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


This National Guard position is for a Intelligence Operations Specialist, Position Description Number D1655P01and is part of the Maryland Air National Guard.

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As a Intelligence Operations Specialist, GS-0132-09/11, you will serve as aas a ISR unit crewmember in the SIGINT exploitation section, responsible for ELINT operations and production affecting time critical targeting (TCT), direct threat warning, battle damage assessment, combat identification, combat search and rescue, multi-INT correlation, threat analysis, mapping, intelligence preparation of the battle space, situation monitoring, and mission reporting. Provides ELINT correlation of data from multiple ISR platforms and intelligence products. Requests dynamic sensor retasking to exploit time critical information not originally entered into the collection plan. Assesses the data and provides cross-cueing sensor/tip-offs to other platforms and exploitation sections improving multi-INT correlation. Updates Air Force ISR unit components and command, control, communications, computers (C4) and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) nodes on ELINT findings. Conducts ELINT activities and operations from data derived from manned, unmanned, and other operational assets in support of National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force MAJCOMs, and AOCs contingencies and exercises. Participates in pre-mission conferences to outline mission objectives, potential threats, and possible outcomes. Performs operator and analyst duties to exploit ELINT, Foreign Instrumentation Signals Intelligence (FISINT) and other related activities. Employs signals exploitation activities to support electronic combat (EC) operations. Operates electronic search and related equipment. Searches and exploits signal activity throughout the radio frequency spectrum. Operates directional, electromagnetic receiving, and recording systems to monitor, acquire, collect, and exploit electro-magnetic transmissions. Analyzes raw electronic transmission characteristics. Determines line of bearing or origin point, external characteristics, and parameters of electromagnetic transmissions. Extracts raw data from electromagnetic signals, analyses and provides finished report results to national agencies, joint commands, Air Force MAJCOMs, AOCs, US and coalition airborne assets in real world operations and exercises. Evaluates electromagnetic transmission exploitation to ensure characteristics are accurately determined and reported. 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: TSgt and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 1N4X1 1N0X1

Area of Consideration: Open nationwide to National Guard members 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.

GS-09 -
Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training performing functions involving various intelligence systems and organizations. Experience reviewing and analyzing data including technical reports, surveys, and studies. Experience preparing and conducting training plans and programs, both formal and on-the-job.

GS-11 and above - 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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