Reston, Virginia
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time


Learn more about this agency


As a INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Serves as an Intelligence Operations Specialist for Combatant Commands, Service Headquarters, and Combined and Joint Task Forces.
  • The incumbent will place particular emphasis on the use of Improvised Weapon systems Explosive Devices (IEDs)and/or Weapons of Mass Destruction by threat groups within combat zones and/or MACOM(s), Afghanistan and Iraqglobally.
  • Performs all-source research and analysis, either from prior military or civilian experience and/or a solid knowledge of all-source intelligence analysis.
  • Maintains a firm understanding of the intelligence cycle: Tasking, Processing, Production, Exploitation, and Dissemination.
  • Coordinates with the U.S. Intelligence Community, COCOM Staffs and Headquarters conducting combat operations.
  • Responds to a wide range of requests for intelligence and background information from a diverse customer base to include the DTRA Director.
  • Possesses a comprehensive awareness of Afghanistan and Iraq regional dynamics to include a working knowledge of the regions militaries and capabilities to defeat the use of Improvised Threats.
  • Must be familiar with the structure, goals and operating procedures of terrorist and insurgent groups in the MACOM(s), Afghanistan and Iraq AOR.
  • Possess above average communication skills and the ability to function effectively both independently and as part of a combined team under prolonged crisis conditions or during extended training exercises or deployments,
  • Maintain abroad network of contacts and work relationships within the US national, military intelligence, as well as allied intelligence and security agencies.
  • Responsible for the routine publication of comprehensive in depth information papers highlighting issues of key importance to DTRA planners and decision makers.
  • Submits abbreviated intelligence articles on a daily basis to the DTRA Director and Staff in support of Priority Intelligence Requirements (PIR's).
  • Scans electronic intelligence databases for relevant information of regional interest.
  • Researches manual and automated databases, compiles and analyzes relevant information, and develops assessments of specific intelligence issues.
  • Manipulates intelligence data and delivers comprehensive briefings.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 10/21/2019

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is:
  • Experience in all source analysis and exploitation techniques.
  • Experience conducting studies, analysis, and developing all source analytical products.
  • Experience developing written materials, public speaking or leading discussion and interacting with high level government staff.
  • Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    1. Conducting Analysis
    2. Threat Awareness
    3. Understanding of the Intelligence Cycle
    4. Research
    5. Policy


    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Additional information

    Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    Other Notes:
    Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET w/SCI security clearance.

    Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter.

    Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.

    May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations requiring such.

    Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required.

    This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position.

    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying using veteran's preference
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

    If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    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.

    Similar jobs