OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This Position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

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 that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

For more information see
https://dcips.defense.gov/

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serves as intelligence process and technology analyst for key ISR capabilities in support of the Warfighter. Demonstrate wide range of knowledge, concepts, principles, and practices gained through extended study or experience, and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.
  • Analyzes and evaluates (on a quantitative or qualitative basis) the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives. Provides advice and assistance to the DDIs and other Department and Intelligence Community (IC) elements by developing life cycle cost analyses of projects.
  • Assesses potential benefits/uses of automation and emerging IT solutions to improve the efficiency of program operations by evaluating OUSD(I&S) methods and procedures.
  • Researches new or improved business and management practices for application to OUSD(I&S) and USD(I&S) operations.
  • Analyzes and manages information requirements to develop program reporting systems including systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and evaluation methodology.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • Selectee might be required to successfully complete a two-year trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required.
  • To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the Federal civilian vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A Special Background Investigation (SBI) is required with favorable adjudication by a determining authority
  • This position may require occasional travel away from the normal duty station for official business on military or commercial aircraft, both CONUS and OCONUS.


Qualifications

The DCIPS occupational structure provides the foundation for managing the DCIPS pay structure. It consists of the following elements: mission categories, occupational groups, and work categories, work levels, pay band (for those DCIPS Components operating under the DCIPS pay banded structure using pay plan IA) and grades (for those DCIPS Components operating under the GG graded structure using pay plan GG), job titles, and competencies.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment for each position listed on your resume (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

It is recommended that applicants also include their hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume.


Read more about what should I include in my federal resume? at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

You may qualify at the GG-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-12 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability in.one or more of the following areas: planning, designing, and carrying out projects, and studies related to strategic intelligence systems; designing strategy, identifying specific steps and initiating necessary actions to accomplish U.S. and DoD objectives; and, conducting research of issues impacting defense intelligence enterprise.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Education

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information

PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?%20title=Alternate_Application_Information

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities/
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities https://www.usajobs.gov/
  • Interchange Agreements https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. /www.esd.whs.mil/DD/DoD-Issuances/140025/

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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