You qualify at the GS-09 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Providing assistance to senior specialists in the collection of intelligence information to identify trends, patterns, profiles, estimates and studies;
- Reviewing data, research and analysis to develop and produce intelligence products;
- Assisting in the implementation of intelligence collection plans by carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects;
- Processing and evaluating volumes of intelligence information from a variety of sources;
- Identifying and recommending solutions to analytical problems;
- Disseminating intelligence products using prescribed methods.
You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Processing/evaluating intelligence information and identifying/recommending solutions to a wide range of analytical problems;
- Analyzing intelligence data from a variety of sources to develop trends/patterns/profiles/estimates/studies;
- Preparing preliminary/finished intelligence products and disseminating the products to the appropriate officials;
- Participating in liaison activities;
- Ensuring that intelligence data is properly classified/stored/handled in accordance with pertinent directives.
You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Applying (and modifying, if necessary) established intelligence practices to specific problems which involve variables;
- Preparing intelligence reports/collection manuals/instructions to field collectors;
- Evaluating incoming reports/information;
- Making agreements/commitments at meetings and conferences in accordance with previously received instructions;
- Performing liaison functions with other organizations, including effectively presenting the organization's needs and establishing harmonious working relations with counterparts.
You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Reviewing/processing/evaluating intelligence information from a variety of sources using creative methodologies to develop trends/patterns/profiles/estimates/studies, and tactical interdiction information as well as to solve unusual problems;
- Developing intelligence collection plans, including the most complex/difficult assignments; collecting intelligence to support specific long range planning/programs/activities;
- Selecting the proper methods of dissemination for intelligence products, disseminating intelligence products, researching/analyzing information to develop and publish intelligence products;
- Participating in/leading inter-agency committees/making agreements/commitments in accordance with received instructions.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify for a GS-09 position:
You may substitute successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a L.L.B/J.D. degree for the experience required at the GS-9 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours.
In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify for a GS-11 position:
You may substitute successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M, if related, in an accredited college or university for experience required at the GS-11 level. This education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 54 semester hours or 81 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years of full-time study requirement.
Combining Education and Experience:
Combinations of graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours. Then take the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
Combinations of graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours. Then take the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and GS-13 grade levels.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Security Clearance: This position requires a security clearance. If selected for this position, you should be able to obtain and maintain a minimum of a Secret clearance. If selected for a position with a duty location of Washington, DC, you will be required to obtain a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), which requires that both you and members of your immediate family be U.S. citizens.
Travel: You will be required to travel occasionally.
Overtime and Shift Work: Regular and recurring overtime and shift work is required. You must be available for such assignments.
Training: You will be required to attend the Basic Intelligence Threat and Analysis Course (BITAC), which is located in Virginia. The five-week course is designed for Department of Homeland Security intelligence analysts, providing them with an introduction to the department's intelligence operations and the structure and activities of the other U.S. Intelligence agencies. This technical training must be successfully completed as well as agency specific intelligence training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA., according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume 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 an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:
- Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, precedent decisions, policies, and procedures;
- Skill in the use of investigative and detection techniques and procedures from automated databases;
- Ability to analyze and evaluate intelligence information;
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible: If you have never been a Federal employee, you are not eligible to apply under CTAP. This program offers displaced DHS employees priority for jobs within the agency from which they are separating. For more information, please see: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ .
To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you MUST earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.