Information and Planning Analyst

Arlington, Virginia
$103,690 to $134,798
Jan 25, 2021
Feb 04, 2021
Analyst, Research, Other
Full Time


This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. This position does not provide competitive or excepted service status into the civil service.

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-13


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.  

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Occasional Travel

  • Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required

DURATION APPOINTMENT: Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years.


This position is located within the Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Office, Directorate for Threat Investigations and Analysis (TIA), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), State Department (DOS). The Incumbent assesses the information needs of a target population and crafts messaging to influence and engage target audiences.

This is a telework eligible position.


  • Independently plans, designs, implements and executes all of RFJ’s public relations campaigns, both general and incident-specific, ranging in scale from national to global.
  • Creates, edits, publishes and re-purposes engaging content, design on product prototypes and development concepts.
  • Prepares and presents briefings on the RFJ programs to senior government officials throughout the interagency. Researches finished and current intelligence and open-source information to create the most effective messaging and influence strategies.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience analyzing open source nation security information which may include terrorism, cyber, kidnapping, DPRK, and threat finance.
  • Experience conducting analytical research to best execute influence efforts across a variety of populations. 
  • Researches and writes media notes, press guidance and talking points for a high level program.
  • Leads an information operations program; managing online presences and social media engagement.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

  • Ability to analyze and solve complex and controversial programs.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize activities while meeting time sensitive and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work under stressful conditions.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. 


Submit a detailed resume. Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Resumes must be received electronically by February 4, 2021 11:59pm . Your resume must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not, your application may not be considered. Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above, will not be considered. All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.

For any questions on this announcement, please contact DS/EX/HRM at 571-345-3766



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