Intelligence Research Specialist (Cyber Pursuit Analyst)

Washington D.C.
Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

25% or less - Travel up to 25% of time

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S Citizenship is required
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period
  • See "Other information" regarding Selective Service requirements
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • This is an Excepted Service position. This appointment will not confer Competitive Service career-conditional or career tenure status. This means that if you are selected, you would have to compete with other applicants in open competition to meet requirements for another Federal position, unless you meet the requirements for reinstatement. Applicants who voluntarily convert from the competitive service, Senior Executive Service, or other pay systems to a non-time limited appointment under this excepted service authority are not afforded “fallback rights” to the pay system previously assigned prior to conversion.

    Conditions of Employment

    • If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty.
    • You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE-Q level security clearance.
    • As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
    • Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE-460) upon entering the position, and annually thereafter.
    • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year trial period, and/or a 1 year supervisory probationary period, to be completed concurrently.
    • Eligible candidates for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance AND qualify for a Q clearance. This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. .

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band in the Federal service. For this position, experience must be at least equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: producing and delivering high quality raw and finished cyber intelligence, Information Technology (IT) security, and IT operations and services to the Intelligence Community (IC) and to U.S. agency Sector stakeholders.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the Competencies/KSAs identified below:

    1. Experience with providing timely and direct intelligence, cyber and counterintelligence support to the agency leadership, federal agencies, and to the Intelligence organizations in the public and private sectors.

    2. Experience with providing all stakeholders with strategic and tactical cyber threat analysis; finished and raw intelligence reporting; and full spectrum intelligence-related support to defend computer networks of key stakeholders

    3. Experience with having to translate complex technical and cyber-related terminology to senior policymakers and executive-level audiences.

    4. Experience applying oral and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills to a large audience.

    5. Experience with applying a comprehensive knowledge of national security, agency and IC policies, authorities, regulations, and procedures that apply to the Cyber Directorate mission.

    6. Experience with evaluating technical cyber data and available classified reporting to identify potentially nefarious cyber anomalies and behavioral trends by cyber threat actors that target IT and OT networks, including Industrial Control System/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) networks.

    “Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service Programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education Requirements:

    There is no educational requirement at the GS-13 grade level for this position.

    If education is required: You must provide a copy of your transcripts from an accredited institution. Be sure to include those transcripts directly applicable to determining your meeting the education requirements. Failure to provide proof of education will result in non-consideration for this position. OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS will be required to be provided prior to entrance-on-duty for individuals selected. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see Department of Education

    • The Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links ate the bottom of the page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established “well-qualified” category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    • You may be required to complete an OF-306, “Declaration for Federal Employment” form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal Employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.
    • Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    EEO Policy Statement Reasonable Accommodation Policy Veteran's Information Telework: Selective Service Registration:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Evaluations: The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating Procedures. Then the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure that you have been placed into the appropriate quality category. Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position. The quality categories are "Best Qualified" (applicants who possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements of the position), "Well Qualified" (applicants who possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements of the position). and "Qualified" (applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position). If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be placed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. 

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated “ineligible”, “not qualified”, or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    Selecting official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration. References will be checked on the selectee prior to an employment offer.

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    Drug test required Yes

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