Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect
Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to provide management and oversight to Agency programs providing advice and consultation to subordinate agencies and public interest groups? Then consider joining the Infrastructure Analysis Strategy Division (IASD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior Intelligence Officer who provides expert guidance for evaluating intelligence information to determine potential or actual threats and risks.
Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce. This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America. In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.
In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team who is "Proud to Protect" .
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.
U. S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.
Appointment subject to availability of funds.
Shift work may be required. DUTIES:
Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Manage organizational changes throughout the organization directed, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segments directed.
Initiate, lead, and conduct special projects that involve several major organizational elements and often require coordination of efforts with Headquarters, outside components, and other departments and agencies.
Serve as the organizations expert in intelligence research. Provide consultant service or monitors projects in interrelated geographical or functional fields.
Conduct intelligence short and long-term planning, projection and revision of estimates with respect to identifying vulnerabilities and protection requirements of critical infrastructure to evaluate the actual and potential risk to the Nations Critical Infrastructure.
Develop and maintain coordination and liaison with counterparts and colleagues throughout the infrastructure protection, intelligence and security communities.
Serve on top-level committees to evaluate, discuss, test, and validate intelligence analysis and collection programs, plans, guides and manuals before they are finally approved and released.
Establish innovative research methodologies to solve analytical problems when raw/finished intelligence materials or other sources contain information gaps are difficult to validate.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, you must meet the following requirements:
One full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) serving as a senior specialist of an intelligence entity conducting in-depth studies, analytical operations, and projects to provide expert and authoritative advice on intelligence data and information; 2) presenting briefings and finished reports on findings and recommendations to management and policy makers regarding infrastructure threat and risk assessments; 3) providing short and long-term planning for intelligence programs and initiatives; 4) developing and maintaining coordination and liaison with counterparts and colleagues throughout the intelligence community; and 5) overseeing the work of subordinate employees while providing a wide-range of supervisory duties.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
The incumbent of this position may be subject to random drug screening.
NOTE: As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities. Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.
Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified - Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified - Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified - Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of risk analysis, intelligence research, analytical principles and intelligence operations
Ability to supervise
Skill in making presentations and communicating effectively orally
Ability to effectively communicate in writing
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc . OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TS/ SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.
This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans .
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge , you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
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