INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Closes
Feb 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This Position is placed at DTRA, Intelligence, Plans & Resource Integration Directorate.
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Responsibilities

This position may be filled at either GG-13 or GG-14 grade level, please indicate the grade for which you want to be considered. Incumbent may be advanced non-competitively to the established target grade upon meeting developmental benchmarks, performance requirements, and other requirements, as applicable established for the career program or specifically for the incumbent.
As a INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • This position serves as a biological subject-matter expert and technical authority with a focus on current/near-term events, plans, developments, and trends pertaining to the proliferation of WMD and biological events; issues influencing biological security; force protection; and force operability and survivability against a broad spectrum of nuclear, biological, chemical and other WMD events.
  • Assists the Department with planning, directing and execution of intelligence activities. Initiates projects, and plans, organizes, directs, and/or conducts analysis of broadly defined and interrelated areas of intelligence and technical issues pertaining to WMD threats to U.S. and allied nations. Evaluates the overall effectiveness and adequacy of the intelligence operations, recognizing and responding to collection/production related issues, developments, and trends that impact Agency missions and ensuring fulfillment of all requirements submitted by Agency personnel and elements.
  • The incumbent plans, organizes, and conducts applied research on specific intelligence issues pertaining to WMD threats to U.S. and allied nations; provides written input to reports being prepared for dissemination to Agency leadership its personnel, CCMD and IC.
  • Conducts advanced analytical research on foreign biological weapons programs to fulfill requirements; coordinates pertinent information closely with Agency Directorates, and others in IC. As appropriate, speaks on behalf of the Agency at DoD and IC meetings and working groups. Generates recurring reports for use by Agency leadership and mid and junior intelligence analysts. Prepares briefings and written products, disseminates current information through various written and automated means. Advises colleagues on special studies, alternatives and recommendations. Maintains extensive liaison with OSD the Combatant Commands, the IC and other U.S. Government organizations to further the goals of intelligence requirements to support the Agency.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and disseminates information on political, social, economic, cultural, physical, geographic, scientific, or military conditions, trends, and forces in foreign and domestic areas that directly or indirectly affect national security, to include pandemics and disease outbreaks. Supports the conduct of basic and advanced research and analysis of specific intelligence issues. Oversees interdisciplinary and analytical efforts where proposals involve substantial resources, require extensive changes in establishment procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of activities analyzed. Provides written reports for dissemination to the Agency/Center senior leadership and staff.
  • As an expert in biological programs and technologies, the incumbent recommends approaches needed to fulfill Agency/Center intelligence requirements. Advises management and colleagues on difficult problems, conducts significant studies of a highly specialized nature, proposes options and alternatives, and represents the Agency/Center at inter-agency meetings and seminars.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 25% of the time.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information http://www.sss.gov
  • 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
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance. Polygraph examination may be a condition to work on certain projects/programs
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing required thereafter
  • Travel for extended periods (2-7 days) with short notice may be required up to 20% of duty time
  • Overtime/compensatory time or rotating shifts may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization
  • This position is emergency-essential (E-E). In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority.
  • Position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively; therefore, position is designated "key,"
  • Lautenberg Amendment: position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18. U.S.C., Section 922 (g) (91)
  • Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment


Qualifications

This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0132: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/intelligence-series-0132/

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. 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 02/22/2021.

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, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for the GG-0132-14 required for this position is:
  • Practical contact with WMD proliferation and counterproliferation efforts, biological technologies, biological weapon design and/or effects, foreign biological programs, and/or pathogen knowledge.
  • Involvement with the Intelligence Community, including intelligence requirements, collection, analysis, production, and dissemination preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required by performing briefings or reports.
  • Specialized experience for the GG-0132-13 required for this position is:
  • Involvement with the Intelligence Community, including intelligence requirements, collection, analysis, production, and dissemination preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is required by performing briefings or reports.

  • Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Intelligence Analysis Experience
    2. Technical Competence
    3. Communication

    Education

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

    Additional information

    VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    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:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Other Notes:

    This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922 (g) (91). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).

    This position is emergency-essential (E-E). In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent, or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority. The incumbent or the designated alternate, may be required to take part in readiness exercises. This position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the organization to function effectively; therefore, the position is designated "key," which requires the incumbent, or designated alternate, to be screened from military recall status.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    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
    Yes

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

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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:
    • If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside within 50 miles of the position's location(s) unless otherwise specified. Please ensure your resume reflects your current/commuting address as this will be used in determining whether or not you meet this eligibility requirement.
    • Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.
    • 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 for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

    3. SF-50:
    • If applicable, 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. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

    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.

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