Supervisory Intelligence Operations Specialist
Department Of Homeland Security - Washington, DC

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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Branch Chief of the Intelligence Enterprise Management (IEM) Branch responsible for planning, directing, and managing programs that support the development, promoting, and integrating of intelligence activities on behalf of the Intelligence Enterprise.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Management Division (ISIEM).


You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

You must be able to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Occasional overtime.

  • Brief DHS senior executives and other senior audiences on topics being considered for action by the Chief Intelligence Officer, the Homeland Security Intelligence Council, and/or other I&A leadership.
  • Establish a program responsible for the cultivation and management of activities that support the growth, strengthening, and success of the Intelligence Enterprise.
  • Develop I&A procedural guidance for daily intelligence products for DHS, state, local, tribal and private sector partners.
  • Supervisory duties of planning and scheduling work and making assignments based on priorities, considering the requirements of the work and capabilities of the employees.
Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-15: To qualify for the GS-15, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service. For this position, specialized experience must include the following: 1) plan programs that support the development, promotion, and integration of intelligence activities on behalf of the Intelligence Enterprise; 2) provide recommendations to senior management on intelligence policies, operating guidelines, and processes to support information sharing both within and outside of the organization; 3) supervise and lead subordinates in the execution of organizational goals .

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

The qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for TS/SCI SECURITY LEVEL clearance as a condition of placement in this SPECIAL SENSITIVITY LEVEL position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of the three categories based on your experience, education and training. The knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:





If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions .

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please click here .

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). The VOW Act amended chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) by adding section 2108a, “Treatment of certain individuals as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligibles.”

This job opportunity announcement (JOA) include Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). Active duty service members who have begun their civilian job search prior to discharge or release from active duty will know how their application will be considered.

a.Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be conserved for competitive service positions and granted tentative veteran’s preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying to a federal job.
b.A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date of certification is signed.

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 ."

Promotion Potential: This position is being filled at the full performance level.

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

Veterans, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see .

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