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Job opening: Intelligence Operations Specialist

Salary: $120 246 - 156 323 per year
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Intelligence, National Border Security Intelligence Center Directorate, Southern Border Intelligence Center, California Regional Intelligence Center located in Los Angeles, CA. Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.


In this position you will serve as an Intelligence Operations Specialist, Reports Officer, you will be preparing and delivering intelligence briefings and reports. You will apply subject matter and tradecraft expertise in support of strategic, operational, and tactical enforcement operations. You will synchronizes the processes across all phases of the Intelligence Cycle (including intelligence planning and direction, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and production, and dissemination) - in order to deliver high quality, operationally relevant and timely all-source intelligence to decision makers and operators in furtherance of the mission. This position starts at a salary of $120,246.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $156,323.00 (GS-13, Step 10). Major duties include, but are not limited: Maintaining a current understanding of local, regional, and national intelligence collection requirements with emphasis on HUMINT requirements related to transnational organized crime (TOC), global terrorism, counter narcotics, illicit trade, and illicit migration to research and review CBP operational and HUMINT reporting to identify and report information to satisfy applicable requirements, and to support gap analysis and collection management. Reporting timely all-source intelligence information with emphasis on HUMINT through intelligence information reports (IIR) cables, and notes while ensuring reliability, validity, and relevance for the broader CBP intelligence enterprise and Intelligence Community. Working with all-source collectors and analysts to identify HUMINT collection gaps, develop and refine HUMINT collection plans, evaluate raw and finished HUMINT intelligence reporting, and contributes to maintaining the common intelligence picture to with emphasis on TOC, narcotics, terrorism, illicit finance, espionage, and human trafficking.



Experience: You qualify for the GS 13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Serving as a senior reviewer of an intelligence organizations HUMINT information and operations reporting to evaluate, discuss, test, and validate intelligence research reports, and intelligence collection programs, plans. Conducting liaison with other federal, state and local agencies to collaborate on intelligence sharing, drafting, and dissemination of intelligence reporting derived from HUMINT sources. Recognizing intelligence requirements based on the common intelligence picture, threat templates, and threat organizational and functional structures to provide evaluations on current information to improve future intelligence collection or reporting. Extrapolating, compiling, and processing information from raw intelligence, open source, law enforcement and intelligence community systems and databases. Developing methods of evaluating the validity, accuracy, and reliability of a broad array and high volume of information NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements. 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. You must: Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 04/25/2024. 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. Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.


  • Address Office of Intelligence Please read entire announcement Please apply online Washington, DC 20229 US
  • Name: CBP Hiring Center
  • Phone: 952-857-2932
  • Email: [email protected]


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