Intelligence Research Specialist

    Duties Summary

    For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 20-KS-10723857-DE.


    Responsibilities

    If selected for this position, you will serve as the Intelligence Research Specialist for the United States Attorney's Office, District of Kansas and will be responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Obtaining, coordinating, analyzing and disseminating information relating to detection and identification of terrorists and terrorist acts, and national security threats for prevention;
    • Coordinating intelligence community activities with the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council;
    • Sharing information and resources needed to detect and destroy terrorist networks and national security threats before they can act;
    • Providing professional guidance and technical assistance in the analysis of terrorism-related information;
    • Representing the USAO in dealings with outside intelligence organizations and law enforcement agencies;
    • Establishing and maintaining ongoing working relationships with a broad range of groups, businesses, agencies and organization within the district's geographic area; and
    • Developing or facilitating the development of specialized training.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0132 Intelligence

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
    • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
    • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
    • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
    • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
    Qualifications
    GS-12: To be eligible at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as defined below.

    Specialized Experience is defined as experience that equipped you with the competencies needed to perform the job duties. Examples of specialized experience are: administering principles, techniques, and methodologies of intelligence research to conduct research and analysis activities; conducting functions related to national intelligence agencies and law enforcement communities; analyzing techniques and practices to develop and maintain working relationships with a variety of groups and organizations, and preparing a range of written products such as formal reports, information bullets and fact sheets.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

    The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
    Attention to Detail, Oral Communication, Reasoning, Technical Competence, and Writing

    The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents
    You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
    -Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
    -Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
    -Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
    -Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
    • Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).
  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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