Middle River, Maryland
May 23, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time


This National Guard position is for a Intelligence Operations Specialist, Position Description Number D0132000and is part of the Maryland Air National Guard.

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As a Intelligence Operations Specialist, GS-0132-11, your focal point will be all Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment (IPOE) activities in support of specific Cyber Protection Team (CPT) or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) defense missions. Analyzes specific adversary indicators provided through their own open-source and classified systems research efforts, unit mission activities or supplied by other external agencies in order to address Commander's Critical Information Requirements (CCIRs). Participates in committees and meetings as a representative of the squadron within assigned area of responsibility. Develops all reports and other documents necessary to disseminate analysis both among the CPT and ICS defense members of the unit and out to the broader intelligence and cyberspace communities as mission requirements demand. Responsible for squadron-wide intelligence projects and activities within a specifically defined within the operational cyber intelligence functional area of responsibility. Prepares studies or reports relevant to all aspects of Cyberspace Operations/Cyberspace Warfare. Produces threat analysis studies. Prepares evaluations and interpretations of findings. Analyzes data collected during various types of assessments to determine and propose needed changes and improvements to procedures for information protection. Informs operators where mission findings match up with known threat indicators. Provides further intelligence and analysis to Cyberspace Operators based on these indicators in order to inform tactical planning and operations. Provides expert technical advice via the production of intelligence products i.e. presentations, intel summaries and guidance in both written and verbal formats. Safeguards classified, privacy act, and proprietary information obtained during mission activities. Researches and implements security classification guidance. Serves as squadron subject matter expert in derivative classification. Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: MAJ / 04

Compatible Military Assignments: 14N

Area of Consideration: Open to members of the Maryland National Guard and those who are eligible to join. Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and be eligible for access to Special Compartmented Information (SCI) with CI Polygraph.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training which demonstrates administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts. Experience preparing clear and concise written reports.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations. Experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others. Experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience - Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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