Job Title:Intelligence Operations Specialist - SV-0132-K
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:Transportation Security Administration
Job Announcement Number:HQ-OIA-TA54-14-717899
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to
Tuesday, February 18, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Arlington, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Open to all U.S. Citizens.|
Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.
This position is located in Arlington, VA.
About the Agency
Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please:
- You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
- You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
- You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
- This is an Emergency Essential position.
- See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section
DUTIES:Back to top
This Intelligence Operations Specialist position is located in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Intelligence Analysis Division, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) and primary point of contact on intelligence matters when interacting with DHS, intelligence agencies and other organizations within TSA. Typical assignments will include but are not limited to:
- Representing TSA as a subject matter expert at National level interagency meetings and conferences with agencies such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Representing TSA at Congress and in other forums (fora) to perform duties such as testifying as a TSA expert during special intelligence congressional subcommittee hearings.
- Serving as the focal point and principal authority on intelligence matters. Serving as a senior advisor, consultant, and planner to the Assistant Administrator. Providing authoritative advice and guidance on intelligence and intelligence-related issues by providing senior level guidance on all policy development, interpretations, and applications.
- Completing final reviews of and preparing finished intelligence products: assessments, notes/reports for TSA personnel, stakeholders, and the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Analyzing intelligence reporting and attacks on transportation systems and other data to identify trends, draw conclusions, and to estimate probabilities based upon current and past intelligence situations, information requests, and to gain an understanding of the significance of conditions and trends. Ensuring that intelligence activities comply with governing regulations, directives, guidance, and policy.
- Collaborating with intelligence and law enforcement analysts, TSA personnel, and stakeholders in gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information related to transportation threats and security.
- Addressing technical considerations in analytic methodology and interpretation of data and applying established tradecraft and analytic tools to problems that involve multiple and dynamic variables.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for the SV-K Pay Band (equivalent to GS-15), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-J or GS-14 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience includes detailed technical experience utilizing intelligence concepts, guides, and methodologies to identify problems and to perform analyses of security threats.
NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.
Your application must include:
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)
Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com or fax 1-877-872-7993.
When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.
In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.
If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration. If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating your current or previous permanent Federal employment status, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.
DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.
SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.