Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2069000 and is part of the Maryland National Guard G2.

This is an indefinite position.

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As an Intelligence Operations Specialist, GS-0132-09, you will collect, compiles, organizes, reviews, and evaluates intelligence information and data for the unit and other requesters. The information and data promote the accuracy and timely analysis of the situation or threat affecting operational missions. Perform work independently and in concert with established work procedures. Acts on requests for intelligence information and resources levied on the unit from within military channels, by special agreement, and other agencies as authorized. Responsible for daily intelligence updates in support of operational mission tasking. Responsible for development of intelligence annexes, physical security plans, and all security related areas for the MDARNG. Responsible for all communications related to equipment and communication security (COMSEC) material within the MDARNG. Provides all-source intelligence information and data at the tactical and operational levels dealing with threat capabilities (weapons systems, equipment, organization, doctrine, theory, tactics, techniques, areas of interest, and procedures), intentions, vulnerabilities, affects of terrain and weather on operations, and courses of action. Publishes a variety of reports and conducts intelligence briefings. Ensure the proper dissemination of intelligence and products throughout the organization. Utilizing exceptional technical knowledge of intelligence doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures the incumbent provides input to training materials and may coordinate organizational training. Ensure compliance with applicable law and regulations. Provides intelligence information and/or products to officials outside of the organization regarding the interpretation of IMINT (Imagery Intelligence), SIGINT (Signal Intelligence), and HUMINT (Human Intelligence) operations and assessments. Researches a variety of open source media to include intelligence databases Internet general media publications etc., for relevant information. Identifies and catalogs appropriate source materials, compares with existing sources and updates local/state and/or national level manual and automated databases as required. Reviews pertinent daily activity reports, intelligence estimates, open source materials, and information from local/state and federal government and non-governmental organizations as required. Monitors the administration of the personnel security program for the organization. Disseminate guidance for processing applications for security clearances. Monitor the organization's top-secret sensitive compartmented information (TS-SCI) position reporting and accountability. Serves as the point of contact for the organization's information, physical, and automation security programs. Interprets and/or develops security policies and procedures, controls access to classified information, and provides guidance to the organization. Conducts inspections of subordinate units, analyzes information for trends and issues, and recommends actions for compliance. Incumbent may serve as the information systems security officer (ISO) for all classified and unclassified automation systems. Serves as a subject matter expert and advises in the area of intelligence oversight. Ensure that the activities and operations are in full compliance with US Code, Department of Defense (DoD) Directives, Army Regulations, and other applicable policies and legal opinions. Conduct intelligence oversight training to all members of the organization. Conduct intelligence oversight inspections of subordinate units. Reviews, validates, and forwards reports of questionable activity to supervisor. Provides training for organizational personnel on Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), operational security, computer security, and handling of classified information and the organization's anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) program. Provides recommendations on the intelligence architecture (distribution and connectivity of tactical automation systems and ISR sensors) and the framework for employment and conduct of intelligence activities during full-spectrum operations. May serve as the organizational subject matter expert on threat condition analysis and implementation of protective measures. Establish liaison with other agencies within and outside the organization in order to ensure timely flow of intelligence information critical to military operations. Attends required intelligence workshops and conferences for the purpose of information gathering, sharing and continued professional improvement. 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.

For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.

The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.


Military Grades: Enlisted

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 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.

Quality of Experience: - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): This position is located in the Headquarters of a Brigade/Group/Troop Command of the Army National Guard (ARNG). The purpose of the position is to assist the senior Intelligence Operations Specialist to coordinate the intelligence battlefield operating system in the collection, review, and evaluation of information as well as performing liaison functions with other intelligence organizations in support and accomplishment of the intelligence and security mission. The incumbent is required to possess a good knowledge of the basic technical or operations aspects of basic subject-matter assignments, a familiarity with intelligence techniques and sources, and an understanding of current organization policies and attitudes.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

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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