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Job Title:Intelligence Research Specialist, GS-0132-14

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-04-IN-00116

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Friday, November 16, 2012 to Wednesday, December 05, 2012




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US




The Department of Energy's (DOE's) overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website the following link DOE

The DOE Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in its Counterintelligence (CI) Directorate in Washington D.C.  The CI Directorate develops and implements an effective CI program to support the Department and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The CI Directorate establishes goals and objectives and works to identify, neutralize and deter foreign government or industrial intelligence activities directed at or involving DOE/NNSA programs, personnel, facilities, technologies, classified information and unclassified sensitive information, complex wide.  If selected, you will be responsible for conducting national-level analysis and producing analytical products which assess the adversaries’ exploitation of the Department’s critical technologies and information.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-13-MP-03-IN-00116 which closes on 12/5/12.  You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • All supplemental documentation MUST BE received by the closing date.
  • Meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date.


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The person selected for this position will  work closely with management to interpret data breaches against DOE networks for inclusion in threat assessments.  Major duties include the following:
  --Conducts liaison within the United States Intelligence Communities to further analytical objectives and goals and share counterintelligence cyber-related analysis.
  --Makes oral presentations, which convey ideas, facts, conclusions, estimates, and projections, to a wide variety of DOE and United States Counterintelligence and Intelligence Community senior level personnel.
  --Acts as a recognized expert in traditional foreign intelligence threat/counterintelligence issues with an analysis dimension, demonstrating critical thinking skills, strong collaboration skills, and a customer focus.
  --Handles classified documents, works with classified computer systems, and ensures proper security requirements are met. 

  --Position requires the competency of a senior intelligence analyst with advanced skills in writing as well as application of analytic tradecraft, while having a thorough understanding of cyber related intelligence.

  --Works closely with the DOE IN Cyber Directorate to obtain data on penetrations and attempted penetrations against DOE networks, then interprets and assesses the data for inclusion in threat assessments and other analytic products as required.


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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience providing, coordinating, managing, and conducting all-sources research and tactical and strategic analyses in support of multi-disciplinary CI investigations.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):
1. Expert knowledge of the mission, structure, and key intelligence programs of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) including: international political, economic, and military matters; all aspects of the intelligence process; and its various agencies and key programs.
2. Ability to evaluate the importance of international situations/problems, present well-considered, sound suggestions, draw working hypotheses and test them empirically.
3. Mastery of the Intelligence Community, including intelligence production and intelligence/counterintelligence, its means and methods, collection requirements and reporting systems, and analysis methods.
4.  Expert knowledge of CI tradecraft and operations activities.
5.  Knowledge of the full range of CI regulations, policies and procedures.
6.  Thorough knowledge of the foreign intelligence threat spectrum.
7.  Advanced oral and written communication abilities.

Although a degree is not required, your educational background will be strongly considered in the evaluation of your overall qualifications for this position. Supporting documentation of your education and training is appreciated, even though not required for this position. Please fax all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.
EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement).

The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent have access to documents and/or material containing Secret Restricted Data which are related to sensitive issues.  Therefore, the position demands the highest degree of public trust and requires that the incumbent possess a DOE "Q" Clearance.  This position has also been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.  Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period.  A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.


Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified".  Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS


Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site.

The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.


1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info).
2. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
3. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
4. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
5. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.
6. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES 
7. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS

HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer
2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.


Angela English
Phone: 202-287-5856
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-586-8155
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.

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