INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (TSCM)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
Mar 11, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for serving as an Intelligence Operations Specialist providing expertise in technical surveillance countermeasure (TSCM) controls and verification.

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
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Responsibilities

This position may be filled at either GG-12 or GG-13 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 (TSCM) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Serves as staff advisor in areas of operation protective programs for DTRA operations, foreign arms control, counterintelligence, and technical countermeasures control; supports verification by inspectors; and supports associated verification technology, communications and intelligence activities, provides CI staff assistance and DTRA force protection support.
  • Represents the Office in interagency, and DoD TSCM working groups and meetings. Performs Technical Surveillance Countermeasures activities as well as other Counterintelligence (CI) technical analysis requirements for DTRA leadership, Joint Directorates as well as for the Intelligence Community.
  • Coordinates, plans, and conducts TSCM activities to deter, detect, and neutralize technical threats against DTRA and DoD facilities.
  • Coordinates all aspects of assigned TSCM investigations to include travel, equipment, logistics, internal and external agency coordination, and deconfliction. Conducts briefings of TSCM investigation findings to on-site security managers. Identifies potential technical threats and makes appropriate recommendations to mitigate hazards.
  • Produces a variety of written documents to include memoranda, equipment evaluations, and TSCM reports for agency customers, DTRA leadership, and the TSCM community. Provides guidance and recommendations to DTRA community to deter potential technical threats to DTRA assets.


Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 35% of the time.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service 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
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • 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 eligible for situational telework
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
  • Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter
  • May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations requiring such
  • This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position
  • Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization
  • Pre-employment physical required: applicant shall meet the minimum DoD TSCM physical standards


Qualifications

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, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for the GS-12 position is:
  • Troubleshooting electronic equipment to identify individual faulty components and reporting the specifics to leadership using electronic schematics.
  • Inspecting computer networks and developing recommendations to protect against physical attacks and natural disasters.
  • Experience with factors affecting electromagnetic radiofrequency propagation to maintain reliable communication networks and identify external interference.
  • Coordinating with military, civilian, and contract personnel through all phases of the intelligence cycle and relating those phases to counterintelligence.
  • Specialized experience required for the GS-13 position is:
  • Troubleshooting electronic equipment to identify individual faulty components and reporting the specifics to leadership using electronic schematics.
  • Inspecting computer networks and developing recommendations to protect against network and other esoteric attacks.
  • Experience with factors affecting electromagnetic radiofrequency propagation to maintain reliable communication networks and physically locate items causing external interference.
  • Coordinating with military, civilian, and contract personnel through all phases of the intelligence cycle to detect, identify, neutralize, and exploit the activities of our adversaries.

  • Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Conducting TSCM Activities

    2. Understanding and Implementing ICD-705 SCIF construction standards.

    3. Regulatory Controls

    4. Communication

    Education

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

    Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

    Additional information

    VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    In accordance with DoD Instructions 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.

    All current and former civilian Federal employees
    must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, 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.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Other Notes:
    • The applicant shall meet the minimum DoD TSCM physical standards:
      • Hearing acuity tests results per audiometer test not to exceed 30 decibels (A.S.A. or equivalent I.S.O.) in either ear in the 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz ranges. Applicants must be able to hear the whispered voice at 15 feet with each ear without the use of a hearing aid.
      • Vision must be a minimum of 20/30 in one eye and 20/20 in the other eye, distant and near, through normal vision or corrective measures.
      • Color perception test results, employing the pseudo-isochromatic plates for testing color perception, not to exceed four incorrect identifications out of fourteen test plates.
      • Free from any physical problems which materially hinder manual dexterity. Applicant must have normal range of motion in all extremities.
      • A complete medical examination showing no medical reason for the applicant to be unable to complete rigorous training and performance of duties to include the following:
        • Ability to lift forty pounds overhead, using both arms.
        • Ability to carry forty pounds in a manner similar to carrying a suitcase.
        • Ability to climb a six-foot ladder.
        • Ability to crawl beneath a three-foot barrier.

    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 applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    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, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    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:
    • 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
    • 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. SF50
    • 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/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

    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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