Intelligence Officer
Department of Defense - 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.

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:
POSITION SUMMARY

The incumbent serves as an Intelligence Officer (Political/Military) in an entry-level developmental position classified at less than the independent level for recruitment and professional developmental purposes. As such, incumbent attends and completes appropriate formal training courses, and receives tailored instructions, guidance, on-the-job training, and supervision designed to develop the incumbent toward reaching the competencies necessary for successful performance at the independent range. Accomplishes increasingly difficult assignments designed to develop skills.

Strong analytical and oral and written communication skills are essential job requirements.

THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL BOTH CURRENT AND FUTURE POSITIONS.

APPLICANTS SHOULD POSSESS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND/OR A BACHELOR'S OR ADVANCED DEGREE IN REGIONAL STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, GEOGRAPHY, ECONOMICS, ENGINEERING OR PHYSICAL LIFE.

APPLICANTS MUST BE CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING COMPLEX IDEAS AND CONCEPTS IN ENGLISH BOTH ORALLY WRITING, IN ADDITION TO BEING PROFICIENT IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES TO APPLY FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT: ARABIC, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, KOREAN, FARSI, PASHTU, URDU, DARI, HINDI, TURKISH, TAJIK,
SPANISH.

CURRENT DIA CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. DIA EMPLOYEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO DIA-ONLY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS ADVERTISED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (All Disciplines)
Serve among best-in-class professionals on the front lines of the nation's defense, collecting, analyzing and reporting intelligence that ensures a clear understanding of military capabilities and the intentions of foreign governments and non-state entities worldwide.
Intelligence Officers research, analyze, and produce a full range of complex all-source intelligence products for policy makers and operators. Analysts coordinate, monitor, and integrate valid intelligence while ensuring timely, comprehensive and accurate responses. Intelligence Officers must identify intelligence gaps, specify collection requirements to fill gaps in information, and evaluate resulting intelligence collected in response to requirements and determine analytical approach.

Interested applicants should have strong research skills to identify, collect and evaluate data, and be able to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information to draw logical, interpretable conclusions; excellent written and oral communication skills; and general knowledge and familiarity with contemporary affairs through education, work experience, reading and/or travel.

May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

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 410-579-2159 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

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

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

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.

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

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

DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

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.

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.

Positions within this agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren Scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Education Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP: //ww.nsepnet.org)

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

MANDATORY ASSESSMENT FACTORS

1. Analyzes data to draw actionable conclusions
2. Evaluates the quality of data and uncover gaps in information
3. Addresses information needs in a style that is appropriate to the audience in a way that permits the consumer to use the information
4. Foreign language proficiency is required in at least one of the languages identified in this announcement. With regard to the language capability you identified, do you have...(please select from the drop down menu)

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.

Applicants will be assessed on their demonstrated analytical skill and ability to effectively convey information orally and in writing. This may involve the use of a writing test and/or assessment of a written sample.

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).

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:
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:

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