Intelligence Operations Specialist

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Intelligence Watch, Warning, and Watchlisting Division (WWWD), Intelligence Watch and Warning (IWW).

This is a permanent appointment in the Excepted Service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment may be required to serve a two (2) year trial period.

This position is classified under Excepted Service Authority, Title 50.

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, Interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized to I&A Employees Only.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U. S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • You will be required to undergo a pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Nights/Weekends/Holidays hours and shift work will be required.
  • Maybe required to work when the USG is otherwise closed.
  • Specialized Experience:

    Use one of these if there is an education substitution:

    To qualify for the GS-9, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as operating within a 24/7 operations center and providing customers with a current assessment of Homeland threats. Such experience may include:

    • Knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to participate on committees or teams and represent I&A in assessments of highly complex intelligence issues.
    • Knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to participate in assessments of complex intelligence issues.
    • Knowledge of DHS I&A homeland security intelligence mission and the role of both raw and finished intelligence reporting in the relationship between DHS, State/Local governments and the Intelligence Community.
    • Knowledge of established DHS and IC databases and other sources of intelligence information.
    • Skill in making formal presentations and representing positions on intelligence issues at interagency and inter-governmental forums OR,

    To qualify for a GS-9 position using education in lieu of specialized experience, you must have earned a Master's or equivalent graduate level degree, OR have completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree, OR have earned a J.D., or LL.B., if related; OR you have a combination of education and experience.

    To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as operating within a 24/7 operations center and providing customers with a current assessment of Homeland threats. Such experience may include:
    • Knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to lead committees or teams and represent I&A in assessments of highly complex intelligence issues.
    • Knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to participate in assessments of complex intelligence issues.
    • Knowledge of DHS I&A homeland security intelligence mission and the role of both raw and finished intelligence reporting in the relationship between DHS, State/Local governments and the Intelligence Community.
    • Knowledge of established DHS and IC databases and other sources of intelligence information.
    • Skill in making formal presentations and representing positions on intelligence issues at interagency and inter-governmental forums OR You qualify at the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:
    A. One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in Federal service, that demonstrates the ability to; OR
    B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; (or an LL.M., if related. Admin and Mgmt positions only); OR
    C. A Combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience as described above. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used to qualify for the GS-11 level.

    To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as operating within a 24/7 operations center and providing customers with a current assessment of Homeland threats. Such experience may include:
    • Advanced knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to lead committees or teams and represent I&A in assessments of highly complex intelligence issues.
    • Advanced knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to participate in assessments of complex intelligence issues.
    • Advanced knowledge of DHS I&A homeland security intelligence mission and the role of both raw and finished intelligence reporting in the relationship between DHS, State/Local governments and the Intelligence Community.
    • Knowledge of established DHS and IC databases and other sources of intelligence information.
    • Experience in making formal presentations and representing positions on intelligence issues at intradepartmental and inter-governmental forums.
    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as operating within a 24/7 operations center and providing customers with a current assessment of Homeland threats. Such experience may include:
    • Expert knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to lead committees or teams and represent I&A in assessments of highly complex intelligence issues.
    • Expert knowledge of intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques necessary to participate in assessments of complex intelligence issues.
    • Expert knowledge of DHS I&A homeland security intelligence mission and the role of both raw and finished intelligence reporting in the relationship between DHS, State/Local governments and the Intelligence Community.
    • Knowledge of established DHS and IC databases and other sources of intelligence information.
    • Demonstrated skill in making formal presentations and representing I&A positions on intelligence issues at office, intradepartmental, and inter-governmental forums.
    Note: Current Federal employees on a developmental career ladder position under the same series as this announcement: If selected and you advance to the next higher grade level prior to establishment of an entry on duty date, you may be hired at the higher grade level and continue the career ladder progression identified in this announcement.

    All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
    If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for TOP SECRET/SCI SECURITY LEVEL clearance as a condition of placement in this SPECIAL SENSITIVE SENSITIVITY LEVEL position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

    Top Secret/SCI