Intelligence Specialist (Operations)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
Apr 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service. Must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25 . Position is located at Fort Meade, conveniently located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. With approx 56,000 employees, Fort Meade is Maryland's largest employer and is the second-largest workforce of any Army installation in the U.S.

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Responsibilities

  • Recognized expert SIGINT exploitation analyst focused on collection results and fusing SIGINT with multi-discipline intelligence in direct support of the Command?s mission and goals.
  • Applies specialized Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) expertise to perform highly complex and ambiguous assignments that normally require integration and synthesis of a number of related, unrelated disciplines and disparate concepts.
  • Responsible for collaborating, managing and coordinating multi-discipline SIGINT fusion requirements for near real time SIGINT capabilities, specialized collection, exploitation and dissemination directly supporting command and subordinate units.
  • Provides insight into Special Operations Forces (SOF) TTPs at exercise, operational, and technology planning and review forums.
  • Anticipates the need for balanced and qualified staff and recommends organizational structure and personnel requirements to ensure proper management and assigned mission.
  • Finds and implements ways to reduce barriers to production, promote team building, or improve workflows and information accesses.


Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 30% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance based on a T5 investigation/Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Employees must pass a medical examination and receive required immunizations for the overseas/deployed location.
  • Requires extensive temporary duty (TDY) travel on very short notice, to locations within the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS), up to 30% of the time.
  • Subject to short notice recall. Must reside within normal commuting distance of duty station (50 miles).
  • Position requires duties to be performed under austere and potentially hazardous conditions during exercise and deployment operations. May be required to deploy into areas in which hostile action may occur.
  • Specific training, and immunization requirements may apply as appropriate for outside the continental United States (OCONUS) deployments.
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete counter-intelligence scope polygraph with No Deception Indicated (NDI).
  • May be required to apply for Staff-Like-Access (SLA) in order to perform temporary duty with Other Government Agencies.
  • This is an Emergency-Essential (E-E) position subject to deployment; E-E employees must be exempted from military mobilization or recall obligations by being placed in the Standby Reserve or other appropriate action.
  • Anthrax inoculation program participation may be required to meet deployment requirements.


Qualifications

Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • 5-Point Veterans' Preference
  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Prior Federal Service Employee
  • United States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position


Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Experience analyzing SIGINT to assess developments, trends, and threat implications within critical geographic and functional areas. AND
  • Experience conducting SIGINT intelligence analysis, database retrieval and processing to provide intelligence support to Command requirements. AND
  • Experience building and maintaining professional partnerships within the Intelligence Community.
  • This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-13).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Partnering
    • Problem Solving
    • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Analysis and Production
    • Technical Competence


    Progressively responsible experience is that which has included intelligence-related research, analysis, collections and /or operations. This experience should have included intelligence analysis and/or production, intelligence collection and/or operations, counterintelligence, or threat support directly related to the position to be filled.This experience should demonstrate: Knowledge of intelligence processes, cycle and organizations; Knowledge of and/or ability to use research tools such as library holdings, photographs, statistics, graphics and maps; Knowledge of the systems, procedures and methods of analyzing, compiling, reporting and disseminating intelligence data; and/or Knowledge of organization(s) for and methods of collecting and analyzing intelligence data.

    Education

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Additional information

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 35 General Intelligence position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary indicated includes applicable locality pay.
    • PCS is not authorized.
    • Hiring incentive may be authorized if determined to be in the best interest of the Government.
    This position is considered Emergency Essential (E-E) in support of Army's mobilization and wartime mission during periods of increasing tension and mobilization. Position is considered E-E because (1) no qualified and immediate replacement exists; and (2) having it vacant would (a) impair the effective operation of essential military support systems, or (b) adversely impact the combat mission of deployed forces. Failure to remain in your position may result in separation for the efficiency of the Federal Services. E-E Civilians are required to sign a DOD Form 2365; the employee agrees that, as a requirement of the position, he/she will remain in the event of hostilities or mobilization until relieved by proper authority. Single parents or families, where both parents are emergency essential, are required to prepare a family care plan. E-E employees may be required to undergo nuclear-biological and chemical training, and to participate in readiness tests, mobilization, alerts, and field training exercises. E-E employees may be required to perform duties under austere and potentially hazardous conditions during exercise and real-world crisis deployments.

    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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    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
    National security

    Required Documents

    WARNING: DO NOT INCLUDE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET! Application packages that contain Classified information WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Should you submit a resume or any other document as part of your application package and it is confirmed that any of the information is Classified, in addition to being found ineligible for consideration for this position, your Security Office will be notified to determine if any further action is warranted.

    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). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

    As described above, your complete application includes your 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.

    1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • 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 may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .

    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
    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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