Intelligence Research Specialist

Grade 12: Qualifying experience for the GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-11. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at this level include; Plans, organizes, and performs research and analysis intelligence materials of a highly specialized and particularly sensitive nature; Develops additional methodologies to supplement conventional intelligence evaluation; Prepares reports that recommend organization positions on controversial or disputed intelligence issues; Formulates policies and procedures governing the organization’s collaborative and liaison activities; Identifies gaps in existing data and requests research or reports necessary to strengthen intelligence in those areas; Analyzes and evaluates large volumes of intelligence materials of a highly specialized and sensitive nature, relative to their importance and impact on foreign policy; Determines the content and extent of highly technical intelligence to be included in reports and briefings for high-ranking officials or policy makers; Independently plans and carries out a wide variety of tasks to participate in the planning and execution of major collaborative and liaison activities in support of an organizational program.

 

Grade 13: Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-12. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at this level include; Conducts research studies of highly sensitive issues within an assigned area of intelligence; Analyzes intelligence reports and data to make decisions or recommendations shaping agency programs; Serves as a technical expert, independently developing and maintaining critical relationships in the intelligence community; Develops strategies for major areas of uncertainty in domestic and international political, social, or economic policies, trends, or situations that had potentially significant repercussions to the agency, to the United States, or internationally; Analyze intelligence reports and data to make decisions or recommendations shaping agency programs; Develops the organization’s position on controversial or disputed issues; Collects, reviews, interprets, evaluates, and integrates large volumes of intelligence data from multiple sources pertaining to extensive, interrelated geographical or functional fields; Plans, implements, and maintains databases to store and process technical or operational intelligence in one or more assigned areas; Develops analytical tools and methodologies to fill present gaps and prevent future gaps; Develops methods of evaluating the validity, accuracy, and reliability of a broad array and high-volume of information, for translation into intelligence relevant to the organization.

 

 

All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Attention To Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Written Communication – Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.

Information Technology – Familiarity with unclassified and classified systems utilized in research and analysis activities.

Intelligence Research Collection and Storage – Collects, reviews, interprets, evaluates and integrates large volumes of intelligence data from multiple sources pertaining to extensive, interrelated geographical or functional fields.

Intelligence Research, Analysis and Evaluation – Develops methods of evaluating the validity, accuracy and reliability of a broad array and high volume of information, for translation into intelligence relevant to the organization.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.  

 

If you are a “status applicant” and wish to be considered for this position under both merit promotion and competitive procedures, you must also submit an application under vacancy announcement 12-0038-DH. “Status applicants” are individuals who are current or former permanent Federal civilian employees who hold or held non-temporary appointments in the competitive service.

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