Intelligence Research Specialist (Protective)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 22, 2022
Closes
May 26, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The selectee will serve as an Intelligence Research Specialist (Protective) in the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Researching, reviewing, interpreting, evaluating and integrating all-source intelligence data, and other sources of classified and unclassified data, plans, or products pertaining to intelligence matters.
  • Maintaining an awareness of current intelligence information pertinent to the assigned geographic area, region or subject matter; applies facts and information and identifies trends that could potentially impact the mission; assessing complex data originating from various sources, both classified and unclassified; maintaining contact and close working relationships with employees and counterparts in other intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • Performing open-source intelligence research to identify threats and provide situational awareness for intelligence operations; preparing incident and situation reports and conducting briefings with the intelligence coordinator.
  • Preparing a variety of speculative-estimative finished intelligence products based on comprehensive analysis and evaluation of current intelligence received from multiple sources.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the agency's ability to perform protective intelligence research impacting the Secret Service's mission of protection. This Intelligence Research Specialist (Protective) position starts at a salary of $61,947 (GS-9 step 1), or $74,950 (GS-11 step 1) with promotion potential to GS-13 step 10, $138,868.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.


Conditions of Employment:

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a Top-Secret with SCI Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment.
  • This position requires shift work that includes days/afternoons, midnights, weekend and holidays.
  • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.

NOTE: The person selected for this position may be subject to a one-year probationary period.

Qualifications

GS-09: You qualify for the GS-09 level (starting salary $61,947) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level performing duties such as performing preliminary research, analysis, and evaluation of raw intelligence data based upon such factors as time span, and authenticity of technical detail and coverage; and preparing organized presentations of studies which are necessarily brief due to the uncomplicated nature of the specific intelligence, portions of larger studies as assistants to other specialists, or summaries of larger studies.
OR
• Master's or equivalent graduate or
• 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or
• LL.B or J.D., if related; or
• A combination of graduate education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 level (starting salary $74,950) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level performing duties such as researching, reviewing and evaluating a high volume of classified and sensitive intelligence information, determining significance as it pertains to intelligence products; preparing a variety of speculative-estimative finished intelligence products based on comprehensive analysis and evaluation of current intelligence information received from multiple sources; performing open source intelligence research to identify threats and provide situational awareness for operations; and creating internal information bulletins on individuals or groups affecting intelligence interests, including facilities, events, and persons.
OR
• Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or
• 3 full years progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or
• LL.M., if related; or
• A combination of graduate education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

If you are qualifying based on education, or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here

In order for a graduate degree to meet the education requirements, courses completed as part of the graduate degree must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to do the work. Please see the "How You Will be Evaluated" section for a list of the KSAs.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the cut-of date of this announcement. This is an open continuous announcement. The first cut-off date for consideration of applicants will be April 11, 2022. Thereafter, the cut-off for applications received will be every other Friday of each month until the job opportunity announcement closes.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience)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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have an education requirement. However, If you are qualifying based on education, or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application.

In order for a graduate degree to meet the education requirements, courses completed as part of the graduate degree must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to do the work. Please see the "How You Will be Evaluated" section for a list of the KSAs.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

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.

This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

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.

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