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Job Title:Intelligence Research Specialist, GS-0132-13

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:U.S. Coast Guard

Job Announcement Number:13-1188-HQ-PW-M

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:

Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Thursday, December 27, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0132-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a full-time position.
- This is a permanent appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Suitland, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This vacancy is open to Status Candidates and other eligibles.  

For definitions of terms found in this announcement click here

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.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located at the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC), a tenant command at the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC), at Suitland, MD.                                                                 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant is subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • This position requires travel.

DUTIES:

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This position is located at the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC), a tenant command at the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC), at Suitland, MD. The incumbent will serve as an Intelligence Production Officer, producing reports and assessments from existing intelligence products.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

 

* Editing, creating layout, validating accuracy of facts, ensuring proper classification, and disseminating intelligence in a variety of formats and media.

 

* Applying methods to screen and synthesize vast information and translate it into policy relevant production.

 

* Evaluating the validity, accuracy, and reliability of information received from a wide variety of sources.

 

* Planning, developing, organizing, and conducting special research studies providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues.

 

* Preparing a wide range of analytical products to clearly, concisely, and coherently characterize the policy significance and implications of the issues and developments in the assigned area.

 

* Establishing key international liaison to obtain critical sources of operations intelligence and maintains liaison with other intelligence agencies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-13 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. 

 

Examples of specialized experience include performing complex intelligence analysis and collection management tasks using technical intelligence methods. Work should include independently collecting, evaluating, interpreting, and integrating data from multiple sources concerning the relevance and significance of developments devising valid methods of synthesizing vast amounts of information and translating it into policy-relevant intelligence; validating and ascertaining the reliability of information by consulting with other senior intelligence analysts; Producing reports and assessments from existing intelligence products. Planning, coordinating and revising products, reports and media from existing content for dissemination in a wide variety of media formats. Identifying intelligence gaps, writing and reviewing intelligence analyses or assessments, briefings, studies, estimates, and evaluations; developing analytical tools, methodologies, and other products (e.g., data bases, studies, estimates); and representing the organization/agency in bilateral negotiations and international delegations. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

 


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures.   

Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

  1. Knowledge of the functions and operations of other intelligence organizations.
  2. Knowledge of the interplay of geographical, political, military, economic, and industrial forces in various regions.
  3. Skill in applying methods to screen and synthesize vast information and translate it into policy relevant production.
  4. Skill in planning, developing, organizing and conducting special research studies, providing comprehensive assessments of broad, exceptionally complex, or highly sensitive issues.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain key international liaison as well as inter-agency liaison. 

Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.     

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.                                    


To preview questions 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 www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to
serve a one-year probationary period.

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

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources

Competitive status is not required if the person selected is an individual with a disability who is eligible for appointment under Schedule A of the excepted service.  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6328.  Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application

    Resume
    Responses to on-line core questions
    Responses to on-line self-assessment
    Supporting documents, if requested

High self assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume and/or supporting documents may impact you or eliminate you from consideration.  

Applicants who are claiming eligibility under the VEOA and/or VRA authorities are encouraged to submit a DD-214 Member 4 copy at the time of application.  If you are unable to provide the necessary supporting documents at the time of selection it may impact your selection eligibility.

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

30% Disabled Veterans must submit an SF-15, DD-214 which includes Character of Service AND the VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.  If currently Active Duty and you do not have a DD-214 you may submit a Statement of Service or Proof of Service letter; however, the statement MUST include Character of Service.

The SF-15 can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

For more information about veterans preference click here.
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/qaspouse/index.aspx


Eligibles under Executive Order 13473  (noncompetitive appointment of certain military spouses) must submit proof of eligibility. At a minimum to confirm eligibility for purposes of appointment based on relocation under these provisions a spouse of a service member must provide a copy of the marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and a copy of the military PCS orders assigning the service member to a certain post.  The PCS orders must state the member's spouse was authorized on the military orders.  Proof of eligibility based on disability and deaths resulting from active duty service is outlined here.

CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

Schedule A Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility.  Federal hiring officials are authorized to use an Excepted Service Hiring Authority, Schedule A, 213.3102(u), to select applicants without going through the competitive examining process, when considering certain people with disabilities (those who have a severe physical, cognitive or emotional disability or a history of having such disabilities or are perceived as having such disabilities).  Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities
  
All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents.  A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail but must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),
ATTN CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES,
US COAST GUARD, 4200 WILSON BLVD STE 800 STOP 7130, ARLINGTON, VA 20598-7130.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: mgshelp@monster.com
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
4200 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 800, Stop 130
Attn: Human Resource Service Center Headquarters
Arlington, VA
20598-7130
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking.  The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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Job Announcement Number:

13-1188-HQ-PW-M

Control Number:

333601700