Senior Advisor Forensics and Biometrics

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Announcement has been extended to 29 Sep 2020.

All information in announcement remains the same - no changes other than closing date.
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Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor, Forensics and Biometrics, serves as the Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency, the Provost Marshal General, and the Army Staff. The Senior Advisor is responsible for coordinating the linkage of the DoD biometrics and forensics collected and stored data to the Intelligence Community to support analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of Identity Intelligence. The Senior Advisor aligns the biometrics and forensics strategic vision with USD-I guidance and the Services Identity Intelligence strategic plans. Performs complex research and analysis on the integration of biometrics and forensics data and information with Army/DoD intelligence systems and provides senior leadership with recommended changes to both enterprises to ensure commanders and agencies worldwide receive the best possible intelligence support. The incumbent will work with the Services, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Combatant Commands J-2s to support the institutionalization of biometrics and forensics within the developing exploitation doctrine and subsequent force structure. The incumbent, in coordination with DIA, will develop relationships across the IC, US government (USG), and international partners to support national level objectives (to include Homeland Security Presidential Directives 6, 11, and 24; National Security Presidential Memorandums 7,and 9) and to ensure the DoD Biometric and Forensics Enterprise can effectively provide critical end-to-end capabilities through defined operations or the intelligence cycle to support tactical, operational, and strategic decision-making across the full range of military operations for DoD warfighting, intelligence, law enforcement, security, force protection, homeland defense, counterterrorism, business, and information environment mission areas and appropriate business functions-. The incumbent will work with interagency and international allies to ensure biometrics and forensic activities are integrated to ultimately support DoD operations and homeland defense. The incumbent represents the Director, DFBA at senior-level conferences, meetings, working groups, panels, and other venues.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Re-Employment of Annuitants: In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(l) or 8414(b)(l)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .) Suitability: Selectee will be required to complete a OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in his/her application, prior to entry into this DISL position. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of position offer, dismissal after beginning work, fine or imprisonment.

Political Recommendations: The Army is barred by 5 USC 3303 from accepting or considering political recommendations regarding appointment or any other personnel action; any violation of the bar on recommendations is a prohibited personnel action. The Army is obligated to take appropriate adverse action against employees who solicit, or Army officials who consider prohibited political recommendations.

Qualifications

Applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Qualification factor in separate written statement. Failure to meet or address the mandatory Technical Qualification and the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualification Standard automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration: MANDATORY JOB-RELATED RATING FACTORS:

Technical Qualification - Mandatory Submission (No more than two-pages): Demonstrated ability to coordinate the linking of the Department of Defense (DoD) Identity Activities, including but not limited to biometrics and forensics, for the Intelligence Community (IC) to support analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of Identity Intelligence as well as linking similar IC data supporting DoD operations, including protection and law enforcement missions.

Intelligence Community Senior Office Core Qualification Standard-Mandatory
Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency).

(1) Collaboration and Integration: IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks 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:

a. Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.

b. Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

(2) Enterprise Focus: IC 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 the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.

Candidates assesses against this competency must:

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 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. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. 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.

e. Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.

JOINT DUTY ASSIGNMENT SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates for this position will be reviewed for receipt of joint duty credit. You must provide evidence of having obtained joint duty credit by submitting a previously approved Joint Duty Claim Form(s) or by requesting approval of a joint duty claim by submitting the Joint Duty Claim Form with supporting documentation. Your claim will be reviewed, approved/disapproved and returned to you. Information, to include forms and instructions on joint duty can be found on the JDA website by clicking the link below.

JDA Website and from: https://www.dni.gov/index.php/careers/joint-duty

**NOTE: Applicants without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected a Joint Duty waiver will be required prior to final appointment. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit apply for credit prior to appointment.

Education

Additional information

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.

Moving Expenses
: Permanent Change of Station costs may be authorized. Department of Defense National Relocation Program services will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with applicable regulations.

Drug Testing: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent must successfully pass a urinalysis test before entering this position and reasonably thereafter. Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to sign a Condition of Employment form prior to entry into this DISL position.

Security Clearance: In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
Financial Disclosure: The individual selected will be required to file a 'Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Probationary Period: You will serve a two-years probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the DISL.

Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
Adverse Information Screening: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.

Travel and Mobility: Incumbent must be available to travel (both stateside and overseas) related to the duties of this position. An essential element of the DISL is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army DISL position may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The incumbent may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement prior to entry into this DISL position.

E-verify: Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system.

False Statement: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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

Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be rated and ranked by a Rating Panel using information submitted on the job-related factors essential for successful performance in this position.

Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. Resume (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume must contain: Vacancy Announcement number
  • Vacancy Announcement number
  • Full name, email, mailing address, day and evening telephone numbers.
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges/universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
  • Information about paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
Your resume may be submitted in any format. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. Technical Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): A narrative statement specifically addressing a mandatory technical qualification. TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Total MTQ write-up not to exceed two pages using 12pt, Arial or Times NewRoman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQ:

MTQ: Demonstrated ability to coordinate the linking of the Department of Defense (DoD) Identity Activities, including but not limited to biometrics and forensics, for the Intelligence Community (IC) to support analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of Identity Intelligence as well as linking similar IC data supporting DoD operations, including protection and law enforcement missions.

3. Mandatory IC SOCQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each IC SOCQ. Statement should not exceed one page per competency.

4. Performance Assessment. (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit ONE of the following: A letter of recommendation within last 3 years that assesses your performance; *or* your most recent signed performance appraisal. (Please do not submit any prior appraisals.)

5. "Declaration for Federal Employment" (OF-306), located: http://www.opm.gov/forms/optional-forms/

6. Background Survey Questionnaire, (OPTIONAL SUBMISSION): Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046) located: http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/omb-3046-0046.pdf The information from this survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. This information is provided pursuant to Public Law 93-579 (Privacy Act of 1974), December 31, 1974, for individuals completing Federal records and forms that solicit personal information.

7. If you are a current or former employee in the Federal government, you must submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade and salary level and/or reinstatement eligibility.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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