Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32) (Indefinite)

Richmond, Virginia
May 16, 2021
May 21, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32) (Indefinite), Position Description Number D1247000 and is part of the VA G3, National Guard.

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As an Intelligence Operations Specialist (Title 32), GS-0132-12, you will perform the below duties:
(1) Serves as principal advisor to the Adjutant General concerning all intelligence, OPSEC, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) related matters and is required to provide classified briefings to the State Governor as dictated by various threat situations. The J-2 serves as the State's representative on the Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-ST) Antiterrorism-Force Protection council, providing detailed analysis, information, and real-world intelligence to the Adjutant General, the Joint Chief of Staff, JFHQ Commander, General Officers, and decision-makers at all levels throughout the state.
(2) Plans, directs, and evaluates all joint state intelligence programs and activities. Determines requirements for information, sets priorities, and initiates research projects. Initiates and organizes administrative procedures for intelligence collection, production, and dissemination within the area of responsibility.
(3) Establishes, reviews, and revises policies, procedures, standards, and mission objectives associated to intelligence related programs to eliminate barriers to mission accomplishment. Implements quality improvement procedures and programs while ensuring the objectives meet regulatory compliance and fulfills the needs of the various state military organizations and organizations the State's National Guard supports.
(4) Develops through coordination with other staff directorates, higher headquarters and state/local officials, the commander's critical information requirements based on assessments of local, national and international developments, and any new phenomena.
(5) Evaluates overall operational effectiveness and adequacy of the State's National Guard intelligence units and sections in terms of their assigned missions. Develops and evaluates training programs, methodologies of conducting intelligence operations, intelligence related projects and procedures to improve accomplishment of mission-essential tasks, mission objectives, and training goals.
(6) Provides consultation and guidance on broad questions concerning intelligence procedures and programs to state military division commanders, directorates, military organizations, and subordinate staff to include direction and guidance regarding scope of intelligence problems, pertinent mission related issues, possible threats, and possible lines of attack, while providing guidance on available references and precedents, mission essential objectives, and security considerations.
(7) Serves as the channel of communication for the Adjutant General to U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). Drafts, staffs, and coordinates the intelligence portions of the base plan as well as annex B (Intelligence) and M (Geospatial Information and Services) of the state plan to support US Northern Command's concept and functional plans including Homeland Defense, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE), Defense Support of Civil Authorities, and Disaster Relief.
(8) Represents and defends the interests of the State's National Guard at various city, county, state, federal, and national-level conferences and work groups such as with the Department of Homeland Security. Serves as the State's representative on councils such as the Army National Guard (ARNG) Military Intelligence Advisory Council (MIAC), and the State's Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC).
(9) Serves as program manager for interagency coordination between State/Local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) and State/Local Emergency Responders. Establishes, develops, and maintains an effective working relationship with all organizations serviced and supported. Meets with key coordinating officials to assess customer satisfaction, explain organizational policy and procedures, and resolve significant challenges that may arise.
(10) Performs the duties of the J-2 for the State Joint Task Force during national or state emergencies, (Terrorist Act, Invasion, etc) requiring the implementation of the Homeland Defense Concept Plan at the direction of the Adjutant General (TAG) or designated Joint Task Force - State Commander.
(11) Serves as the JFHQ-ST Command Security Manager responsible for administrating and establishing policies and procedures for maintaining an effective Security Program encompassing the areas of Personnel Security, Information Security, and Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives.
(12) Prepares the annual budget for all state intelligence functions, including full-time and traditional personnel training, equipment purchases, etc. Forecasts the equipment and personnel resources necessary for future intelligence missions and incorporates this information into the long-term budgeting process.
(13) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Remarks: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.


GROUP I -All qualified Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O2/1LT - O5/LTC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.

GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Commissioned Officers (O2/1LT - O5/LTC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

Military Grades: Commissioned Officers (O2/1LT - O5/LTC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education, or training which demonstrates administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts. Experience preparing clear and concise written reports.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs.
  • Experience evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations.
  • Experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others.
  • Experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports.

  • Education

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    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, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians

    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.