Intelligence Operations Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Business Component:

Office of the Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, Office of National Security Programs & Incident Response, Intelligence & Threat Analysis Division (AEO-600)

  • No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Position requires 5% travel.
  • Ineligible for telework.
  • Scheduled and unscheduled overtime may be required.
  • Some, all, or none of the referred candidates may be interviewed.
  • Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) of SPECIALIZED experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band (FG/GS-13/FV-I) in the Federal Government. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experienceapplying knowledge ofidentifying threats to U.S. civil aviation from terrorist groups, insurgents, criminal organizations, and potentially hostile nation-states and their weapon systems and tactics in an air domain security-related environment.

    You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

    Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or Selective Placement Factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; priority grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

    *Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

    Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

    **All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

    In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
    • SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Skill in engaging with aviation community partners within the Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, industry, and international government and industry partners in response to civil aviation concerns.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.


    Education cannot be substituted for experience.

    We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

    Top Secret/SCI


    Serves as a Senior Intelligence Analyst (SIA) with responsibility for the development and coordination of intelligence production, policy support, contingency planning, risk mitigation, community engagement, incident response and analytical training/readiness of division staff members for response to threats to the safety/security to U.S. civil aviation from terrorism, insurgents, criminal organizations and nation-states. The incumbent will:

    • Demonstrate expert knowledge of threats to U.S. civil aviation and the National Airspace System (NAS) from terrorist groups, insurgents, criminal organizations and potentially hostile nation-states and their weapon systems and tactics, and present this information in briefings and written products to a variety of audiences, to include senior executive leadership.
    • Conduct intelligence research, analysis, and intelligence production to support the FAA Administrator, executive leadership, lines of business, key staff, international representatives, and field/joint offices through weekly Executive Intelligence Briefings, regular forums, conferences, ad hoc meetings, written products, or other communication requirements.
    • Provide support for and contribute to agency engagement on National Security Council requirements and the aviation intelligence requirements for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and DOT Chief of Staff.
    • Liaise with FAA Lines of Business, DOT, and counterparts in other national level agencies (including those in the Intelligence (IC), Law Enforcement (LE), and DoD communities), industry and international partners through ongoing interaction, collaboration, and information sharing.
    • Represent FAA/AEO during coordination with and in providing support for the FAA Crisis Response Working Group and Crisis Response Steering Group on matters of threats to civil aviation safety/security affecting the NAS, U.S. operators, and airmen globally. Conduct appropriate outreach to U.S. Intelligence Community and other interagency stakeholders for intelligence assessments and views on flight safety concerns to inform agency deliberation.
    • Support the development of aviation policy, flight advisories/prohibitions, risk mitigation strategies, contingency planning, and incident response measures to reduce the safety/security risk to the NAS and U.S. civil aviation worldwide.
    • Host and/or represent the FAA in interagency forums and meetings; effectively articulating the agency's mission, vision, and position, and establish collaborative relationships to meet agency goals.
    • Provide senior analytical oversight on office intelligence production (e.g., Spot Reports, Situation Reports, Information Notes, etc). Review 24/7 current intelligence and threat evaluation watch data to ensure effective intelligence support of the NAS and U.S. civil aviation operations worldwide. Contribute to analytical training and standard operating procedures to ensure readiness of office staff members to assess and respond to threats to the safety/security of U.S. air operators.

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