Fort Belvoir, Virginia
May 06, 2021
May 11, 2021
Full Time


The incumbent will be responsible for serving as an Intelligence Operations Specialist.

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As a INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Responsible for analysis, production, and dissemination of counterintelligence (CI) data and information of concern to the inspection treaty community and U.S. Intelligence elements.
  • Applies knowledge of foreign intelligence entity (FIE) operations and terrorist modus operandi, in formulating studies and recommendations relating to comprehensive CI and security countermeasures coverage of current and proposed arms control related treaties and agreements, technology research and development, WMD preparedness, threat reduction, and combat support.
  • Under the general guidance of the CI Analysis Branch Chief, organizes and conducts major CI research projects or continuing project activity as directed.
  • Assigned projects generally lead to the production of in-depth CI studies and assessments and durable intelligence products.
  • These products involve the integration of all aspects of the multidisciplinary capabilities and activities of foreign intelligence entities (FIE), the threat posed by FIEs (overt or clandestine), and the threat posed by international terrorism.
  • These projects will normally require tasking and coordination of input from various DTRA elements and extensive contact and coordination with other agencies and private contractors.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the conceptual, methodological, and problem solving aspects of assigned projects.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Within assigned CI subject matter fields, responsible for keeping abreast of significant developments and insuring that top level agency officials are briefed, or otherwise kept apprised of, developments which could impact agency or supported elements' missions, planning, and policy.
  • Undertakes exploratory projects upon which future CI products or research methodologies may be predicated.
  • Prepares position papers, decision briefings, etc. to justify approaches to validated and exploratory projects.
  • Provide routine updates to analytical databases as required.
  • As a subject matter expert, is expected to work independently, making decisions and recommendations within the scope of assigned duties and policy guidance.
  • Identifies and recommends collection requirements based on production tasking, gaps in available information, and/or analytical requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Short-notice OCONUS or CONUS travel in the performance of temporary assignment may be required up to 20% of Duty Time.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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


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-13 position is:
  • Working as analyst in counterintelligence analysis.
  • Experience with CI analysis supporting research and technology efforts.
  • Experience in writing in-depth analytical assessments.
  • Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Counterintelligence Analysis
    2. Expertise
    3. Communication


    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

    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:

    Other Notes:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET w/SCI security clearance.
    • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter.
    • Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.
    • Short-notice OCONUS or CONUS travel in the performance of temporary assignment may be required up to 20% of duty time.
    • Incumbent must be willing to undergo random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if randomly selected or a directed counterintelligence polygraph if assigned to Special Access Programs.

    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

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

    Trust determination process

    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
    • If applying using veteran's preference
    • 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.

    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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