Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32) (Temporary Appointment Not to Exceed One Year)

Langley AFB, Virginia
Jun 14, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32) (Temporary Appointment Not to Exceed One Year), Position Description Number D2396000 and is part of the VA 192 OSS, National Guard.

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As an Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32), GS-0132-09, you will perform the below duties:

1. Performs mission execution in all section activities to include qualification training, scheduling, and tactics, techniques, and procedures under the guidance of a senior specialist. Possesses knowledge of Airborne ISR concepts, principles, and practices; and a working knowledge of specific functional areas of Signals Intelligence to accomplish work processes through the use of related intelligence systems, mission equipment, methods, services, and facilities. Presents briefings for mission preparation, including combat planning, weather factors, mission objectives, and other agency coordination to ensure effective mission execution. Works closely with operations officer in the development of operations exercises which test the capabilities and proficiency of the crew. Interacts with multiple national and defense organizations during the planning process, including MAJCOM, Joint Commands, and coalition partners. (50%)

2. Must perform duties in one or more of the following sections:
a. Weapons and Tactics: (10%)

Enables weapon system optimization for intelligence system employment and integration into Combat Air Force operations. Develops and teaches advanced warfighter educational lessons to all squadron personnel. Conducts warfighter education to combat mission ready (CMR) personnel. Works closely with the operations training section to expand the recurring training program (classroom and scenario) to increase the crew baseline knowledge. Provides supporting/background information on which to build lesson outlines. Develops and administers weapons and tactics knowledge examinations to unit crewmembers. Collaborates in the development and execution of deployments and exercises involving ISR capabilities. Reviews and facilitates new system employment techniques, and trains unit personnel on new tactics and procedures. Develops new tactics on ISR operations methods, and enhancement training of deployed operations. Enhances
next-generation intelligence systems subject-matter expertise and operational mission readiness and utilizes test activities to enhance fielding of future intelligence systems. Assists in developmental and operational testing and trial period procedures. Leads efforts to develop and maintain a unit tactics manual to include approved unit tactics, Tactic Improvement Proposals (TIP) awaiting submission, and tactics awaiting approval. Collaborates and researches in the development of new Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for the assigned weapon system. Recommends changes for implementation to the Air Force Doctrine Document (AFDD 3-1) and guidance for intelligence operations. Identifies deficiencies in squadron employment plans and implements corrective action to ensure unit mission readiness. Monitors squadron and higher-level programs to develop new methods to satisfy unit training requirements; and, liaises with multiple higher headquarters (HHQ) to provide latest material available on weapons, tactics, and associated intelligence systems for their use in ISR units.

b. Operations Training: (20%)

Executes the training program for all unit operators including system capabilities, tactics, and employment considerations. Executes a detailed training plan to create certified operators capable of deploying and providing desired ISR capability to combatant commanders. Instructs academic and hands-on training pertaining to the use of intelligence systems; provides advice on the proper weapons and tactics to enhance execution of the ISR mission. Executes policy, instructions, and procedures governing the overall management of the training program. Presents material in accordance with lesson plans. Assists in the updating of course materials to include study guides, visual aids, simulation scenarios, written tests, training aids, and course outlines. Collaborate and comply with MAJCOM guidance to ensure standardized, compliant instruction is delivered to operators in initial and/or continuation training programs.

c. Scheduling: (20%)

Matches training requirements against available simulator and aircraft resources to meet the needs of the unit training program. Coordinates training requirements with external agencies ensuring compatibility and effectiveness goals are aligned with unit training program. Researches regulatory guidance to ensure only qualified operators are scheduled for available training scenarios. Organizes submissions to national level agencies requesting Authority to Operate for all training and exercise locations. Interprets guidance and performs logistics functions for deployments and exercises including travel, lodging, and acquisition of specific mission equipment.

3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


REMARKS: TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT - Selected applicant will receive a temporary appointment Not to Exceed 1 Year. The appointment may be ex-tended up to a maximum of 1 additional year (24 months of total service).

GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt), currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-5/SSgt)

Compatible Military Assignments: 1N0
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 24 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience 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.

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    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: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians

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