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Job Title:Intelligence Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:AI-CIP-13-1461

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 03, 2013 to Friday, May 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0132-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

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 Cyber Command (ARCYBER) in Fort Belvoir, VA.

  • This is a Career Program (CP) #35 position.
  •  If selected for this position, a signed mobility agreement is a condition of employment. This agreement states that in order to be placed in the intern program, or upon graduation from the intern program, you may be assigned to any location, within the Department of Army and that you will move to the new duty location. Failure to relocate can be used as the basis for non-selection. Failure to relocate after appointment can be the basis for your removal from Federal service.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Selectees must sign a mobility agreement at the time of job offer.
  • Payment of moving expenses is authorized.
  • Up to 10% Business Travel required.

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as a career intern in the General Intelligence Center Intern Program.
  • Performs developmental assignments designed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform intelligence analysis, processing and reporting with intelligence assignments in the areas of intelligence research, intelligence in support of cyberspace operations, and counterintelligence analytic support.
  • Assist senior intelligence specialist in compiling data and conducting research in the intelligence areas.
  • Performs duties such as: gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare reports; conducting analyses of data to support conclusions or recommendations for actions; conducts basic intelligence analysis and provides narrative assessment to support intelligence briefings, assessments, and planning.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

    "CLOSELY RELATED" Academic disciplines are degrees in the following majors:

    • International Relations
    • Foreign Area Studies
    • Political Science
    • Geography
    • Foreign Language
    • Foreign Affairs
    • International Law
    • History
    • Economics
    • Demography
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
    • Military Science
    • Cartography
    • 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.


  • 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.
  • Other Requirements:
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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.


    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 and alternate work schedules
    •  Paid employment related training and education
    •  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    •  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

    This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



    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.
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    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
    Friday, May 10, 2013To 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 ID882001.  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.
    • Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application if you are qualifying based on solely on education or a combination of education and experience.
    •Current Federal emoloyees MUST submit documents verifying current employment with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: a SF-50 or DD3434;
    • Veterans Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. 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.

    If qualifications are being met exclusively through education, transcripts must be submitted that permit the calculation of a grade point average for ALL courses taken to include transfer courses that led to the undergraduate/graduate degree. Transcripts must include ALL course names, the number of semester hours, and the grade received. If a COMPLETE GPA cannot be calculated by this office due to missing semester hours/grade, your application will be rated "INELIGIBLE."

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR
    PECH-NCR-B Bldg 104 1st Floor
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL
    61299
    USA

    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: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL


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    Job Announcement Number:

    AI-CIP-13-1461

    Control Number:

    342549800