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Job Title:Program Analyst (Intelligence Planner)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Defense

Job Announcement Number:OSD-13-797221

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, December 04, 2012 to Tuesday, December 18, 2012




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


DLA Human Resource Services
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I))

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Warfighter Support (WS)

Mission Statement:  The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for all intelligence, counterintelligence and security, and other intelligence-related matters. The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Warfighter Support (DUSD(WS)) is the chief advisor to the USD(I) on Department-wide intelligence and intelligence related activities affecting the warfighter.  DUSD(WS) ensures that intelligence support across the Department meets critical and timely warfighter needs and requirements by aligning policies and programs with current operational requirements and intelligence-related strategies and assessments, aligns selected cutting-edge and emerging intelligence-related technologies with warfighter needs, and oversees Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs, Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) support, Combatant Commander plans and support, Special Operations intelligence integration, and Special Technical and Cyber intelligence operations.


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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens; Current or Former Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area

Time and Grade Eligibility:
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (Merit Promotion procedures), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.

This Position is in the Excepted Service under Title 10, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel

System (DCIPS). This is a Full Time permanent position.


Excepted Service includes all positions in the executive branch of the Federal Government which are specifically excepted from the competitive service by or pursuant to statute, by the President, or by the Office of Personnel Management, and which are not in the Senior Executive Service.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Use the Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • This is an Excepted Service position.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a Special Sensitive/TS(SCI) clearance.


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  • Provides leadership and oversight of a wide ranging set of issues directly related to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) programs throughout the Department of Defense.
  • Conducts frequent, direct contact and coordination with senior officials and staffs within the DoD to include Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, The Services, the Joint Staff, and various offices within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
  • Interfaces with, coordinates, and advocates on ISR related activities/programs with the Intelligence Community, other non-DoD Departments and Agencies, industry, the Office of Management and Budget and appropriate members and committees of Congress. Prepares congressional justification materials, testimony, responses to information requests, speeches, briefings, and issue papers.
  • Develops and manages initiatives and actions relevant to agile and rapid response to ISR requirements identified through urgent operational needs and on-going or anticipated near-term contingency operations. 
  • Reviews, analyzes, and resolves complex and difficult ISR requirements, planing and policy issues involving support to the warfighter. Plans and coordinates the development of strategies to integrate and synchronize national and theater intelligence support to the Combatant Commands. Develops recommendations for alternatives including changes in resource allocations or policy.
  • Leads Department level and intelligence community level forums, working groups, and other activities related to providing ISR support to the warfighter. Provides authoritative advice and assistance and represents OUSD(I) as an expert consultant and technical authority.


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The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GG-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving 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.
Specialized experience required for this position is: 


  • Experience in providing technical, operational, programmatic, acquisition and communication issues to synchronize the delivery of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems and capabilities as they relate to military operations and concepts.
  • Knowledge of various intelligence disciplines to include SIGNIT, GEOINT, and MASINT. 
  • Prepare technical papers and provide recommendations regarding the capabilities of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems and related activities.  


Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Skill/experience in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations.

2. Ability to apply analytical techniques.

3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

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

TRAVEL: Occasionally
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is not telework eligible
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)

Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.


If moving from a Career/Career-Conditional Federal position you will be required to sign an Excepted
Service memorandum. Return to Competitive Service is based on your reinstatement eligibility.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process.  The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.

This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Highly-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis. 
Well-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Highly-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.


Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.


Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Highly Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.

How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: 

Flexible Spending Accounts -
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ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on (Tag Closing Date).  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: or or 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.
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:


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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.

To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet --  -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
OSD HR Servicing team at (614)692-2646 or email DHRS-DOSD@DLA.MIL for further assistance.


NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:

This EXCEPTED SERVICE position is open to all US Citizens (Public) and Current or Former Federal (Status) Employees. 
DEU/Public: Open to All U.S. Citizens. If you have never been a federal employee you would apply DEU/public. Merit/Status:  Open to Federal employees (Merit/Status candidates) and reinstatement eligible candidates. Must submit an SF50, Notification of Personnel Action, to show status eligibility. SF50 must show Tenure 1 or 2 (block 24) to show status eligibility. 

• Résumé
• Assessment Questionnaire
• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).

PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide: 


OSD HR Servicing team
Phone: (614)692-2646
Fax: (614)693-1505
TDD: 800-750-0750
Agency Information:
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Human Resources Directorate
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 03D08
Alexandria, VA
22350-3200 Fax: (614)693-1505


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
To check the status of your application, please check Application Manager. Go to 

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