Intelligence Research Specialist (CYBER), GS-0132-11/12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will serve as an Intelligence Research Specialist in cyberspace threats, with responsibility for conducting research, analysis, and liaison work with other intelligence and law enforcement agencies on topics of relevance to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Planning, implementing, and maintaining the steps of the intelligence cycle required to process all-source material.
  • Establishing analytical/measurement criteria, formulating projects, and analyzing a variety of unusual conditions and problems.
  • Giving analytical advice, guidance, and technical assistance to junior analysts, and serving as the coordinator of projects jointly undertaken with other organizational units.
  • Presenting oral briefings on a regular and ad-hoc basis to officials at all levels who are interested in, involved with, or affected by emerging issues and developments.
  • Responding and overseeing the response to requests for information; preparing new or revised intelligence products and reports.
  • Drafting and overseeing the drafting of products to inform policy and intelligence communities of developments of special interest.
  • Planning, developing, organizing, and conducting in-depth/extensive research studies and projects, providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues within the assigned area.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant is subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SSBI clearance.
  • Must be able to complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Must be willing to undergo CI Scope Polygraph
  • Incumbent must sign a non-disclosure statement.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

At the GS-11 level: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Initiating contacts with other senior intelligence analyst personnel to validate and ascertain reliability of information; conducting special intelligence research studies; preparing contributions to interagency intelligence assessments; and conducting liaison with counterparts in other intelligence agencies to coordinate information activities.

OR at least one of the following if using education to qualify at this grade level:

(A) a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR

(B) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR

(C) A combination of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of this position AND education graduate level education that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position and experience. Experience and education combinations are computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the total of qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at that grade level.

At the GS-12 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Initiating contacts with other senior intelligence analyst and law enforcement personnel to validate and ascertain reliability of information; conducting special intelligence research studies; preparing contributions to interagency intelligence assessments; and conducting liaison with counterparts in other intelligence agencies to coordinate information activities.

At the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Initiating contacts with other senior intelligence analyst personnel to validate and ascertain reliability of information; conducting special intelligence research studies; preparing contributions to interagency intelligence assessments; and conducting liaison with counterparts in other intelligence agencies to coordinate information activities.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

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.

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.

NOTE: Please provide transcripts if your are qualifying based on education.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN 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. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Selectee for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent or term position may be eligible for student loan repayment up to $10,000 (pre-tax) for one calendar year. More than one loan may be repaid if the combined repayments do not exceed $10,000. Receipt of incentive will require a three year service agreement.

Secretary's Cyber Honors Program Summary: Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career" If so, the Department of Homeland Security is calling. DHS Components work collectively to safeguard cyberspace, prevent terrorism, secure borders enforce and administer immigration laws and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundred of positions. Make an impact, join DHS. Elements of the DHS Secretary's Cyber Honors Program include, but are not limited to: Cyber-related project and/or experience; program orientation; networking events; tours of DHS Cyber facilities; cyber panels and events, including sessions with cyber leaders and executives; job shadowing and reflections; participant training plan; mentoring partnerships; dedicated cohort program manager to increase cohesion and provide assistance to participants.

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 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, or imprisonment.

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 at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Selectee for this position who are current federal employees on permanent appointments who would be moving outside of the current commuting area of their current position to accept this position are authorized to receive a one-time relocation bonus of 10% of the salary including locality for this position.

Selectee for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent position are authorized to receive a one-time recruitment incentive of 10% of the salary, including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

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.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation