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Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Agency

Job Announcement Number:9X-DCIPS-1028076-032267-TMT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$85,544.00 to $111,203.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 13, 2014 to Wednesday, January 29, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map


United States Citizens


Top Secret/SCI




About the Agency


This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS.  This position is in the Excepted Service.



Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here. 




  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require temporary duty travel (TDY) utilizing military and/or commercial transportation. Temporary Duty (TDY) air travel may be required within the US and occasionally overseas.


  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will be paid


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing


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This is a GG-14 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  The GG-14 duties for the "Supervision/Management" work category are at the “Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-14 level.  The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.


***Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement ***


The organizational location of this position is: NASIC, Wright Patterson AFB, OH


Major Duties for Intelligence Specialist, GG-0132-14:

- Serves as senior subject matter expert on complex multi-source intelligence analyst in support of persistent Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Performs analysis or leads teams/projects in intelligence production to support component, combatant command, and support the squadron’s planning and operations.


- Presents ISR capabilities to a variety of service, national, and coalition customers. Defines and develops the technical structure, analytical approach, and the technical policies, procedures, issues and concepts on projects, tasks and services to assure a balanced program to support the requirements of a diverse customer set.


- Serves as a senior adviser and primary consultant in imagery and radio frequence (RF) intelligence functions.  Reviews and analyzes proposals or initiatives from contractors for modifying or enhancing the efficiency and/or effectiveness of imagery and RF data processing/analysis tools and makes recommendations for implementation.


- Manages, oversees, and integrates foreign space programs, analyze space system employment, and related infrastructures issues for Squadron leadership. Makes recommendations and defends to the Space Analysis Squadron’s decisions on operational policy matters; often required to make recommendations on committing funds or resources impacting future capabilities.


- Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to two employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives


DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.





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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.


Specialized Experience:

Your resume must reflect experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS/GG) pay system or other pay systems, demonstrating quality in the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to meet the requirements of this position. Examples of creditable experience include:

Applying knowledge of the full range of intelligence research and collection methods, techniques, and practices to use multi-source intelligence information systems this includes knowledge of foreign space capabilities to impact US satellites and supporting infrastructure and knowledge of imagery and Radio Frequency data analysis, exploitation, reporting and tasking; managing, overseeing, and integrating foreign space programs, analyzing space system employment, and related infrastructures issues for Squadron leadership; making recommendations and defending the Space Analysis Squadron’s decisions on operational policy matters; and serving as a senior adviser and primary consultant in imagery and radio frequency (RF) intelligence functions


Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.




Click on the following link to view specialized experience for this position:, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 


1. Knowledge of the full range of intelligence research and collection methods, techniques, and practices to use multi-source intelligence information systems this includes knowledge of foreign space capabilities to impact US satellites and supporting infrastructure and knowledge of imagery and RF data analysis, exploitation, reporting and tasking.


2. Knowledge of advanced analytical principles, concepts, and methods to produce detailed analyses of complex information/situations attained from multiple sources this includes knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodology of foreign space practices to permit independent assessments of foreign space programs.


3. Knowledge of the national intelligence community, Joint, DoD structure, organizations, and mission/functions, inter-relationships and operations.


4. Skill in conducting unbiased complex research, identifying appropriate available systems/data sources, and producing collection requirement assessments that answer specific tasks to link and leverage squadron’s capabilities in support of consumers, customers, and clients.


5. Skill in working out solutions to problems or questions related to the work, writing clear and concise intelligence products, and delivering written and/or verbal presentations to senior level audiences for decision-making purposes; and quickly assimilating disparate data, rendering knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implication of such data, and making decisions, estimates, and recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure. 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


This position is covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) and, as such, will subject the incumbent to those examinations and/or tests as follows that are necessary to the accesses required by the position in accordance with AFI 36-1101; periodic polygraph examinations consistent with position requirements; and psychological examination, if necessary in the performance of the position. Failure to comply with any of the proceeding, when required, will subject the incumbent of this position to reassignment or disciplinary adverse action, including demotion or removal.


1.  Position is designated critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) to fully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.  A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.


2.  This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force civilian Testing Program.  Employee must pass initial and periodic drug testing.  Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security and public safety.


3.  Position may require temporary duty travel (TDY) utilizing military and/or commercial transportation.  Temporary Duty (TDY) air travel may be required within the US and occasionally overseas.


4.  The work requires prolonged concentration on highly complex problems; frequent requirements for quick-reaction responses create considerable pressure. High-level situations create stressful circumstances.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


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You can review our benefits at:

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.




Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.


90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)


· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.


· If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.


 · For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 29, 2014


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 occupational 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, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1028076.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package.  Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire


2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which 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.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


·        Online Application (Questionnaire)

·        Resume If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, 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., hours 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 selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here: 


· Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.

· Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

IF APPLICABLE:  A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.  It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.


Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 1-800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Wright Patterson
2130 8th Street


Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.


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 you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


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