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Job Title:Intelligence Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

Job Announcement Number:WTST13314550850604

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$42,209.00 to $54,875.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0132-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Dept of the Army Employees-Residing in the Local Commute Area APG, MD

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25.  This position is located at the US ARMY RESEARCH, DEV AND ENGR COMMAND, Associate Dir For Laboratory OPS, Experimentation Support Group, Intelligence & Security, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.

 

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENTAL POSITION: Upon meeting regulatory and performance requirements may be promoted non-competitively to the target level of GG-11, through the intervening grade of GG-09. 

 

Who May Apply:

Dept of the Army Employees-Residing in the Local Commute

Area APG, MD.

This is a Career Program Position (CP) [35]

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • PCS is NOT authorized.
  • TDY is 10%.

DUTIES:

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Serve in an entry trainee capacity receiving formal and on-the-job training in the intelligence career field. Receive concentrated and intensive on-the-job training in the areas of intelligence collection, production, analysis, and dissemination. Assignments are designed to provide the incumbent with training and experience leading to the next higher grade.

 

You will perform assigned portions of intelligence projects to include monitoring the implementation of policies in the intelligence arena; developing and carrying out local directives and guidance; maintaining program records and preparing/submitting reports, and developing information papers and briefings. Conduct research in the areas of intelligence in support of larger assignments.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GG-05).  Specialized experience is defined as:  Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled. Creditable specialized experience may include previous military intelligence experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency as long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series. This experience should demonstrate (1) Basic knowledge of intelligence related functions. (2) Ability to conduct research and analysis. (3) Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
 

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Progressively responsible experience is that which has included intelligence-related research, analysis, collections and /or operations. This experience should have included intelligence analysis and/or production, intelligence collection and/or operations, counterintelligence, or threat support directly related to the position to be filled. Creditable specialized experience may include previous military intelligence experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency as long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series. This experience should demonstrate: Knowledge of intelligence processes, cycle and organizations; Knowledge of and/or ability to use research tools such as library holdings, photographs, statistics, graphics and maps; Knowledge of the systems, procedures and methods of analyzing, compiling, reporting and disseminating intelligence data; and/or Knowledge of organization(s) for and methods of collecting and analyzing intelligence data.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:  

 

  • KNOWLEDGE OF INTELLIGENCE RELATED FUNCTIONS.
  • ABILITY TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS.
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE BOTH ORALLY AND IN WRITING. 

 


Education may be Substituted for Experience:  At the GG-07 level: Bachelor’s degree (which included 15 semester or 22 quarter hours of course work closely related to the position, OR a Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement OR Bachelor’s degree with graduation from Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course or Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course or 1 year of specialized experienced directly relating to the position being filled and equivalent to the next lower grade level.

 

Foreign education must be evaluated for U. S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

 

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute educaiton for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U. S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

May be required to complete a two year trial period. 

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

-Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a single-scope background investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI)

 

-In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, employee must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.  Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

 

At a minimum your resume must reflect one year of demonstrated experience performing the duties listed above (specialized experience) which must be comparable to the next lower GG. You must document that you have a current successful performance evaluation. Education may be substituted for experience for some positions. If you feel your education is relevant to the position being filled, you must include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, specific courses and course hours in your major on your resume.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.


    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

     

    Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 850604.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

      Preference, please click this link:http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's

      documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W262AA EXP SUPPORT GROUP
    Dev and Engr Cmd
    EXP SUPPORT GROUP
    Intelligence and Security
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

      

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTST13314550850604

    Control Number:

    338834300