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Intelligence Operations Specialist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

1. Incumbent is responsible for tactical, operational, and strategic level all-source analysis of classified and unclassified reporting on all-threats including foreign media.
2. Serve as a Liaison building, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with internal (DHS Office of International Affairs, Middle East, Africa and South Asia OIA-MEASA, IE) and external stakeholders (IC, NSC, State Department) by regular routine outreach, coordination, and collaboration in furtherance of the development of policy engagements and finished intelligence products.
3. Contribute to short- and long-term planning and use intelligence processes and methods to support threat prioritization; provide development and awareness of decisional needs, functional capacity, and data resources to help deliver relevant and timely risk analysis.
4. Review and analyze raw and finished intelligence reporting and utilizing systematic and comprehensive research techniques, identify and evaluate the capabilities, composition, and nature of threats posed by the adversary. In addition, evaluate travel ad foreign pathways for illicit Entry, partners capabilities, and assess the impact of CT threats in Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia to CBP's border mission and provide high-quality, prompt recommendations and risk analysis support to stakeholders and decision makers according to their timelines.
5. Produce substantive, high-quality finished intelligence products and briefings that inform DHS OIA, CBP and IC stakeholders on all threats, policy agreements with our African, Middle East, and Central Asia partners. Knowledge of DHS sharing arrangements to support CBP advisors and attaches on expanding DHS programs and bilateral agreements in the continent.
6. Produce products that identify/forecast potential countries and or regions that will have significant "push-factors" for irregular migration due to transnational criminal activities, non-state actors (terrorism), and political instability. Products can potentially be used to support resources in response to address the aforementioned events.


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:
  • Extensive knowledge of operations of the intelligence program of DHS and its relationship to national intelligence activities to facilitate the prevention of national security acts, including potential terrorists' attacks, weapons, and people smuggling.
  • Extensive knowledge of the interplay of geographical, political, military, economic, and industrial forces, in various regions of the world
  • Ability to provide analytical assessments and recommendations to decision makers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to disseminate information and to conduct presentations and briefings to executive audiences in both the intelligence, and law enforcement.
  • The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert, works independently, and is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and most conflicts that arise and interpret and develop policy.
  • Develops new concepts, recommendations, experimental approaches, guides, and solutions for unprecedented problems.
  • The incumbent informs supervisors of findings, issues, or problems that could have significant impact or implications to CBP.
  • Ability to speak and translate one or more of languages of the continent of Africa (French, Yoruba, or Portuguese) is not required but preferable.
  • This assignment requires the use of a government-issued cell phone and laptop which must be issued by the CBP employee's Home Office.
  • All non-CBP participants must possess a background investigation (BI) of a Tier Level 4. Prospective applicants should check directly with their agency's Security Officer prior to submitting an application to the assignment.
  • 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.

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