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Job Title:  Cyber Intelligence Analyst (FBI)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Federal Bureau of Investigation
Job Announcement Number:  FO-2013-0015

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$33,979.00 to $54,028.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Friday, February 01, 2013
Full Time/Excepted Service - Permanent
Many vacancies in the following location:
FBI - Location Determined by the needs of the FBI, US
Open to current FBI employees in all locations.  This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number FO-2013-0009. Candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.

Applications will not be accepted from outside the area of consideration.




*For a list of degrees and/or work experiences being sought, see the CURRENT NEEDS OF THE CYBER PROGRAM section below.


The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high pressure and demanding team environment. 

Intelligence Analysts at the FBI are on the frontline of protecting America's national security.  They piece together disparate bits of information to form integrated views on issues of national security and public safety by utilizing language, cultural and historical knowledge; leveraging local and national intelligence databases; analyzing intelligence collected in the field offices; and developing fact-based conclusions and intelligence reports.  Now more than ever, the global intelligence workforce must seamlessly combine their talents to protect the nation.


With private and public sector reliance on computer technology, cyber security is becoming more and more critical.   At the FBI, our priority is to protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes. As such, the FBI is seeking applicants for the Intelligence Analyst Cyber Career Path to support a diverse and complex caseload.

As a Cyber IA, you may be asked to use your skills to:

  • Work on multi-faceted investigations of high-tech crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online exploitation, and major cyber frauds
  • Identify and investigate individuals or groups involved in Foreign Intelligence incidents, Terrorist Groups/Threats and Criminal Organizations
  • Counteract operations that target National Security and U.S. Intellectual property so as to prevent and respond to potentially disabling attacks on the nation’s physical and electronic infrastructure, i.e. banks, water and food supply, etc.
  • Participate in on-going efforts to dismantle national and transnational organized crime engaged in online fraud and everyday cyber crime

As a member of the FBI team, you will have the unique opportunity to lead from within your community, contribute to large and small-scale investigations and lend your talents to cases that impact the nation on a global scale.  

Learn more about FBI IAs.



To be eligible for this posting, applicants must have: 

(1) One of the following degrees being sought OR (2) At least one year of the backgrounds/work experiences detailed below.

Degrees Being Sought:

  • Applied & Computational Mathematics
  • Computer & Digital Forensics
  • Computer & Information Security
  • Computer Forensics and/or Digital Investigations
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Information Technology Education
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Technician
  • Cyber Security
  • Database Development
  • Digital Investigations Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Enterprise Computing
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Information Science
  • Information Management
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Network and Telecommunications Management
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development

Backgrounds/Work Experience Being Sought:

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Network Design
  • Computer or Network Penetration Testing
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Software Development
  • Cyber Investigations
  • Database Development
  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Internetworking Technologies (Routers/Bridges/Gateways/Firewalls/Hubs/LANS/WANS)
  • Malware Analysis
  • Network Administration
  • Network Security Auditing
  • Network Traffic Analysis
  • Non-Introductory teaching of any of the above areas at the college level or in industry
  • Operating Systems Enterprise Administration
  • Working with SCADA/ICS Systems 


  • Must be able to obtain a SCI Security Clearance
  • Must successfully pass all assessments in the IA hiring process
  • Must successfully complete the 9-11 week Intelligence Basic Course


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  • Seek, capture, consolidate and synthesize locally relevant data to create and maintain baseline domain awareness for the office's area of responsibility, including observed and potential threat components, indicators, vulnerabilities, and domain intelligence gaps.
  • Develop and maintain source identification products to develop new collection sources when existing sources cannot fill intelligence and/or investigative gaps.
  • Receive and analyze information assessing office collection capabilities (i.e., reporting history, quantity, access and placement, availability, reliability and capability of human source, technical, and physical coverage against its priority criminal and national security threats, indicators and gaps).

Learn more about FBI IAs.


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The FBI adheres to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards for the 0132 job series.

For the GS 7, applicants may qualify in one of three ways:

1. Applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree and meet the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement through (1) class standing (applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class), (2) a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, as recorded on an official college transcript, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of curriculum, or (3) honor society membership


2. One full year of graduate level education


3. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 5 level

For the GS 9, applicants may qualify in one of two ways:

1. Applicant must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B.


2. One year specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 level

Specialized experience for the GS 7 and 9 is experience advising, administering, or performing work in the collection, analysis, management, evaluation, interpretation or dissemination of intelligence information on political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, scientific or military conditions, trends and forces in foreign/domestic areas which directly/ indirectly affect national security. This experience may have been gained through military service.

Other acceptable experience for the GS 7 and 9 includes two years of experience gained in a position that involves the exercise of analytical ability, judgment, discretion and personal responsibility for an organized body of knowledge. We recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards for additional details regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated.

We recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards for additional details regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated.

Candidates qualifying on anticipated academic degrees are eligible to apply now, and must be able to provide official transcripts showing degree completion prior to on-boarding. Please note anticipated graduation date on your resume. For candidates not qualifying through education, qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status. Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

IA applicants will be required to successfully complete a series of assessments, known as the Intelligence Analyst Selection Process (IASP), prior to being considered for any vacancy. 

Newly hired IAs will be required to complete a 10-week IA training course while housed at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, away from family.  Failure to successfully complete the training may result in dismissal from the FBI. 

All newly hired FBI IAs will also be required to sign a mobility service agreement indicating their willingness to relocate to any field office, based on the needs of the FBI. Throughout your career, you must be available for temporary duty assignments, anywhere in the world, on either a temporary or a long-term basis.  Additionally, IAs work a minimum of a 40-hour workweek, which may include odd hours, and, in some instances, be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends. 

You may be required to sign a service agreement with the FBI agreeing to remain in the IA position for an allotted amount of time.  If said service agreement is broken, you may be required to reimburse training costs and may be precluded from future employment with the FBI.  


During the FBIs IA Selection Process, applicants will be assessed for the following competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Initiative 
  • Organizing & Planning
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Communication


The FBI has implemented a new selection process for Intelligence Analysts. All IA applicants must successfully complete each phase of the IASP to be eligible for an IA position at the FBI. Applicants must pass the following steps in order to meet hiring qualifications:

  1. A preliminary application screening to ensure eligibility, willingness and awareness of the Intelligence Analyst position: After this vacancy closes, all applicants will be screened for preliminary requirements, including qualification standards, suitability, interview eligibility and basic background and criminal checks. Note: Any information provided in this application can be used to determine your suitability for employment.

  2. Phase I: Computer-based test focused on analytical thinking, logical reasoning and personal experiences: Applicants who pass preliminary screening will be invited to take the Phase I test at a local testing site. Applicants will have 21 days from the date of invitation to schedule and complete the test. Applicants who fail the Phase I test must wait at least 12 months before retaking the test. Applicants are allowed one (1) retest.  If you were previously afforded a Phase I test and passed, your scores are good for life; however, you must still participate in the additional phases of IA testing (described below).

  3. Phase II: Writing Assessment simulating the IA’s role in reviewing intelligence and preparing an intelligence product:  Applicants who have passed Phase I testing will be invited to take the Phase II Writing Assessment at a local testing site. Applicants will have 21 days from the date of invitation to schedule and complete the test. Applicants who fail the Phase II test must wait at least 12 months before retaking the test. Applicants are allowed one (1) retest.  A passing score on the Phase II Writing Assessment is good for life.

  4. Phase III: Structured Interview assessing oral communication, interpersonal skills, organizing and planning, and analytical thinking:  Once applicants pass the Phase II Writing Assessment, their resumes will be sorted based on the location preference selected in the application. As IA vacancies become available, resumes will be referred to selecting officials based on the skills and experience needs of that particular vacancy. Applicants will be contacted by a hiring manager for an interview ONLY if their specialized skills, experiences and location preference match the requirements of a particular vacancy. Note: You will be allowed to select three (3) location preferences in your application. The FBI reserves the right to discontinue your application if you are offered a position for your location preference and subsequently turn it down.  Applicants are allowed one (1) interview opportunity per hiring cycle and only two (2) interview opportunities in a lifetime (an interview and a re-interview). Applicants who fail the new IASP Phase III Structured Interview must wait at least 12 months before re-interviewing. Applicants are allowed one (1) re-interview. All applicants must participate in the new Structured Interview, regardless of previous interview scores.  Availability of overseas structured interview locations is extremely limited, and at the FBI’s discretion.  A passing interview score does not guarantee selection. 

  5. Conditional Job Offer:  Only applicants who pass the Phase III Structured Interview and are selected for the position will be given a conditional job offer. The conditional job offer is contingent upon successfully obtaining a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Clearance, which requires passing a polygraph examination, drug test, and comprehensive background investigation.

  6. Polygraph examination, drug test and comprehensive background investigation:  Please review the FBI's drug policy, disqualifiers, background investigation process, and background investigation forms.  Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

Only those applicants, who pass Phases I and II, and whose skills, experiences and location preferences match the needs of a particular vacancy, may be selected for an interview. Education and experience requirements vary depending on the job role of the position.


Disclosure prohibitions: regarding the Intelligence Analyst Selection Process (IASP) (application, testing, background investigation, etc.): Discussing and/or providing details regarding the FBI Intelligence Analyst Selection Process (IASP), i.e. Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Background Investigation, etc., via blogs, personal websites, postings on wikis and other interactive social media sites including IASP comments made online on the public internet, and in responding to comments from posters either publicly or via email, may result in the discontinuation of your application as well as potential legal response(s).         



The invitation for the Phase I and Phase II asessment will be sent to the e-mail address you have on file with this application. The e-mail invitation will NOT be sent by the FBI; it will be sent by pan, the testing company utilized by the FBI for applicant testing, with a “” address.


Please ensure your e-mail program is set to receive this notification and/or check your junk mail for same. The FBI is not responsible for unread or non-received e-mails. Applicants must be stateside to undergo the computer-based testing.

The assessment is NOT an online exam – it is a computer test administered at local testing facilities.


*For a list of degrees and/or work experiences being sought, see the CURRENT NEEDS OF THE IA CYBER PROGRAM section above.

Applicants will be rated based on education, work experience, and specialized skills.  Your resume should substantiate all responses made on the application or you may be deemed ineligible.  When describing your background and/or work experience, be sure to provide very specific technical detail, including the complexity of the situations you encountered while acquiring that experience, the role or position you held, and the steps you took to resolve the situation.

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The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  

Please review the Benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Probationary Period:  If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you are a current FBI employee or a DOJ employee who has successfully completely a probationary period as an IA.  Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded. 

Relocation expenses:  Relocation expenses may be borne by the FBI. Generally, following a COST TRANSFER, you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFERs require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, please visit Veterans' Preference for information on how to claim veteran's preference.

Contact Information:  Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Promotion Potential:  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, the continuing need for higher-graded assignments, and the candidate's demonstrated ability to perform higher-level duties. 

Management has the prerogative to select at any grade for which this position has been announced.

Excepted Service:  The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

Reasonable Accommodation: The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

EEO Policy:  The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors 


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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Step 1 - Establish an Account

On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.

Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume

To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire. Resumes should not be sent directly to

Step 3 - Apply Online

Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application

If this is your first time on website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents

Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation. Follow the instructions provided.

Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission

Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You are encouraged to generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status. If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.


Note: All applicants must resubmit any required documents to vacancy regardless of previous applications.

To apply for this position, you must provide, by the closing date, a complete application package which includes:

1. Your résumé and cover letter (optional)

2. A complete assessment questionnaire and,

3. Other supporting documents:

  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action and most recent Performance Appraisal
    Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.

For Veterans: DD 214; For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later. 


Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Mail Stop GP-701
Attn: Staffing Unit
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Applicants will receive a confirmation screen once the application is successfully submitted. Those qualified applicants will receive an electronic mail invitation for the Phase I analytical testing.  Applicants must be state-side to undergo the analytical test.


Please ensure your browser is set to receive notifications and/or check your junk mail for same. The FBI is not responsible for unread or non-received e-mails.

If you would like to know what to expect after the analytical testing, please review the Candidate Information Packet.

You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

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