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Job Title:Intelligence Operations Specialist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:Air 13-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Salt Lake City, UT United StatesView Map


United States Citizens




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Utah National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Utah National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Utah National Guard.

Upon completion of your application there is a page which reflects the following "Confirmation of your Submission to USA Staffing Application Manager".  Please print this page and keep it in your records as completion of intent to apply for a vacancy.  This page provides information about the job applied for and the date and time of submission. 

If you do not receive the “Confirmation of your Submission” page or have questions regarding the use of USA Jobs please contact the HRO at 801-432-4241 or 801-432-4239.


  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Shift work may be required.


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This position is located in the Intelligence exploitation section at an Air National Guard (ANG) Intelligence unit. The primary purpose of the position is to perform specialized intelligence duties as a Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) unit crew commander and to train assigned military unit members in the duties and functions associated with multi-intelligence (multi-INT) Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED) activities.  Provides real-time TPED support to National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Air Operations Centers (AOCs), and US and coalition airborne assets in exercises and contingency operations.  Ensures real-time and near-real-time multi-INT reporting and analysis by all exploitation sections.  Serves as a ISR unit crew commander, responsible and accountable for all facets of ISR unit operations and production to include time critical targeting (TCT), direct threat warning, battle damage assessment, combat identification, combat search and rescue, multi-INT correlation, threat analysis, mapping, intelligence preparation of the battlespace, situation monitoring, and mission reporting.  Directs multi-INT correlation of data from multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and intelligence products.  Approves dynamic sensor retasking and updates to navigation and collection plans based on time critical information and cross-cueing sensor/tip-offs from other platforms.  Assesses incoming and exploited mission data and provides cross-cueing sensor/tip-offs to other platforms and exploitation sections improving multi-INT correlation.  Ensures crewmembers are updating Air Force ISR unit components and C4I nodes on mission findings.  Ensures information is dispatched to National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force MAJCOMs, and AOCs to insure receipt for timely insertion into the aerospace campaign plan.  Establishes crewmember duties relating to the reception and correlation of multi-INT reports, tasking requests, and updated collection plans.  Dynamically manages mission planning, programming, and reprogramming of ISR assets (ISR battle management), including commercial satellites, and allocate the reconnaissance workload across platforms, and verify automated and combined navigation and imagery intelligence (IMINT), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and measurements and signatures intelligence (MASINT) collection plans for each mission.  Leads pre-mission conferences to outline mission objectives, potential threats, and possible outcomes.  Provides input on performance evaluation, career guidance, and technical assistance to full-time and traditional intelligence personnel.  Establishes intelligence information requirements, procedures, and work schedules not predetermined by higher headquarters.  Assigns in writing specific programs and duties to full-time and traditional intelligence personnel in accordance with applicable Air Force, MAJCOM, and ANG instructions.  Develops and refines tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) and concepts of operations (CONOPS) to resolve unprecedented intelligence problems and develops experimental approaches and solutions.  Reviews and approves post-mission reports containing the analysis derived from each exploitation function.  Prepares and releases the final ISR unit crew commander post-mission report.  Briefs analysis findings and estimates to the unit commander and mission planners.  Publishes finished reports and documents for use by decision-makers in the squadron, AOC, Air Force MAJCOMs, Joint Commands, and the National Agencies. Researches, analyzes, and plans overall ISR unit crew exploitation activities in preparation for operational missions.  Manages allotted resources for operations and analysis activities.  Communicates with other intelligence departments and agencies to share data and techniques, findings, and planning for future operations.  Assures ISR unit crews maintain the capability to provide timely and accurate operational intelligence support and fully trained intelligence personnel during exercises and contingency operations.  Coordinates with the gaining command on operational intelligence elements needed to carry out coordination and liaison with counterparts and colleagues in such other major command intelligence organizations as Air Combat Command (ACC), National Guard Bureau (NGB), United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and such other governmental agencies as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), US Space Command (SPACECOM), Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Incumbent represents the organization at interagency conferences and meetings that deal with specialty functions and internal training requirements at the unit level.  Recognized as an organization expert within functional assignment.  Serves as the unit authority on all aspects of ISR unit internal training.  Commits personnel to missions and special exercises, including coordinating with outside agencies, under the general direction of the unit commander.  Represents the unit in making agreements and commitments within the scope of his/her assigned functional area of expertise.  Provides guidance and assistance to unit and gaining command intelligence specialists and serves to coordinate on projects jointly undertaken by the unit, gaining command, and other organizations. Coordinates  ISR unit training requirements with gaining command intelligence section.  Oversees the development of objectives and work schedules for training assigned ISR unit members during Unit Training Assemblies (UTA), Annual Training (AT), and unit deployments.  Identifies training requirements and conducts or organizes training courses for intelligence personnel on ISR unit mission related subjects.  Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME), trainer, and task certifier for all ISR unit Initial Qualification Training (IQT), Mission Qualification Training (MQT), and Continuation Training (CT).  Incumbent works with the subordinates and Unit Training Manager to identify shortfalls and develop plans to correct them.  Plans, organizes, establishes, and manages the methodology for deployment and conduct of intelligence operations during contingency operations.  Oversees the ISR unit mobility program and the pre-deployment spin-up training program for unit personnel.  Identifies and corrects mobility deficiencies.  Identifies required intelligence equipment and publications for home station and deployed operations.  Prepares and manages the budgeting of fiscal resources for the ISR unit.  Consults and contributes budgetary expertise to all aspects of intelligence operations.  Assesses the application of the ISR unit budget and forecasts the resources necessary for future requirements.  Forecasts future formal training requirements for full-time and traditional ISR unit members.  Performs other duties as assigned.


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LOCATION OF POSITION:  169th Intelligence Squadron, Salt Lake City, Utah





MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


VICE:  Kathryn Hollis


PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  This position has no known promotion potential.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: For successful performance in this position, each applicant must fully justify on their application how they meet each KSA listed.

1.  Ability to formulate policies, direct and coordinate intelligence activities.


2.  Knowledge of intelligence organizations and systems.


3.  Ability to analyze and evaluate raw data in order to provide finished reports.


4.  Skill in researching and compiling intelligence information to be disseminated.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance with SCI access.  Must also be able to pass a Class III Flight Physical.

GS-12 requires 36 months of specialized experience.


Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations.  Experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others.  Experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire. 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

Airman who accept a technician position will be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).

Indefinite positions may be converted to permanent status without further competition.



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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. 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 addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For addtional information visit:

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Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For addtional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for addtional information visit:

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Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For addtional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the  National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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Each applicant must FULLY SUBSTANTIATE on their application how they meet the requirements listed in the specialized experience area; otherwise applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. Applications will be evaluated solely on information supplied in the application (OF 612) or resume. Experience will be evaluated based on relevance to the position for which application is being made. Include job titles, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours per week, salary, duties/accomplishments, employer(s) name and address, and supervisor(s) name/phone number and permission to contact


To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.      Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.      Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.


Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, January 24, 2013

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.      Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.      Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 823002. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.      Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

·         If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.


Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.      You can 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 or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.      You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

·         By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need 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 which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.




For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • Current Resume

To submit the document requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

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


Martina L. Conner
Phone: (801)432-4239
Fax: (801)523-4700
Agency Information:
Utah National Guard
Human Resources Office
12953 S Minuteman Drive
Attn HRO Jodie
Draper, UT
Fax: (801)523-4700


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgment email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


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