Intelligence Specialist

Reston, Virginia
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time

UPDATED 4/14/2017


Department of Defense (DoD)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Mission Statement

At the Defense Threat Reduction Agency we work as One Team in support of our mission: Safeguarding the United States and its allies from global weapons of mass destruction threats by integrating, synchronizing, and providing expertise, technologies, and capabilities.  We have an inclusive work environment that promotes a highly-qualified and diverse workforce capable of meeting the demands of such a critical mission.  Whether your career is in an administrative support staff position or in a professional/technical area such as science, engineering, accounting or program management, DTRA offers a unique opportunity to join an innovative team of professionals dedicated to making the world safer.  If you're ready to be entrusted with helping to safeguard the United States and its allies, DTRA offers a rewarding career with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and many professional development opportunities.

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined  by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1200.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.  If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.   For more information see 


This Position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to:

All U.S. Citizens.  If you have never been a federal employee you would apply public.


Merit:  Open to current and former Federal employees.

Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (e-OPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your e-OPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in e-OPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.



  • 25% or Greater
  • 25%

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses authorized.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • This is an Excepted Service position.
  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened based on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: 

    for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by
    TAG:Closing Date.

    Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position.  Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.  such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Qualifying experience required for this position is: Current on the technical skill necessary to conduct all source intelligence analysis from the tactical to strategic level.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Expert knowledge of enemy threat tactics, techniques and procedures associated with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), along with foreign government capabilities to counter the IED threat in the areas of responsibility.
    2. Knowledge of foreign intelligence and security services information operations programs, terrorist groups, and the threat posed by these groups, organizations, and individuals to U.S. personnel and facilities.

    3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 


    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    PCS (Permanent Change of Station):  Authorized
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible


    A retired member of the Armed Forces may not be appointed to a civilian position in DoD

    (including a non-appropriated fund position) within 180 days after retirement.


    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    Other Notes:
    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Top Secret/SCI

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