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Summary

The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

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This position is located in the South Central Asia Section, Analysis Branch, Counterintelligence Division, Office of Investigations and Counterintelligence, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The mission of the Branch is to detect, deter, and neutralize foreign intelligence operations directed against State Department employees and employees of other US Government agencies assigned to diplomatic missions worldwide. The Branch is responsible for producing written intelligence reports for circulation within the Department of State and/or dissemination to the intelligence community. The Branch gathers, researches, and analyzes the activities of foreign governments and groups whose intelligence activities are hostile or of serious concern to the national security of the United States.
This position is also being announced through Merit Promotion procedures under Announcement DS-2013-0479.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both announcements.

Duties

-Collects, reviews, analyzes, and interprets intelligence data from several sources in order to identify immediate foreign intelligence threats to the USG, to assess foreign intelligence activities, and to develop general intelligence information.
-Prepares intelligence estimates and briefing papers for Department officials. Prepares intelligence and incident reports for input in the Post Incident database. Prepares contributions to interagency intelligence assessments.
-Serves as liaison with other Department officials and the US intelligence community; presents oral briefings to officials at all levels.  Provides expert advice and consultation in defining counterintelligence collection requirements and priorities. Prepares threat assessments for evaluating the HUMINT intelligence threat overseas.