Elizabeth's Campus Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.
  • This position may be filled at the any grade level advertised in this vacancy. If selection is made at the lowest grade level, promotion to the next grade level may occur without further competition. Promotion Potential for this vacancy is GS-13.


Qualifications

Specialized Experience:
You qualify for the GS-07 grade level (starting salary $49,157) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as:
  • Assisting with OSINT collection on current and emerging threat AND
  • Ensuring the intelligence data is properly collected, exploited, and disseminated to supported organizations. OR
One full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.

You qualify for the GS-09 grade level (starting salary $60,129) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as:
  • Performing as an entry level Intelligence Operations Specialist OSINT collection on current and emerging threats; AND
  • Ensuring intelligence data is properly collected, exploited, and disseminated to supported organizations. OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

You qualify for the GS-11 grade level (starting salary $72,750) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as:
  • Conducting OSINT collection on current and emerging threats AND
  • Ensuring the intelligence data is properly collected, exploited, and disseminated to supported organizations.
OR
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used to qualify for the GS-11 level.

You qualify for the GS-12 grade level (starting salary $87,198) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as:
  • Conducting OSINT collection on current and emerging threats AND
  • Ensuring the intelligence data is properly collected, exploited, and disseminated to supported organizations.
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $103,690) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as:
  • Conducting OSINT collection on current and emerging threats AND
  • Ensuring the intelligence data is properly collected, exploited, and disseminated to supported organizations.
There is no substitution for education at Grade Levels 12 and 13.

Note: Current Federal employees on a developmental career ladder position under the same series as this announcement: If selected and you advance to the next higher grade level prior to establishment of an entry on duty date, you may be hired at the higher grade level and continue the career ladder progression identified in this announcement.

All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Education

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; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

Additional information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. (https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/) .

This position may be filled at the any grade level advertised in this vacancy.

If selection is made at the lowest grade level, promotion to the next grade level may occur without further competition.

Promotion Potential for this vacancy is GS-13.

Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.
PCS expenses may be authorized for current I&A employees.


Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Multiple selections will be made from this announcement.

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.