Intelligence Operations Specialist

Sterling, Virginia
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs in Sterling, VA.

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Lead, coordinate, communicate, integrate, and accountable for the cybersecurity program's overall success, ensuring alignment with agency or enterprise priorities.
2. Develop and maintain cybersecurity program plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.
3. Provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to management on critical cyber operational issues and making decisions or recommendations that significantly influence important bureau and departmental policies or programs.
4. Lead and participate in meetings and working groups with internal and external stakeholders to advance program activities and convey bureau stances.
5. Lead program studies and evaluate analytical products, in collaboration with counterpart technical experts, or in collaboration with intelligence and federal community partners.
6. Responsible for the quality and timeliness of analytical production efforts, to include: the technical review of work to analyze and interpret critical infrastructure vulnerability, consequence and risk data and information.
7. Documenting and communicating complex technical and programmatic information to inform, advocate, defend, clarify, and justify a recommended course of action.
8. Evaluate program to determine progress against long-range plans and determine necessary personnel, funding, and other resource adjustments.

BSEE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-EEEE-22-BH-020(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See


Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

Specialized Experience:
To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) Leading and directing cybersecurity program activities; 2) Applying theories, principles, practices, and technical assessment of critical energy infrastructure related to cybersecurity. MUST MEET BOTH SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE STATEMENTS.

Please Note: Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance. Already holding a Top Secret/SCI clearance is desired, but not required.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.