Intelligence Operations Specialist Job in QUANTICO, VA

Vacancy No. DCSA-19-10601308-P Department Defense Security Service
Salary $99,172.00 to $128,920.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/11/2019 Close Date 9/23/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
QUANTICO, VA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 09/11/2019 to 09/23/2019

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GG 13

  • Salary

    $99,172 to $128,920 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

5 vacancies in the following location:

  • Quantico, VA 5 vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is open to: All US Citizens

Announcement number

DCSA-19-10601308-P

Control number

545347100

  • Duties
    Duties Summary Responsibilities

    This position is located within the Analysis Division, Counterintelligence Directorate, Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD).

    As a Intelligence Operations Specialist you will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Apply expertise on Foreign Intelligence Service entities' tactics, techniques, procedures, and other developments targeting cleared industry and critical U.S. technologies, information, programs and supply chain.
    • Provide threat briefings to educate and enhance foreign intelligence threat awareness.
    • Represent organization - articulating capabilities, direction, and mission - at working groups, conferences, and/or professional engagements.
    • Research, exploit, synthesize and evaluate raw reporting, and demonstrate sound analytic tradecraft in accordance with relevant Intelligence Community Directive standards to produce finished intelligence assessments that inform U.S. Government decision makers and officials on foreign intelligence threats to their equities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0132 Intelligence

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
    • This is a Drug Testing designated position
    • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
    • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
    • OVERTIME: Occasionally
    • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
    • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
    • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
    • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
    • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
    • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information http://www.sss.gov
    Qualifications
    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 09/23/2019

    Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience required for this position is: Knowledge and experience in the field of counterintelligence (CI) analysis, investigations, operations, and in depth research, compilation, and analysis of a wide range of extremely complex and sensitive information to determine Foreign Intelligence Service threats to US interests.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. External Awareness
    2. Oral Communication
    3. Partnering
    4. Research
    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

    For further information, click on the following link:
    https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

    Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf


    Other Notes:
    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740

    If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

    1. Log into your USAJOBS account
    2. Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application
    3. Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.

    Agency contact information DCSA Servicing Team DCSA Servicing Team
    Address

    Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
    27130 Telegraph Road
    Quantico, VA 22134
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    Mission Statement

    The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is a separate Agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD (I). The mission of the DCSA is as follows:

      • Deliver efficient and effective background investigations, adjudications and continuous vetting to safeguard the integrity and trustworthiness of an agile federal and contractor workforce, and preserve military readiness and warfighting capabilities;
      • Identify and neutralize foreign intelligence threats to the USG's trusted workforce and critical technologies;
      • Develop and articulate holistic threat picture of risk posed by foreign intelligence entities and hostile insiders, enabling the USG to strengthen our security posture, continuously protect against the evolving threat, and enable action agencies to more effectively counter adversaries;
      • Contribute meaningful analysis to the Intelligence Community (IC);
      • Manage the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense by clearing industrial facilities, personnel, and associated IT systems;
      • Identify and defeat threats presented to critical technologies and through the supply chain;
      • Provide education, training, research, and security awareness to DoD, other federal government organizations, and industry; and
      • Execute enterprise management responsibilities for DoD Security and Insider Threat Programs

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Security Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dss.mil/

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    *NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

    REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Note: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    The Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact for this job announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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