National Protection and Programs Directorate Supervisory Intelligence Specialist (OPERATIONS) in Arlington County, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Joining the Office of Cyber & Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA) means ensuring there is an understanding and awareness of cyber and physical critical infrastructure interdependence and the impact of a cyber-threat or incident to the Nation's critical infrastructure. In this position, you would be responsible for leading the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Duties

In this position you will perform the following and other related duties:

  • Planning, directing, managing, and supervising the functions assigned to the OCIA.
  • Perform supervisory and non-supervisory duties to accomplish assigned missions and functions.
  • Serve as the senior intelligence analyst, providing expert guidance for evaluating a very wide range of intelligence information to determine potential or actual threats and risk.
  • Independently create and establish methodologies to solve very complex analytical problems when finished intelligence contains threat and risk information gaps that are difficult to validate.
  • Provide expert advice on intelligence and develop scenarios of potential threat and risk outcomes to the NPPD Under-Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary based on a variety of factors including past intelligence and analytic experience, political climate, geographic demographics, etc.
  • Present briefings and finished reports on findings and recommendations to political appointees, Senior Executive Service, management and policy makers regarding the infrastructure threat and risk assessments.
  • Develop and manage intelligence requirements for NPPD and coordinate requirements with other DHS Intelligence Enterprise organizations and Intelligence Community entities.
  • Lead and manage the OCIA component of the DHS Intelligence Enterprise.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days monthly travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret /SCI clearance
Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) developing methodologies for conducting in-depth studies using intelligence techniques to assess present and future threats to critical infrastructure; 2) directing research and resolving analytical problems when raw and finished intelligence data contains information gaps and are difficult to validate; 3) providing authoritative advice and guidance in the interpretation and resolution of complex intelligence issues; 4) presenting findings and recommendations based on research and analysis to top management and policy-makers related to infrastructure protection; and 5) exercising the full supervisory responsibility for subordinate employees (i.e., planning work assignments, preparing schedules for completing assignments, assigning work to staff, identifying employee training needs, evaluating performance of employee and etc.). NOTE: The contents of your resume must support this response to be found eligible.

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

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Education is not qualifying for this position

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!

BENEFITS

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Other Information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

E-Verify DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, persons with disabilities, and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472127200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $131,767.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0132-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates (this includes Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% or More Disabled, EVHO, Schedule A, Military Spouses, Americorps, Peace Corps, Vista, Interchange Agreement Eligibles, Land Management, and National Guard).

Control Number: 472127200

Job Announcement Number: DEST-10014185-17-RS