Intelligence Specialist (Operations Support)

U.S. Department of the Army
  • Location
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the ST-APF-W6TMAA US ARMY NAT GROUND INTL C.

WARNING: DO NOT INCLUDE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET! Application packages that contain Classified information WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Should you submit a resume or any other document as part of your application package and it is confirmed that any of the information is Classified, in addition to being found ineligible for consideration for this position, your Security Office will be notified to determine if any further action is warranted.

Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibilityfor an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's 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.


Serves as an Intelligence Specialist (Operations Support) at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC). Focuses on Division-level operational intelligence and business support activities. Assists Branch and Division Chiefs assemble intelligence production plans by consolidating input from several sources. Tracks status of formal and informal intelligence production and RFIs using automated procedures and provides staff elements with data as required. Archives informal intelligence production and briefings, and assists in the process of making these products available on external websites as appropriate. Manages the day-to-day Division and Branch business operations by maintaining activities calendars, tracking internally and externally-levied tasks, maintaining Division Sharepoint site(s), ordering supplies, preparing all written correspondence necessary for approval by the NGIC chain of command, and drafting standard operating procedures based on guidance from the Division chief and Branch chiefs. Prepares reports such as Weekly Activities Reports, as well as summaries of key events such as travel, conferences, briefings, and visitors for submission to staff elements. Manages awards and travel budget expenditures and prepares periodic financial analysis reports. Assists in hosting visitors, including preparing talking points and agendas, reserving meeting rooms, ensuring security clearances are passed and coordinating with NGIC counterparts to ensure appropriate participation. Maintains training and personnel records, ensuring individual development plans and mandatory training requirements are updated and tracked for completeness. Performs research of unclassified and classified intelligence holdings using a variety of data mining software and contributes that research and analysis to analysts as appropriate.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • 5-Point Veterans' Preference
  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Prior Federal Service Employee
  • United States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position

Job family (Series)

0132 Intelligence


Conditions of Employment

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Progressively responsible experience is that which has included intelligence-related research, analysis, collections and /or operations. This experience should have included intelligence analysis and/or production, intelligence collection and/or operations, counterintelligence, or threat support directly related to the position to be filled. This experience should demonstrate: Knowledge of intelligence processes, cycle and organizations; Knowledge of and/or ability to use research tools such as library holdings, photographs, statistics, graphics and maps; Knowledge of the systems, procedures and methods of analyzing, compiling, reporting and disseminating intelligence data; and/or Knowledge of organization(s) for and methods of collecting and analyzing intelligence data.


Education: Closely Related (CR)* Master's Degree; OR a Non-Closely Related Master's Degree including 15 specialized semester hours or 22 specialized quarter hours; OR a Law Degree (LLB or JD) including 15 specialized semester hours or 22 specialized quarter hours.
*Closely Related Degrees: Cartography, Demography, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Area Studies,
Geography, History, International Law, International Relations, Law, Military Science, Psychology, Physical/Chemical Science, Political Science, Social or Cultural Anthropology, Sociology.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:


Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application. 

  • Drug testing requirement.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will not be authorized.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SBI/SCI security clearance.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required 25% or less of the time.
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Administration and Production Management
  • Data Management
  • Intelligence Production Process

Application instructions

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