Senior Cryptologic Operations Officer

Washington D.C.
Mar 29, 2017
May 01, 2017
Full Time

This is a Tier 1 position.   Salary for Tier 1 positions in Army is normally between $163,519 and $172,100.   Pay is set based on consideration of selectee's current salary and other factors.


 Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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This is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position.   The incumbent is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) program.

 Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.



  • 25% or Greater
  • Amount of travel may vary

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be paid

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying
  • Position may involve travel

Applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Qualification factor(s) in separate written statements.   Failure to meet or address the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualification Standard automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration:


Technical Qualifications – Mandatory

TQ1.  Knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) laws, mission and function, program and budget system; comprehensive, highly-technical knowledge of new technology and requirements relating to SIGINT processing techniques, their purpose and how they fit into the national intelligence effort.

TQ2.  Ability to develop, access, prioritize and defend long-range plans in support of existing and projected SIGINT programs.  Ability to advise, guide and defend resources affecting program management.

TQ3. Ability to perform, coordinate, oversee and integrate research of intelligence requirements to develop force structure and training plans to expeditiously increase the Army's computer network operation intelligence capacity.


Intelligence Community Senior Office Core Qualification Standard—Mandatory

Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results.  Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values.  (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency).

(1)  Collaboration and Integration:  IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results.  Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.

Candidates assessed against this competency must:

a.  Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes. 
b.  Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

(2) Enterprise Focus:  IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities.  Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.                                   

Candidates assessed against this competency must:

a.  Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.

b.  Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.

(3) Values-Centered Leadership:  IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values.  Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate: 

a.  A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.

b.  The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.

c.  Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.

d.  Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.

e.  Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.


Candidates for this position will be reviewed for receipt of joint duty credit. You must provide evidence of having obtained joint duty credit by submitting a previously approved Joint Duty Claim Form(s) or by requesting approval of a joint duty claim by submitting the Joint Duty Claim Form with supporting documentation.  Your claim will be reviewed, approved/disapproved and returned to you.  Information, to include forms and instructions on joint duty can be found on the JDA website by clicking the link below.

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**NOTE:  Applicants without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered.  If selected a Joint Duty waiver will be required prior to final appointment.  An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit apply for credit prior to appointment.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Drug Testing:  This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent must successfully pass a urinalysis test before entering this position and reasonably thereafter. Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to sign a Condition of Employment form prior to entry into this DISL position.

Security Clearance: In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).

Financial Disclosure: The individual selected will be required to file a 'Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the DISL. 

Veteran's Preference: By law Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service False Statements If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

Adverse Information Screening: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
Travel and Mobility: Incumbent must be available to travel (both stateside and overseas) related to the duties of this position.  An essential element of the DISL is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army DISL position may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The incumbent may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement prior to entry into this DISL position.

E-verify: Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system.

False Statement: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Top Secret/SCI

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