CHIEF SCIENTIST, NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

Employer
USAJobs
Location
National Maritime Intelligence Center, Maryland
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Sep 18, 2020
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

You will serve as the Chief Scientist, Naval Intelligence in the Farragut Technical Analysis Center (TAC), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and will report to the Commander, ONI, through the Deputy Commander (DEPCOMONI) on broad strategic issues and works with the TAC Commanding Officer in a close partnership.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • You will serve as the senior advisor to Naval Intelligence (NAVINT) leadership for all matters related to scientific and engineering discovery.
  • You will provide expert review and advice on engineering and emerging, disruptive technologies; informs collection priorities and strategies; and advises NAVINT leadership on related programmatic, training, and information technology issues.
  • You will serve as the project leader on complex research studies requiring synchronization and integration from across the NAVINT enterprise and the broader Intelligence Community.
  • You will orchestrate and provides oversight of broad assessments of breakthroughs, trends, challenges, and opportunities regarding foreign emerging and disruptive technologies, as well as continuous evaluation of existing concepts and theories.
  • You will exercise authority to coordinate and integrate engineering analysis in order to establish joint requirements and priorities; presents NAVINT requirements and priorities to the Intelligence Community and tasking authorities.
  • You will coordinate with other service and unified command experts and with national intelligence agencies as needed; and prepares and presents briefings on controversial and precedent setting proposals.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278e within 30 days of appointment.
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic locations if required by the employer.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination.


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against qualifications which fall into two areas: Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualifications (ICSOCQs), and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Failure to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully and concisely how your experience meets the competencies described in the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualifications (ICSOCQ), and Mandatory Technical Qualifications will eliminate you from consideration.

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SENIOR OFFICER CORE QUALIFICATION: You will be assessed against the IC Senior Officer Core Qualification Standard - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise to determine your interagency or multi-organizational (business, mission or professional) leadership competencies. (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. The ICSOCQs must not exceed a total of 3 pages.)

1) Collaboration and Integration. Senior officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, and in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or with other United States Government (USG), state, local, tribal and foreign officials, as appropriate; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decisions; and effectively leverage these networks and alliances to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate knowledge, skill, and/or ability to:
(a) Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or in other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes; and integrate joint/multi-agency activities, effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

2) Enterprise Focus. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information, and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and USG interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, or international priorities. In addition, senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce an enterprise focus among their subordinates. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate knowledge, skill, and/or ability to:
(a) Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi- organizational mission accomplishment.
(b) Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC or interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.

3) Values-Centered Leadership. IC senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance, and reinforce IC core values: a Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties; the integrity and Courage (moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk; and Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view. In addition, senior officers are also expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component core values, which may be incorporated in writing, as applicable. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate knowledge, skill, and/or ability to:
(a) Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.
(b) Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. Each MTQ must not exceed 2 pages.)

1. In-depth knowledge of the Intelligence Community (IC), particularly Defense Intelligence Enterprise, analysis, production, and collection on emerging and disruptive technologies to meet Navy, DoD, and IC requirements.

2. Deep and thorough knowledge of adversarial emerging and disruptive technology developments and the impact on operational planning and acquisition program decisions, requirements, and future force plans.

3. Mastery of all aspects of intelligence tradecraft and broad, in-depth experience in analysis and production of executive level intelligence assessments. Demonstrated ability to evaluate disparate information and events in order to accurately assess and forecast emerging technologies. Demonstrated ability to interpret, evaluate, and integrate intelligence information, all source estimates, and technical assessments and formulate new theories or methodologies, resulting in the proposal of precedent setting analyses and recommendations.

4. Expert ability to plan, communicate, coordinate, and lead broad and complex analytic and production activities with major implications for Navy, DoD and National customers. Includes ability to create and leverage partnerships within the IC, Federal Government, and private sector to support Navy S&TI requirements.

5. Outstanding verbal and written communications skills that translate into the ability to accurately and succinctly represent Command and Naval Intelligence positions on complex engineering and scientific assessments impacting operations and acquisitions, and present persuasive arguments concerning complex and/or controversial analytical issues through written assessments, briefings, and informal interactions at all levels.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF ; and
0801 Professional Engineering Series
1301 General Physical Science Series

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Successful completion of a bachelor's or higher engineering degree from an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET ; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. -or- Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (I) Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; or (II) Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; or (III) Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A; or (IV) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)
-OR-
Successful completion of a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that includes 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; or, a combination of education and experience in one of the above majors that includes at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional information

This position is in the Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) position. DISL positions may include some supervisory and related managerial duties, provided that these duties occupy less than 25 percent of the incumbent's time. DISL members are independent advisors or technical experts and do not involve fundamental research and development responsibilities. DISL positions are in the excepted service.

This position is not covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please see the How To Apply section of this vacancy announcement.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service. Non-DCIPS applicants selected for a DCIPS position must acknowledge in writing, prior to actual appointment to the DCIPS position, that the position for which he or she has been selected is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must also acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS position. This acknowledgement is necessary as movement between the excepted service and competitive service may be limited if the employee does not possess competitive status.

Joint Duty Assignments - Joint IC Duty certification is a prerequisite for appointment to senior executive, senior professional, and DCIPS positions classified above GG grade 15.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants that meet the basic qualifications requirements will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated on their resume and the qualification responses described in the separate narrative statement. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Ad Hoc Executive Resources Board (AERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.

A separate narrative statement is required. Your narrative statement must address the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualifications (ICSOCQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed above.

A Joint Duty Claim Form is required. This position required Joint Duty credit. You must submit one of the following: an approved Joint Duty claim form, or a completed Joint Duty claim request form with required documentation; or provide a supplemental statement providing evidence of joint duty credit (including dates, location and statement identifying specific Joint Duty Assignment. Failure to provide this information will eliminate you from consideration. The form can be found at the JDA web page: http://www.icjointduty.gov /.

Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .

Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

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