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    Summary

    **This vacancy is open until June 7, 2018 OR to the first 2500 applicants who apply. If 2500 applicants apply prior to the closing date, the vacancy will be closed the day the number of applicants is reached.**

    The salary listed above is based on the Basic Salary table and will be augmented by locality pay as authorized for the duty location of the position to be filled.

    Positions will be filled in multiple geographic locations nation-wide. Selectees may be required to relocate as a condition of employment. Ultimately selectee placement will be based on the requirements of the agency in order to effectively meet its' goals and objectives.

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from Current or Former Permanent Competitive Status Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Inter-agency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability) Applications will also be accepted from displaced and surplus federal employees in the local commuting area. 

    Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.

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    Responsibilities

    - Collects and catalogs new drug law enforcement intelligence information in a file or automated system according to class and topic.
    - Receives or gathers intelligence reports and data in support of drug law enforcement investigations. Provides input on limited aspects of domestic political, social, or economic trends or situations, such as the common methods used to smuggle narcotics into the country.
    - Utilizes national and international information systems and databases, as appropriate.
    - Evaluates all available intelligence information pertaining to a complete but limited topic or assigned area of study, or contributing to a larger study in an area, especially in the area of drug law enforcement, but also in areas such as one related to political, economic, social, technical or military conditions in one or more foreign countries. Alerts supervisor or higher-grade specialist of new information or emerging trends that merit further examination or study.
    - Produces written strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence products.
    - Provides oral briefings to senior level managers and policy makers.
    - Collects information through various means, including the debriefing of witnesses and informants
    - May be required to provide testimony during career as an Intelligence Research Specialist.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required; Domestic and International

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be U.S. Citizen
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Drug testing designated position
    • Successful completion of an initial background investigation and polygraph
    • Mobility Agreement Required.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

     

    All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

     

    It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer.

     

    In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers

     

    Qualifications

    GS-09: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 Federal grade level performing the following duties: data processing, project tracking and file management; locating, compiling, and developing information to fill intelligence gaps; assisting in performing preliminary research and analysis of data; and compiling data to prepare status reports and briefings; OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR a combination of both, experience and education.

    GS-11: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Federal grade level performing the following duties: collecting and cataloging intelligence information; receiving and gathering intelligence reports and data in support of investigations; performing preliminary research, analysis and evaluation of raw intelligence data; and retrieving reports and data to prepare status reports, briefings and presentations; OR
    a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related; OR
    a combination of both, experience and education.

    GS-12: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing the following duties: collecting and cataloging intelligence data in order to address gaps; developing methods and procedures to determine the validity of intelligence information; assembling, collating and providing analysis of intelligence reports, trends and conditions; applying and disseminating information; evaluating and interpreting intelligence reports and information; and utilizing national and international information systems and databases.

    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees and status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

    Conditions of Employment:     

    ·        Intelligence Research Specialists are subject to reassignment to any location in the United States depending on the needs of the DEA.  All applicants must be available for relocation throughout their career with DEA and will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement to this effect when accepting an offer of employment.  The Mobility Agreement confirms your understanding and agreement to accept reassignment to any location depending on the needs of the DEA and the Intelligence Program.  This mandatory agreement remains in effect throughout your DEA career as an Intelligence Research Specialist.  The opportunity to transfer to other assignments as advertised will be available to you. 

    ·        Newly hired Intelligence Research Specialists must successfully complete a 12-week Basic Intelligence Research Specialist (BIRS) Training Course at the DEA Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

    ·        Successful completion of an initial background investigation to include a polygraph and successful completion of periodic reinvestigations throughout your DEA career as well as adherence to the DEA Standards of Conduct.

    ·        Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).

    Education

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, click here.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here.

    Additional information

    Click the below links for additional information.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

    How to Claim Veterans' Preference

    Military Spouse Preference

    EEO Policy Statement

    Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site.

     

    If you meet the minimum qualifications of this position, you may be presented with instructions on how to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments system. An additional online writing assessment must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement unless you have requested Reasonable Accommodation for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Your results will be kept on record for one year when applying for future jobs that require the same USA Hire Competency Based Assessments.

    The results of the writing assessment will be combined with the results of the questionnaire to determine who will be invited to proceed with the Structured Interview.   Candidates will be contacted by telephone or email to schedule an appointment to complete the in-person Structured Interview. A panel of interviewers will evaluate candidates on each of the following competencies: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Problem Solving, Self-Management; Stress Tolerance; and Teamwork.

     

    Candidates must pass the structured interview to receive consideration for the position.

     

    Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request an RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, Procedures for Requesting a RA for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/images/1/14/USA_Hire_Reasonable_Accommodation_FAQs_-_01-26-17.pdf

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    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 of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents:
    • SF-50
    • Veterans Documents (as applicable)
    • Drug Questionnaire
    • Transcripts

    All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, and grade level.

    Transcripts: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

    If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here (https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/images/9/94/USA_Hire_Reasonable_Accommodation_Request_Form.pdf)

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System,  https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/.  

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.

    2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.

    3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date or the day we reach 2,500 applicants, whichever comes first.

    4. After submitting an online application, you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.

    5. If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments. Note, set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time, you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    You may update your application documents and some questions related to your personal information at any time during the announcement open period. However, you will not be able to make changes to questions related to assessing the minimum qualifications and competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics) mentioned in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section above. To make an allowed update to your application, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

    Agency contact information

    IRS Hiring

    Address

    Intel
    8701 Morrissette Drive
    Springfield, VA 22152
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    TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.


    Next steps

    If you meet the minimum qualifications of this position, you may be presented with instructions on how to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments system. An additional online writing assessment must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement unless you have requested Reasonable Accommodation for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Your results will be kept on record for one year when applying for future jobs that require the same USA Hire Competency Based Assessments.

    The results of the writing assessment will be combined with the results of the questionnaire to determine who will be invited to proceed with the Structured Interview.   Candidates will be contacted by telephone or email to schedule an appointment to complete the in-person Structured Interview. A panel of interviewers will evaluate candidates on each of the following competencies: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Problem Solving, Self-Management; Stress Tolerance; and Teamwork.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500801900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.