Intelligence Research Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Apr-24-2019
  • Posted
    Apr 11

Position description

This position is located in the Northeast Asia Division, Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/EAP/NA).  This division is responsible for analysis of classified and open source information concerning the political, diplomatic (including bilateral relations with the United States), socio-economic, and cultural affairs of Japan, South Korea, and North Korea. 

Responsibilities

  • 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. 
  • Serves as an expert foreign affairs intelligence analyst, providing all-source intelligence analysis of North Korea, including individuals, institutions, decision dynamics, policy trends, and cultural influences in North Korea’s political system.
  • Prepares written and oral briefings on all-source intelligence for INR and within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) for the Presidents Daily Brief (PDB) and National Intelligence Council (NIC).
  • Ensures that the intelligence needs of the State Department policymakers are clearly conveyed to appropriate collection agencies within the IC. 
  • Actively represents INR with the IC and other interagency venues. Ensures INR views are represented in the coordination of IC analytic products, including the PDB, NIC, and other interagency communities.
  • Prepares oral briefings of political and security development in the above-mentioned specialty area. 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

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 producing policy-relevant analytic assessments for senior level foreign policymakers based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience coordinating the production of analytic assessments based on all-source information relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience preparing and delivering oral presentations for senior-level foreign policy makers based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.

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 identifying critical policy-relevant issues and producing policy-relevant analytic assessments for senior-level foreign policy makers based on all-source information relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience coordinating, and in some cases leading, the production of analytic assessments based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience identifying critical policy-relevant issues and preparing and delivering oral briefings to senior-level foreign policy makers based on all-source intelligence relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in North Korea’s political system as they bear on U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.

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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