Intelligence Operations Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Oct-14-2020
  • Posted
    Oct 07

Position description

This position is located in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Policy and Sharing Center (INR/PSC) which coordinates intelligence-based Cleared Language Requests (CLRs) for use in engaging foreign governments, international organizations, and the public.  PSC also coordinates the Department’s input to overarching Intelligence Community and Department of Defense policy guidance, including intelligence sharing guidance and Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and subsidiary guidance. 

 

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a Policy Coordination Officer responsible for reviewing complex, sensitive, and/or strategic level requests from Department policy bureaus and Intelligence Community or Department of Defense elements. 
  • Using multiple online coordination tools, obtains appropriate originating agency approval to share information with foreign recipients or the public, ensuring all requests are consistent with national security and foreign policy. 
  • Coordinates sensitive sharing policy guidance with regional and functional bureaus across the Department as required. 
  • Officer attends interagency meetings on a wide variety of disclosure and release topics, accurately representing State’s views and consistently exercising independent judgement.
  • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined above, however the scope and complexity of assignment are of less responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-13.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional 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.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

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 at the GS-12 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 assisting in the preparation of intelligence sharing requests in support of policymaker engagements on proliferation-related matters, using classified Intelligence Community web-based sharing tools.
  • Experience applying specialized Intelligence Community policy and practices to sharing activities and conveying organization requirements.
  • Experience providing guidance and best practices to policymakers on how to obtain approval to use Intelligence Community-derived information.

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

Applying at the GS-13 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 preparing multi-sourced intelligence sharing requests in support of senior policymaker engagements on proliferation-related matters, using all classified Intelligence Community web-based sharing tools.
  • Experience applying specialized Intelligence Community policy and practices to sharing activities, conveying organization requirements, responding to sharing-related questions, advocating for organization positions, and negotiating agreeable resolutions to challenging requests.
  • Experience engaging senior Intelligence Community counterparts to share best practices and coordinate multi-sourced intelligence sharing requests.

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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