Intelligence Specialist

U.S. Air Force
  • Location
    Langley AFB, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 22

Position description

The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) position is to serve as the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Flight NCOJC (AFRC). The incumbent has overall responsibility to the Flight Commander for the unit. The incumbent also has responsibility for orchestrating related Air Force Reserve integration into global ISR operations via associated programs.


  • Provides expertise for executing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), geospatial intelligence, and intelligence production for combat mission planning and execution.
  • Has overall responsibility to the ISR Flight Commander for planning, executing and sustaining intelligence for ISR functions/operations.
  • Serves as an AFRC ISR expert, interfacing with AFRC and AF Operations Centers, to maintain command/ control/oversight of Air Force Reserve Forces within the ISR Group as well as Regular Air Force (RegAF) ISR units, missions, and operations.
  • Responsible to the Flight Commander for managing, ensuring that work complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
  • Implements crew and ground training requirements.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • PCS expenses will NOT be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • Position is subject to initial and random drug testing.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Individual may be required to work uncommon tours on short notice.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
  • This is an AFRC key management position in which the incumbent is required to formulate, determine or influence policies of the assigned units.
  • The incumbent may be required to fly in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments (TDY).


ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain their active membership in the Air Force (AF0 Reserve unit where assigned. ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. They are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. 1N871- MSGT (E7)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Applicant must possess quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of creditable experience include: knowledge of world-wide ISR requirements and associated processes to support Combatant Commands and Theater Air Force Component Commands and understanding of ISR concepts, capabilities, and operations. Knowledge must also include laws, regulations, policies, and precedents which affect Group ISR operational programs and related support resources. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Must be fully qualified and experienced intelligence specialist, preferably having operational experience in at least two of the below intelligence disciplines/operations-HUMINT, GEOlNT/MASINT, SlGlNT, All-Source Analysis/Fusion Analysis, DCGS, Acquisition Intelligence, Targeting, collection management, analytical production management, and dissemination. Experience desired in ISR operations, and TCPED of national, Global Hawk, U2 and Predator/Reaper Platforms, as one of the two ISR operational areas.

2. Knowledge of world-wide ISR requirements and associated processes to support Combatant Commands and Theater Air Force Component Commands and understanding of ISR concepts, capabilities, and operations. Knowledge must also include laws, regulations, policies, and precedents which affect Group ISR operational programs and related support resources.

3. Ability to integrate Air Force Reserve and RegAF Forces into ISR operational and maintenance missions while ensuring command/control oversight and tasking authorities are properly executed.

4. Knowledge of ISR plans and policies and the ability to formulate operational plans and policies pertaining to ISR operations and unit operational activities.

5. Knowledge of advanced management and organizational principles and practices and major issues, program goals, missions, functions, administrative operations of the ISR Group, 10 AF and HQ AFRC.

6. Knowledge and understanding of a comprehensive range of staff concepts, objectives, policies, management/organizational techniques, and military command.

7. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, conduct analysis, devise recommended solutions and package the entire process in briefings, papers, or reports suitable for top management use and decision-making (to include civilian and military).

8. Ability to plan and organize workload and activities, manage multiple taskings, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

NOTE: This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) Enlisted position. The incumbent is required to meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements. The incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in unit training assemblies (UTA).

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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