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Intelligence Research Specialist (GS-13, LMR Analyst)

Suitland, Maryland
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

You will serve as an intelligence analyst for the Commanding Officer, conducting research, analysis, and liaison with other intelligence and law enforcement agencies on topics relevant to the Coast Guard.

This assignment requires addressing a wide variety of issues pertaining to living marine resources and the marine environment with an emphasis on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Typical work assignments include:
  • Devising valid methods of screening and synthesizing vast amounts of information and translating it into policy relevant intelligence.
  • Evaluating the validity, accuracy, reliability of information received from a wide variety of sources to assess its importance to foreign policy and Coast Guard operational and decision making interests.
  • Preparing a wide range of analytic products to clearly, concisely, and coherently characterize the policy significance and implications of the issues and developments in the assigned area.
  • Conducting liaison with counterparts in the U.S. Coast Guard and other intelligence agencies to coordinate information acquisition activities or to participate in cooperative intelligence production efforts.
  • Participating in relevant interagency and intra-agency working groups, forums, and conferences.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience
includes: initiating contacts with other intelligence analyst and law enforcement personnel to validate and ascertain reliability of
information; conducting special intelligence research studies; preparing contributions to inter-agency intelligence assessments; conducting liaison with counterparts in other intelligence agencies to coordinate information acquisition activities.

Familiarity with DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE), the Intelligence Community (IC), and Department of Defense.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

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