Intelligence Specialist

U.S. Department of the Army
  • Location
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 29

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-W4CMAA HQ DA USA CIV TRNG AND EDU DEVEL.

This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as a Intelligence Specialist.  The area of consideration on the internal vacancy announcement for career intern positions will exclude a current Department of Army employee who is already fully qualified in the field of the position. 

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.


As an Intelligence Specialist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Train in conducting intelligence analysis to provide narrative assessments.
  • Train in research intelligence trends based on statistical data.
  • Train in reviewing intelligence data to prepare reports.
  • Train in the processing of intelligence assignments to support senior intelligence specialist.
  • Learn to execute planning and synchronization of the G2's Security and Intelligence Support requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must sign a Mobility Agreement


  • 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.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
  • TDY Travel 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.
  • This position requires a mobility agreement In Accordance With Army Regulation 690-950.
  • If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.



The area of consideration on the internal vacancy announcement for career intern positions will exclude a current Department of Army employee who is already fully qualified in the field of the position.
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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting with intelligence related research utilizing library holdings, photographs, statistics, graphics and maps; or, gathering and reviewing a variety of narrative and/or statistical data to prepare intelligence reports; or, conducting analysis of intelligence data to support conclusions and/or recommend actions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/05).

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.

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

  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Competence


Must have have successfully completed a Bachelor's Degree that is closely related to the position; OR a Bachelor's Degree that is supplemented by at least 15 semester hours or 22 quarters hours that are closely related to the position; OR a Bachelor's with Superior Academic Achievement as defined by OPM; OR a Bachelor's Degree supplemented by graduation from the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course (MIOBC) or the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course (MIOAC). Closely Related constitutes a degree which has educated the student in pertinent, specific position-related subject matter allowing the student to develop knowledge and abilities directly applicable to the position being filled such as International Relations, Foreign Area Studies, Political Science, Geography, Foreign Affairs, International Law, History, Economics, Demography, Engineering, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Military Science, Cartography Social or Cultural Anthropology and/or Physical or Chemical Science. (Transcripts and certificates must be submitted with application).

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.

Note: you must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification. 

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