Intelligence Operations Specialist

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Department of Defense (DoD)
Defense Security Service
Mission Statement
On behalf of the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government Departments and Agencies, the Defense Security Service supports national security and the warfighter through our security oversight and education missions. DSS oversees the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information and technologies in the hands of industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and serves as the functional manager for the DoD security professional development program. We provide security education, training, and professional development services as the functional manager for the DoD security professional development program, and for other U.S. Government personnel and contractor employees, and representatives of foreign governments, as required.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. Department of Defense (DoD) components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans'' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., 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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Excepted Service includes all positions in the executive branch of the Federal Government which are specifically excepted from the competitive service by or pursuant to statute, by the President, or by the Office of Personnel Management, and which are not in the Senior Executive Service.
Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to:
Title 10 (Public): Open to All U.S. Citizens. If you have never been a federal employee you would apply public.
Merit: Open to current and former Federal employees.
This position is temporary not to exceed (NTE) 12 months, but may extended.
Occasional Travel
Occasional TDY travel required, incumbent must posses a valid drivers'' license
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
This is a drug testing designated position.
This is an Excepted Service position.
DUTIES: Back to top As an Intelligence Operations Specialist you will be responsible for the following duties:
? Support DSS Field Operations in planning, organizing, and conducting Field Counterintelligence Operations.
? Prepare Intelligence Information Reports, significant cases, and briefings to senior DoD Intelligence Officials.
? Research, screen, collect, evaluate, and disseminate source data, CI materials, and information.
? Develop, plan, and contribute to a comprehensive training program on CI and related issues to DSS employees.
? Utilize knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program and Personnel security requirements in support of counterintelligence and counterterrorism requirements and processes.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened based on the Office of Personnel Management''s (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements.
See: /#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 Monday, June 16, 2014 .
You must have Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS/GG-12 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
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. Additionally, knowledge and experience with the National Industrial Security Program and Personnel Security investigation process sufficient to correlate counterintelligence issues while conducting security clearances.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of intelligence and counterintelligence communities; capabilities and jurisdictions.
2. Knowledge of the intelligence field in the development of new methods, approaches, and procedures.
3. Knowledge of personnel security investigations and industrial security inspections sufficient to identify and correlate CI issues with factors that may affect an individual''s ability to gain a security clearance.
4. Ability to communicate complex ideas and analysis orally and in writing.
5. Ability to gain acceptance of/or agreement with controversial recommendations arising from research activities related to CI issues.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
OVERTIME: Occasionally
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: Position is telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.
Other Notes:
This position is temporary not to exceed (NTE) 12 months, but may be extended.
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.
This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
The incumbent is subject to a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination upon request by competent authority.
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: How You Will Be Evaluated: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
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OTHER INFORMATION: VETERANS? PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, June 16, 2014. Information on veterans? preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide
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.
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.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
The Defense Security Service 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.

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