All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. HOWEVER, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE.
Specialized Experience: To qualify applicants must possess at least one (1) year of of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS/GG-05). Specialized experience is defined as: Assisting with intelligence related research utilizing library holdings, photographs, statistics, graphics and maps; gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare intelligence reports; conduct analysis of intelligence data to support conclusions and/or recommend actions.
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 Policies and Procedures
- Ability to Analyze and Solve Problems
- Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing
- Ability to Work Within a Team
Substitution of Education for Experience: The successful completion of ALL requirements for a closely related (CR) Bachelor's Degree; OR a non-closely related Bachelor's Degree (which includes 15 semester hours or 22 quarter hours of course work closely related (CR) to the position); OR a Bachelor's Degree with Superior Academic Achievement; OR a Bachelor's Degree with graduation from Military Intelligence Officer Course or Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education 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
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
"CLOSELY RELATED" Academic disciplines are degrees in the following majors:
- International Relations
- Foreign Area Studies
- Political Science
- Foreign Language
- Foreign Affairs
- International Law
- Military Science
- Social or Cultural Anthropology
- Physical/Chemical Science
The Superior Academic Achievement standard of OPM is applicable at grade GG-07 for those non-closely related Bachelor's Degree applicants whose curriculum did not include the specific specialized credit hours described above. To qualify for Superior Academic Achievement, you must have one of the following:
1. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply.
2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.
3. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.
4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies. Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim for Superior Academic Achievement must be based on class standing or membership in an Honor Society.
Combination of Education and Experience: If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 30. Add the two percentages. For example, an applicant who has 6 months of professional experience (50% of the experience requirement) and at least 9 semester hours of creditable graduate work (50% of the education required) could satisfy the qualifications requirements at the GS-7 level.
Credit for Reserve Duty: In order for Reserve Duty to be credited as specialized experience, it must be progressively responsible experience which has included intelligence and/or counterintelligence, research, writing, analysis, operations or management related to the positions being filled. Credit for time spent performing specialized duties will be calculated on the basis of a 2087 hour (260 day) work year. Time spent acquiring intelligence related (Military Intelligence MOS producing) training is creditable as specialized work experience.
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
May be required to undergo random
counterintelligence scope polygraph examination.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
Two-year trial period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted. However, if applying based on education, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
DCIPS Excepted Position.
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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.