Intelligence Officer (Military Capabilities)
Defense Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC

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As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 12,000 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.

DCIPS Pay Band and GG Equivalent

This is an Occupational Band 4 job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Band 4 duties are at the senior level, and are equivalent to those at the GS/GG 13 and 14. The selectee's salary will be set within the band equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

We are committed to:
Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.

Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense.

Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.

Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.

Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.

Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.

Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.

Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation
Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The incumbent serves as a senior Intelligence Specialist (MilCaps) with responsibility for producing broad and complex all-source intelligence relative to a specific complex country/region(s) military strategic and operational capabilities and potential threat issues and topics. As such, the incumbent applies in-depth intelligence analytic skills to identify, assess, design, and report on highly complex order of battle, force structure, military capabilities, key military leadership,military policies, plans, strategies, intentions, and their impact on force developments. Provides guidance and direction to junior analysts and reviews intelligence products.

This position is located in the Navy and Ground Section, China Military Capabilities Branch, East Asia Division (APA1), Asia Pacific Office (APA) in the Directorate for Analysis (DI).

  • Serves as the senior intelligence analyst and subject matter expert on East Asian military issues, with emphasis on naval and maritime issues.
  • Researches, analyzes, interprets, evaluates, and integrates extremely complex all-source intelligence data pertaining to order of battle, force structure, strategic and conventional military capabilities and key military leadership, with emphasis on naval and maritime issues. Prepares extensive assessments and documents and disseminates information through reports and briefs. Develops complex analytical approaches to problems and situations for which data is incomplete, controversial, or for which no precedent exists.
  • Assesses capabilities of doctrine and strategy production, joint forces operations, force structure, manpower; joint exercises, readiness training; and intentions. Advises and briefs senior leadership regarding critical military capabilities issues. Represents the Agency's position concerning military capabilities to senior policymakers. Provides input to policymakers on key foreign military capabilities trends.
  • Develops innovative approaches to analysis and validates analytical conclusions. Maintains and updates extensive intelligence databases, systems, and mechanisms for sharing relevant intelligence information to support on-going and projected projects.
  • Leads team(s) on special projects or studies of considerable scope and depth critical to the resolution of military capabilities issues and problems; interprets complex legislative, regulatory, and policy guidance to prepare recommendations for management.
  • Develops and strengthens substantive ties with other government organizations. Interfaces with the Intelligence Community on foreign military capabilities issues. Represents the Agency's position and Intelligence Community as senior intelligence representative at interagency and international meetings and on national working groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Assignments require knowledge of, and skill in applying advanced military capabilities concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, methods and techniques. The incumbent makes decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or developing important intelligence policies and programs. Comprehensive knowledge of the military, political, geopolitical and political-military and/or cultural issues in one or more foreign countries. Comprehensive knowledge of countryüs order of battle, military force capabilities, composition, operations, warfare, tactics, mobilization procedures, and infrastructure.

Other Requirements

Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement's closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative at 202-231-5500 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision for granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

If you are claiming 5-points Veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans' preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

Mandatory Assessment Factors
1. Identifies ways to facilitate cooperation across organizations to advance projects and goals
2. Provides high quality products and services ideally suited to customer needs and expectations
3. Guides analysts in the development of analytic integrity and standards
4. Experience in analyzing Chinese Military Combat Capabilities, Operations and Intentions.
5. Assesses the military capabilities, plans and intentions of China internally, regionally, and globally and the impact on US policy and military operations.

Highly Desired Assessment Factors
1. Applicant should be proficient in any/all of the following languages: Chinese - Mandarin/Yunnanese
2. Experience in analyzing Chinese naval and maritime Combat Capabilities, Operations and Intentions.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:QUALIFICATIONS:Basic Requirements:
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower qualifying band or equivalent GS/GG level, which is directly related to the position being filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED:
DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and mandatory education (if applicable) required to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. We will also evaluate your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors to ensure they are substantiated in your application (work experience). If our evaluation demonstrates that you meet the position's requirements, your application will be forwarded for further consideration.

Other Information: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next 90 days.

Applicants must ensure work experiences clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Your application cannot be processed without your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors. In addition, your application will be used for the qualifications review/verification process.

If you submit responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors but not a complete application, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.

You are not required to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors, but it is encouraged. DIA uses the highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon their application and responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors.

ONLINE APPLICATION:
Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this position, as specified in this vacancy announcement. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

TIME-IN-BAND/GRADE REQUIREMENT:
In addition to the qualifications identified in this vacancy, there is also a time-in-band/grade requirement. Current civilian federal employees must have 52 weeks time-in-band/grade by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Time-in-band/grade is the 52-week requirement federal civilian employees must serve at the next lower band/grade before they are eligible for promotion or within-band salary advancement to the next higher GGE. The time-in-band/grade requirement applies only to applicants who have held a federal civilian position within the last 52 weeks.

ASSESSMENT FACTOR RESPONSES:
For each of the following mandatory (required) assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task.

A - Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
B - Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
C - Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
D - Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
E - Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task

For each of the following highly desired assessment factors (optional) select "Yes" or "No" from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.

Benefits and Other Info

BENEFITS:
Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the “Employment” heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
NOTE: DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:
How Do I Apply

HOW
DO I APPLY?

Complete
and submit an application package following these instructions.

Unless specified
within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit
your job
application electronically using DIA's online job tool hosted on
unclassified networks (the internet).

Here's how:
Important: Do not use the
browser
Back or Forward keys.
Use
the
navigation buttons provided within the job application.

Navigate to http://www.dia.mil .

We encourage you to browse that page to learn more about the agency before considering employment. To investigate employment opportunities, click "Careers" and then "Vacancies" on the menu at the top of the page. Follow the on-line instructions to search for career possibilities and submit applications for jobs that interest you.

Your first visit? Register to setup your own account ( Create an
Account ).

Select the link to view the current available job offerings ( Take a
look at our job postings and hiring
events, then apply for jobs!)

Search the Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest
you.

Select Vacancy Announcements for which you are qualified and
place them in your Job Basket by checking the box to the right of the
returned search results. You may select as many as you wish.

Open your Job Basket to start the application process ( View
Contents of Job Basket/Apply
for Jobs ).

While working on the application, please frequently save your work. You may save the application in draft mode prior to final
submission and return to it at a later date. You will find it by clicking the link to your draft applications.

When you have entered required information, submit the application.

You must submit the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement's closing date.

Final applications are not available for revision. If you need to change the information in an application, you will need to prepare a new application for that job. Our system will forward only the most recently submitted application for any one job to the selecting officials.

Important: Do not use the
browser "Back" or "Forward keys". Use the navigation buttons provided on the pages of the job application.

Submitting Classified Applications:
All applications - and any attachments - prepared and submitted using the internet must be must be unclassified.

Frequently
Asked Questions

How will I know the status of my application?

We

will send an e-mail to you:
When your application is received by the agency

If you are found to be among those best qualified and are
referred for further consideration

If you are not selected for a position

If an announcement is canceled

Selectees are notified by telephone.

You
may check the status of your application on the DIA web site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ), by
returning to your Applicant Home Page and clicking the “View Your
Submitted Applications” link.

How
long will I be able to see my application on-line?

Your completed application package will remain available to you
on http://www.dia.mil for 12 months
following the date you submitted your application.

Who
do I call if I am having trouble using the online application tool?

Our DIA Jobs Help Desk is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. –
11:00 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET, to
assist people using DIA's online application tool. Help desk
personnel cannot answer specific questions about advertised positions.

Call 703-699-7400
(DSN: 499-7400)

How do I email
you with my questions?

Contact us by email using the following address:
Public
Internet

DIAJOBS_Help@dia.mil

I
have a question about the advertised job and one about working at DIA. How can I ask those questions?

Contact the individual listed under "Contact Information" in the
heading area on the vacancy announcement on the DIA web site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ).

I'm
looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date. It
says
"open continuous" and "open until filled." What does that mean?

These announcements remain open until all available positions are
filled. Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to management
on an unannounced periodic basis. To ensure that your application
is considered, please apply as soon as possible.

Will
I need to fill out a new complete application each time I apply for a
job on www.dia.mil?

You will complete a new application for each job. However,
once you officially submit an application for consideration, your basic
application information (contact information, work experience,
education, etc.) will remain active on this site for you to use in
future applications. If there is no activity in your account
after 12 months, the information is removed.

How
will DIA contact me if my e-mail address or phone number have changed?

Sign-in to our recruiting site ( http://diajobs.dia.mil ), click
Update Contact Information and make the changes in your
contact information stored there.

Can
I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application
process?

No. DIA does not accept hard-copy resumes.
All applications must be completed on-line.
E-mailed resumes are not reviewed.

All Positions in the Defense
Intelligence Agency are covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence
Personnel System (DCIPS), a pay-banded, pay-for-performance system.

DIA positions are
in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority.
All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough
background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All
applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA
employees are subject to initial and periodic
counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants
conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit,
prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs.
Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any
fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All
civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct
Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates
will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual
orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have
been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are
encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Civilian Operations Division

Phone: 202-231-5500

Agency Information:
Defense Intelligence Agency

Bolling AFB

Washington, DC 20340

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.

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