Intelligence Operations Specialist

U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Location
    Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 11

Position description


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

  • Responsible for conducting Cyber CI analysis and inquiries to deter, detect, and neutralize Cyber CI threats against DTRA networks and computer systems.
  • Conducts forensic examinations of digital and other multimedia evidence through the application of latest scientific methods and practices for the discovery, collection, and analysis, of CI technical indicators in support of CI inquiries, operations, and support to national level investigative agencies.
  • Examines and analyzes CI evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and produce reports utilizing a full range of electronic search methods and forensic examination techniques.
  • Develops reports, briefs and trains the DTRA community to enhance Cyber CI and insider threat awareness.
  • Provides guidance and recommendations to Designated Approving Authority (DAA) to deter potential Cyber threats to DTRA computers and networks.
  • Establishes Cyber CI education/awareness programs and workforce to integrate counterintelligence equities into all aspects of cyber operations and analysis.
  • Works closely with external and internal computer support entities within DTRA such as Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC), Information Assurance, and Cyber Security groups to assess computer related incidents for counterintelligence and network defense indicators.
  • Researches and utilizes a wide variety of computer and network related tools, techniques and procedures to defeat cyberspace activities that threaten DTRA networks and computers.
  • Strengthens collaboration with Security and other CI functional services to report and produce analytical products and to develop policy and procedures that assists in the protection of DoD electronic assets and infrastructure.
  • Researches and produces for a variety of customers, CI, security, and intelligence reports ranging from simple memos to in-depth, detailed assessments based on incomplete or conflicting data.
  • Conducts Cyber CI analysis, inquiries and operations to deter, detect, and neutralize Cyber CI threats against DTRA networks and computer systems.
  • Represents DTRA on interagency as well as intra-agency planning and tasking groups, and at other meetings or conferences as directed.
  • Brings a broad understanding of functions and operations of other Intelligence Community agencies and relevant intelligence programs to represent the organization and defend its position.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential




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


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: 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 05/26/2020.

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:

  1. Experience in DoD CI and/or cyber organizations or as credentialed CI agent.
  2. Experience in defensive cyber efforts, computer systems, plans and policies demonstrated by training at the Defense Cyber Investigations Academy (DCITA) or equivalent: Windows Forensics Exam (WFE); Introductions to Networks and Computer Hardware (INCH); the computer Incident Response Course (CIRC); and Forensics and Intrusions in a Windows Environment (FIWE).
  3. Experience in computer forensics methodology, wireless and mobile technology, network intrusion detection systems, and network analysis.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Cyber: Comprehensive knowledge of computer forensics methodology, wireless and mobile technology, network intrusion detection systems, and network analysis
2. Knowledge of computer systems, network architecture and wireless systems to include cell and Wi-Fi technology to perform research and related assignments
3. Counterintelligence: Comprehensive knowledge of foreign intelligence and security services and their methods of cyber operations to serve as subject matter expert providing advice and guidance in CI/cyber security operations


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

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