The Palace Acquire Program offers you a permanent position upon completion of your formal training plan. As a Palace Acquire Intern you will experience both personal and professional growth while dealing effectively and ethically with change, complexity, and problem solving. The program offers a 3-year formal training plan with yearly salary increases. Promotions and salary increases are based upon your successful performance and supervisory approval. This is your opportunity to begin a successful civilian career with the United States Air Force.
These positions are being filled by an alternative hiring process and they are not in the competitive civil service. These positions are being filled under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Visit: http://dcips.dtic.mil/index.html
All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601.These positions are in the excepted service. Non-DCIPS applicants selected for a DCIPS position must acknowledge in writing, prior to actual appointment to the DCIPS position, that the position for which he or she has been selected is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must also acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS position.
As a Palace Acquire Intern, you will learn a wide variety of intelligence functions in the areas of collection, analysis, production and dissemination. Applies knowledge of the assigned organization and basic structure of the Intelligence community (IC), employs methods of collecting, analyzing and evaluates multiple sources of intelligence data to assess developments, trends and threat implications for senior level policy and decision-makers. Researches and reviews products involving political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, scientific or military conditions, patterns and forces in foreign areas which directly or indirectly affect national security. Areas of analytical focus may include political/military studies, air/air defense/space studies, foreign area studies, foreign weapons systems and counterintelligence.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
1. Knowledge of principals and concepts of intelligence collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of information.
2. Knowledge of the basic natural or social sciences, and/or engineering discipline as applied to intelligence operations and procedures.
3. Ability to research, analyze and evaluate data.
4. Skill in oral and written communication.
5. Knowledge of computer operations and standard software applications.
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