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Job opening: Intelligence Operations Specialist

Salary: $139 395 - 181 216 per year
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), I&A, Homeland Threats Division. The primary purpose of this position is to work as a Homeland Counterterrorism Division threat expert and is a versatile and technically proficient terrorist threat analyst within I&A. Non-BU: This is a non-bargaining unit position.


As a Intelligence Operations Specialist GS 0132 14, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: Conducts first line review of analytic products and manages projects and workflow of team analysts. Applies technical experience in terrorism analysis and couples it with expertise in analytic tradecraft and execution. Mentors and molds the activities of CTC and influences the activities of all DHS components. Represents the Branch and occasionally the Branch Chief in a wide range of meetings, conferences, and workgroups in venues across federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, international, and private sectors. Influences the development of hardware, software, tools, applications and business processes that support the tradecraft. All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5-business day open period due to the number of applications received. This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement: Common Definitions.


  • U. S. Citizenship Required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • You must submit to a pre-employment and random drug test
  • You must sign a mobility agreement and be willing to relocate as necessary
  • Selectee may be required to serve a two-year probationary period
  • Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.
  • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.


Specialized Experience You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess the specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in Federal service or equivalent private/public sector experience. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: Utilizing intelligence gathering and dissemination techniques to assess complex intelligence issues within an organization and maintaining situational awareness of all terrorism threats in order to develop recommendations concerning collection and dissemination of counterterrorism information. Collecting and analyzing raw and finished intelligence information and managing workflow of analytic products. Making formal presentations to high level officials and representing an organization at various meetings and conferences. NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level. All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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. Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE. 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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.


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  • Address IC-DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 US
  • Name: Tyreta Cespedes
  • Email: [email protected]


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