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 National Ground Intelligence Center Science and Technology Directorate, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
In this developmental position, incumbent receives tailored instruction, guidance, training, and supervision designed to equip incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful performance in the full performance level, or target position. Preparing imited portions of intelligence products. Applies knowledge of intelligence, threat analysis, forecasting, and\or other analytical methodologies. Should demonstrate foundational knowledge of analog and digital signals analysis techniques, equipment and programs, as well as knowledge of a range of digital processing principles, concepts and methodologies, the basic theory and operation of electro-magnetic collection sensors, and the data they produce.
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENTAL POSITION, HIRING AT THE GG-07 LEVEL ONLY, WITH A FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL (FPL) OF GG-12. Employee may be promoted non-competitively to the next grade level upon meeting the following requirements: (1) Satisfactory demonstration of the ability to perform at the developmental/target grade. (2). If there is higher level work at the developmental/target grade level. (3) Recommendation for promotion by supervisor. (4) Satisfactory completion of all required training. (5) Completion of all DCIPS regulatory requirements for promotions. Consequently, promotion(s) are not guaranteed.
NOTE: Current Department of Army employees at the full performance level of this series will be excluded for consideration for this position.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 25% of the time.
Conditions of Employment
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.
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.
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG/GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes intelligence-related research, analysis, collections and /or operations in signals, or threat support directly related to signals intelligence analysis. 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.
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) (Transcripts and certificates must be submitted with application). Closely Related: 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.
Specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have at least one year of graduate education as described in B, but less than the required two years. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have some graduate education as described in B, but less than the required one year. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)
Experience as described in A AND the education described in B. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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