Intelligence Specialist

US Department of the Air Force
  • Location
    Ramstein, Germany
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jan 29

Position description

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Detachment's Senior Advisor for HUMINT operations focused on collection against foreign aviation, air defense, cyberspace, space, missile, and advanced technology capabilities and employment.

Organization location of position is at: NASIC HAF/A2, Global Activities Squadron, Ramstein, Germany.

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  • Serve as Intelligence Community subject matter expert on HUMINT operations as they relate to foreign, aviation, air defense, cyberspace, space, missile, and advanced technology capabilities and employment
  • Recognized AOR expert on HUMINT operations as they relate to foreign military capabilities; represents DoD, the Air Force, and NASIC as HUMINT operations expert on Service, DoD, and national-level working groups.
  • Serves as the expert HUMINT collector, planning and conducting operational meetings with all entities in the AOR
  • Serves as the lead for quality control, ensuring the unit meets Squadron, DoD, and IC policies, particularly those addressing tradecraft, training, operational documentation, Intelligence Oversight and intelligence reports

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.
  • Must Obtain/Maintain Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI
  • PCS expenses is authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. Employee must sign an Air Force wide mobility agreement
  • Employee must successfully complete a CI-Scope polygraph examination
  • Graduation from Defense Strategic Debriefing Course (DSDC) is required
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • A Bachelor's Degree or course work in international relations, political science, aerospace engineering, computer science, or foreign language capability is highly desired
  • A Master's degree is desired
  • Employee is subject to irregular duty hours and may be subject to working overtime and weekends. This work is mostly sedentary performed in an office setting.
  • Employee will be required to travel frequently by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of temporary duty


***Salary Ranges includes local market supplement***

This is a GG-14 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-14 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-14 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

Specialized Experience: Your resume must reflect the quality level of experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Examples of creditable experience include: Comprehensive knowledge of HUMINT collection methods, techniques, and practices in order to mentor unit HUMINT collectors, and ensure operations meet DoD and US Government policies and guidelines for effective, safe, and ethical HUMINT actively. NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.


Click on the following link to specialized experience requirements for this position:

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. Comprehensive knowledge of HUMINT collection methods, techniques, and practices in order to mentor unit HUMINT collectors, and ensure operations meet DoD and US Government policies and guidelines for effective, safe, and ethical HUMINT actively.
2. Comprehensive knowledge of intelligence oversight, legal rights of US citizens regarding intelligence, and IC standards for operational coordination and de-confliction of HUMINT operations.
3. Knowledge of advanced HUMINT methods to include the operational design, assessment, management, and debriefing of human resources of intelligence in a manner that efficiently answers US Air Force intelligence gaps.
4. Knowledge of the national IC, Joint, DoD structure, organizations, and mission/functions, inter-relationships and operations; and skill in coordinating and de-conflicting operations with DoD entities, US Government agencies and US Embassies.
5. Skill in collecting and reporting information of intelligence value to DoD and IC consumers and tailoring day-to-day work to meet intelligence requirements; skill in communicating effectively with national and DoD HUMINT counterparts, both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions related to the work, writing clear and concise proposals and reports and delivering written and/or verbal presentations to senior level audiences for decision-making purposes.
6. Ability to maintain control of classified material, quickly assimilate disparate data, render knowledgeable and accurate assessments of the implications of such data, and make decisions, estimates, and recommendations under conditions of urgency and pressure based on mature judgement and experience, and present and/or justify a position effectively.

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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