Intelligence Briefer

Washington, D.C
May 25, 2023
Jun 02, 2023
Analyst, Intelligence
Full Time

The responsibilities described below are for the full performance level.
  • Provide CISA's senior leaders and executives daily intelligence briefings regarding current/accurate threats to the nation's critical infrastructure.
  • Act as an intermediary between senior leaders and CISA divisional experts in support of requests for information (RFI) or clarification of intelligence information.
  • Collaborate with federal, state, and local partners to better understand emerging malicious cyber and physical threats and improve information sharing efforts.
  • Maintain currency of intelligence information and be prepare to provide daily or adhoc briefings on all-source intelligence data and assessments regarding threats to CISA's primary mission areas as well as those of stated interest by senior leaders.
  • Fuse cyber and physical threat information from CISA data sets with Intelligence Community holdings to provide a comprehensive critical infrastructure threat picture across all briefings.
  • Utilize IC-derived intelligence and/or open-source information in briefings to provide a holistic picture of threats impacting CISA's
  • Support development and delivery of threat assessments (operational-strategic) and briefings to Federal, State, SLTT, Stakeholders and internal departments and divisions.
  • Support creation and development of trend analysis of threats to critical infrastructure threats.
  • Integrate feedback from senior leaders into future briefings to ensure intelligence supports CISA's decision making processes to include informing current and future operations, plans, policy development, and intelligence analysis.
  • Develop and update written processes and procedures to support CISA Intelligence mission.
  • Maintain contact with customers in the organization and IC in order to understand their changing needs and requirements, and gather, compile, and report information that meet their needs.
  • Collaborate with organizations intelligence and IC partners to leverage current or planned intelligence into briefing material.


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:
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of Intelligence analytic tradecraft, IC policies, capabilities, and procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of national security objectives for key regional and transnational issues, including a superior ability to stay informed of current trends and developments impacting protection of critical infrastructure.
  • Superior ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements.
  • Superior ability to work under tight time constraints with numerous daily deadlines to review a large body of information and distill relevant products into a comprehensive, sophisticated daily intelligence briefing.
  • Superior ability to efficiently set priorities, perform multiple tasks, and change focus quickly as demands change in a fast-paced, time constrained environment.
  • Expert knowledge and experience exercising sound judgment, tact, and integrity to manage interactions with senior leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with superiors, colleagues, and subordinates.
  • Experience as a reviewer or manager of all-source analytic products.
  • 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.