Intelligence Research Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Aug-04-2020
  • Posted
    Jul 22

Position description

This position is located in the China Division, Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, Bureau of Intelligence and Research. (INR/EAP/CH). The division produces tailored intelligence products and briefings that inform the development and direction of U.S. foreign policy and support U.S. relations with foreign governments and international organizations.

 

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Responsibilities

  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlines 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. 
  • Ensures the intelligence needs of the department policymakers are clearly conveyed to appropriate collection agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community.
  • Prepares oral briefings of foreign policy, political, and security developments.
  • Represents the bureau with the Intelligence Community and other interagency venues and ensures the bureau’s views are represented in the coordination of Intelligence Community analytic products. 
  • Prepares written and oral briefings on all-source intelligence for INR and within the U.S. Intelligence Community for the Presidents Daily Brief and National Intelligence Council.
  • Provides intelligence analysis of China, including individuals, institutions, decision dynamics, policy trends, and cultural influences in China’s political system.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Domestic and overseas travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

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

At the GS-12 grade level, 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 relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they relate to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience coordinating the production of analytic assessments relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they relate to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience preparing and delivering oral presentations relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they relate to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

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

At the GS-13 grade level, 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 relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they relate to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience leading and coordinating the production of analytic assessments relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China's political system as they relate to U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.
  • Experience advising others through oral presentations on how to interpret and apply information relating to the leaders, institutions, decision dynamics, and policy trends in China’s political system as they relate to U. S. national security and foreign policy interests.

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

Application instructions

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