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Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NV HRO ANG 14-2032

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,923.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to Thursday, August 28, 2014




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Reno, NV View Map


Current Members of the Nevada Air National Guard


Top Secret/SCI




NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Nevada Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Nevada Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Nevada Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

 This position is located in the Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) exploitation section in the 152 Intelligence Squadron.  The primary purpose of the position is to perform specialized IMINT duties as a Distributed Ground Station (DGS) crewmember and to train assigned military unit members in the duties and functions associated with IMINT Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TPED).  Provides real-time IMINT TPED support to National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force Major Commands (MAJCOMs), Air Operations Centers (AOCs), and US and coalition airborne assets in exercises and contingency operations.  Ensures real-time and near-real-time IMINT reporting and analysis is timely and accurate.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees
  • Minimum Access National Agency Check with Inquiries (ANACI)


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1. Serves as a DGS crewmember in the IMINT exploitation section, responsible for IMINT operations and production affecting time critical targeting (TCT), direct threat warning, battle damage assessment, combat identification, combat search and rescue, multi-INT correlation, threat analysis, mapping, intelligence preparation of the battlespace, situation monitoring, and mission reporting.  Provides IMINT correlation of data from multiple ISR platforms and intelligence products.  Requests dynamic sensor retasking in order to exploit time critical information not originally entered into the collection plan.  Assesses the data and provides cross-sensor cueing/tips-offs to other platforms and exploitation sections improving multi-INT correlation.  Updates Air Force DCGS (Distributed Common Ground Station) components and C4I nodes on IMINT findings.
2. Evaluates and interprets raw IMINT information received from all sources.  Assesses present or future value and need of information and forwards to National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force MAJCOMs, and AOCs.  Establishes meaning of information alters or adds significance to information to tend to conform or refute existing estimates of situations.  Conducts studies and assembles factual data as required for analysis and interpretation.  Participates in pre-mission conferences to outline mission objectives, potential threats, and possible outcomes.
3. Interprets, exploits, and plots information derived from imagery, establishing specific data such as distance, cubic capacity of buildings, tanks and storage facilities, line of communications, transportation systems, number, type and specific location of facilities and marshaling areas, troop movements and contour of terrain and man-made features. Indicates changes revealed in current photographs in comparison with previous ones and in relation to other pertinent reference material.  Plots simulated or actual bomb impact points and indirect bomb damage assessment (BDA).  Prepares BDA reports; produces uncontrolled photographic mosaics, control charts, scribed overlays, procedure charts, maps, and aerial photo overlays to include details such as location of airports, facilities, defenses and other elements or features not ordinarily shown on maps and charts.  Uses raw Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) imagery and other sources to accomplish time critical taskings received from National Agencies, Joint Commands, Air Force MAJCOMs, and AOCs.
4. Prepares post-mission reports from IMINT analysis of patterns, trends, and characteristics for general intelligence and operational community consumption.  Prepares and evaluates finished reports relative to IMINT activities.  Briefs analysis findings and estimates to superiors and mission planners.  Publishes finished reports and documents for use by decision-makers in the squadron, AOC, Air Force MAJCOMs, Joint Commands, and the National Agencies. Researches, analyzes and plans IMINT exploitation activities in preparation for operational missions.  Utilizes allotted resources for IMINT operations and analysis activities.  Communicates with other intelligence departments and agencies to share data and techniques, findings, and planning for future operations.
5. Works with other crew members to ensure the IMINT exploitation section maintains a capability to provide timely and accurate operational intelligence support and fully trained intelligence personnel during peacetime and contingency operations.  Coordinates with the Gaining Command on operational intelligence elements needed to carry out coordination and liaison with counterparts and colleagues in such other major command intelligence organizations as Air Combat Command (ACC) and Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air National Guard Bureau Headquarters (NGB), United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE), Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and such other governmental agencies as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Incumbent represents the organization at interagency conferences and meetings that deal with specialty functions and internal training requirements at the unit level.
6. To enhance the DGS crew’s mission readiness, the incumbent maintains a thorough knowledge of all aspects of internal IMINT training.  Represents the unit in making agreements and commitments within the assigned scope of his/her functional specialty.  Provides guidance and assistance to unit and Gaining Command Intelligence specialists and serves to coordinate on projects jointly undertaken by the unit, Gaining Command, and other organizations.


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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience.

The National Guard Bureau and Office of Personnel Management have identified the following minimum requirements for this position:

As a minimum your resume must demonstrate you have experience, education, or training which demonstrates  administrative, professional, investigative, or technical work requiring the ability to deal effectively with others, to collect, evaluate and organize pertinent facts.  Experience preparing clear and concise written reports.

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements above, applicants must have the specialized experience as follows:

Your resume must demonstrate you have:

GS-09 – Must have at least 24 months experience, education or training performing functions involving various intelligence systems and organizations. Experience reviewing and analyzing data including technical reports, surveys, and studies.  Experience preparing and conducting training plans and programs, both formal and on-the-job.

GS-11 and above – Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training developing and recommending policy, organizing and carrying out specific programs, evaluating and recommending changes in methods of intelligence operations.  Experience in administrative, investigative, or technical work which required the applicant to deal effectively with others.  Experience collecting, evaluating and organizing pertinent facts and to analyze and prepare clear and concise reports.


- Wear the uniform appropriate for the members' grade and component of the armed forces, maintaining standards of conduct and appearance.
- IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.
- IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory.
- Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process. The process requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts. See OPM's General Policies ( for information on crediting education.

For positions in this occupational series, substitution for Specialized Experience is: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume, unless otherwise stated.

Military Membership: Dual status military technicians are members of the National Guard, hold the military grades specified for their authorized positions, and wear the uniform appropriate for the members' grade and component of the armed forces.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates for this position will be required to be in the compatible military grade prior to the closing date of this announcement. Selectee must also be in a compatible military assignment (MOS/AFSC) prior to or within one year of placement.




*Other Requirements:
- For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.
-Must have a current Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Clearance.
-1N151 Preffered but not required.
-Individual selected may need to work different shifts to accomodate mission requirements.


Once the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies related to the job requirements:

1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing
2. Skill in organizing work in a logical sequence and managing assigned tasks to successful completion
3. Knowledge of intelligence organizations and systems.
4. Ability to analyze and evaluate raw data in order to provide finished reports.
5. Skill in researching and compiling intelligence information to be disseminated.
6. Ability to analyze and evaluate raw data in order to provide finished reports and intelligence products.
7. Knowledge of National, Theater, and Tactical airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance collections platforms.
8. Understanding of the Imagery Collections and Requirements Management process as part of the Air Tasking Order cycle.


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- No PCS funds are available.
- This is a Non-bargaining Unit position.
- Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.
- Military Incentives - Bonuses and Student Loan Repayment Program: If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and/or Student Loan Repayment Program incentives. In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility, you should check with your incentives manager prior to accepting an offer for the position.


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

1. Complete Resume and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.

2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire.

3. A current RIP (Report on Information Personnel) uploaded to the required "OTHER" area of the online application manager. RIP must be no more than 90 days old at the time of application.

4. Any supporting documentation (i.e. certificates, licenses, transcripts, etc.) used to support qualifications demonstrated in resume and/or required by Qualifications Required section.

5. TRANSCRIPTS uploaded to the "TRANSCRIPT" area, may be required if the minimum or specialized experience requires a degree or college credits or education is substituted for Specialized Experience.

6. SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show the following: 1) that you are a current on-board technician (Permanent or Indefinite). 2) that you are a current temp tech. 3) to support position or grade held or any other experience / qualifications claimed in resume.

7. Any DD 214 may be uploaded to the "DD 214" area of the online application manager. (214s are not required)

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, August 28, 2014.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1188275. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:
1.Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2.Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacany announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


**It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.**


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. Your Resume
2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire
3. Current RIP

4. Any supporting documentation (i.e. certificates, licenses, transcripts, etc.) used to support qualifications demonstrated in resume and/or required by Qualifications Required section.


Applicants CANNOT be contacted for any required documents listed above. Applicants who submit INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of INELIGIBLE. Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants
who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, erroneous fax transmissions, etc.


Phone: (775)887-7389
Agency Information:
Nevada National Guard
Human Resource Office
Nevada Military Department
2460 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV


After the closing date, your resume will be reviewed in full and compared to the required specialized experience as listed on this announcement.  You will be notified electronically whether you have been found eligible and/or qualified or not.  If you are found eligible and qualified, your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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