Intelligence Research Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-02-2018
  • Posted
    Sep 26

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/EC).  The incumbent serves as an Intelligence Research Specialist (Sanctions) working on a team tasked with organizing and coordinating intelligence activities in support of State Department policy officials working on sanctions issues.  Representing INR (and often the Intelligence Community) at policy discussions, organizing and often leading intelligence briefings.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides guidance to policy making officials in interpreting and utilizing intelligence information.
  • Monitors global political, social, economic, geographic, and military developments affecting the assigned specialty area.
  • Identifies and reports on significant trends and/or activities with implications for U.S. foreign policy objectives.
  • Coordinates efforts between intelligence agencies on sanctions issues.
  • Serves as a recognized subject matter expert, briefing senior officials throughout the U.S. Government and, when necessary, foreign representatives.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with analysts and officials in other components of the intelligence community and with supported policy clients.
  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined below. However, the scope and complexity of assignments are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer than normal supervision than the GS-13 level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

APPLYING FOR THE GS-12:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. 
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience assisting with preparing and delivering substantive briefings on sanctions-specific issues to senior officials.
  • Experience assisting with coordinating efforts between intelligence agencies on sanctions issues.  

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

APPLYING FOR THE GS-13:

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must 
demonstrate the following:

  • Experience preparing and delivering substantive briefings on sanctions-specific issues to senior officials.
  • Experience coordinating efforts between intelligence agencies on sanctions issues. 
  • Experience coordinating intelligence support to policy clients on priority sanctions issues including Iran, Africa (DRC, South Sudan, CAR, etc.), Russia, counter-terrorism, North Korea, and transnational sanctions regimes such as Global Magnitsky.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Application instructions

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