Intelligence Operations Specialist

U.S. Defense Security Service
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 12

Position description


This position is located within the Counterintelligence (CI) Operations Division, CI Directorate, Defense Security Service (DSS), Department of Defense (DoD).

As a INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:

- Provide the agency with CI expertise, intelligence oversight, quality control, and training.
- Collect, evaluate, analyze (field-level), and disseminate suspicious activities, threat information and other actionable information.
- Identify deficiencies and recommend appropriate countermeasures necessary to counter FIE efforts to illegally obtain classified and sensitive information and technology.
- Prepare formal and informal intelligence reports, briefings, and executive summaries based on investigations or operations by federal agencies.

Travel Required

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



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit:


This position has a Basic Requirement for the 0132:

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel
Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: i.e. 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 10/01/2018

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is: knowledge and experience in the field of counterintelligence (CI) collection, investigations, operations, and in-depth research, compilation, and field-level analysis of a wide range of extremely complex and sensitive information to determine Foreign Intelligence Entity threats to US interests.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Self-Management

2. Decision Making

3. Partnering

4. Oral Communication

5. Flexibility

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions.

Application instructions

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