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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Intelligence Operations Specialist

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:DHS Headquarters

Job Announcement Number:GV-691293-DS-12

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 3, 2012 to Thursday, August 9, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0132-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Mission Support Specialist (Intelligence) and subject matter expert within the Intelligence Community, executing intelligence program research and analysis in support of homeland security. This is work that may have world-wide implications and impact.

 This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret clearance with SCI.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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As an Intelligence Operations Specialist with DHS I&A, you will:  

  • Monitor intelligence activities and programs in a given area of responsibility and evaluate this information to determine its implications.
  • Screen, evaluate, consolidate, and analyze large quantities of information from various sources and develop recommendations to advise management of any developments requiring immediate action.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of organizational intelligence and/or intelligence support programs or projects.
  • Research and investigate new or improved business and management practices for application to organizational programs or operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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One full year of specialized Intelligence Operations/Analysis experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which required you to perform the following duties: 1) conduct in-depth intelligence studies using intelligence and process improvement techniques to assess present and future impact on homeland security; 2) screen, evaluate, consolidate, and analyze a large quantity of intelligence data from various sources and advise management of any developments requiring immediate action; 3) develop and maintain liaison with counterparts in the intelligence and law enforcement communities; and 4) provide authoritative advice and guidance in the resolution of complex intelligence and intelligence management issues.  

NOTE: To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must explicitly support this response.

The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement in this Top Secret SCI position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of the three categories based on your experience, education and training. The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:

 

  1. KNOWLEDGE OF ANALYTICAL PRINCIPLES AND RESEARCH METHODS RELATED TO INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS.
  2. SKILL IN ASSESSING THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SUBSTANTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS OR OPERATIONS
  3. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE COMPLEX INFORMATION VERBALLY TO VARIOUS LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL
  4. ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE COMPLEX INTELLIGENCE MATERIAL IN WRITING

 

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. 

Veterans:   Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.   Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  For information on veterans' preference, please click here.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/content_multi_image_0016.shtm."



OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: This position is being filled at the full performance level. 

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

 Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

 

Veterans, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

If you are a person with disabilities see http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities, you may qualify for a Schedule A appointment (a special authority used to hire people with mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities who have documentation from a licensed medical professional or other entity (such as rehab counselor)?  If you qualify for Schedule A, you must submit appropriate documentation. For more information to determine your eligibility or to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, you may click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Thursday, August 09, 2012 . To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX , document your responses to the assessment questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire , and use the official FAX coversheet found here .

Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Your résumé.
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Are you qualifying based on education? Not applicable for this case
  4. Are you a veteran? Submit Copy of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) that shows your type of discharge and character of service. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans' information.
  5. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit:
    • a copy of your agency notice,
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, duty location and full performance level.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah A. Shreve
Phone: (415)281-7087
Email: DEBORAH.SHREVE@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
Washington, DC
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final job offer within 60 after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Job Announcement Number:

GV-691293-DS-12

Control Number:

322059100