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Intelligence Operations Specialist – Executive Briefer

Full-time
$78,592 – $145,617 Per Year
Closing on Aug 11, 2023

About Office of Intelligence and Analysis

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Location:
District of Columbia, Washington
Requires Relocation:
Yes
Start Date:
07/08/2023
End Date:
11/08/2023
Offering Type:
Permanent
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Excepted
Travel Percentage:
Occasional travel

Job summary

This position is located in the Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis (DUS/A), Analytic Advancement Division (AAD) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). This position is centered on championing the work of the Homeland Enterprise Intelligence Support Team (HEIST) team to accomplish its mission of providing DHS and I&A Leadership, and the DHS Intelligence Enterprise with timely intelligence to inform DHS leadership and managers decision-making.

Major duties

The Homeland Enterprise Intelligence Support Team (HEIST) provides a variety of services to I&A and DHS Headquarters Executive Leadership, their Staff, the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE), and the broader Intelligence Community (IC). The HEIST's mission consists of curating the daily intelligence briefings and analytic exchanges for the DHS Intelligence Enterprise, to actively and re-actively respond to the intelligence requests of senior executive customers in I&A and DHS, to socialize, provide, and promote I&A intelligence to our customers, to facilitate the integration and enhanced performance of I&A and its various offices with itself, their customers, and partners throughout the DHS Enterprise and Interagency, and with acting as a liaison and force multiplier for I&A's workforce and its integration in the National Security Enterprise. As a Intelligence Operations Specialist - Executive Briefer,GS-0132 -11/12/13 your typical work assignments may include: Coordinates, reviews, and directs the inclusion of finished DHS and IC intelligence analysis in a daily intelligence "book" to inform senior leadership and other audiences across the DHS Enterprise. Prepares and presents relevant products and key analytic judgements to DHS HQ and IE customers by applying knowledge of homeland security missions, intelligence priorities, and I&A production process and collaborates with analysts, Senior Intelligence Officers, Mission Managers, and other Intelligence producers to inform decision makers on the full spectrum of homeland security issues. Coordinates with analytic production review, editing, and dissemination efforts to plan, schedule, and deliver products for the Secretary and other internal and external dissemination and facilitates customer feedback and follow-on tastings. Serves as an action officer for DHS and I&A leadership to work on integration efforts between I&A, the DHS Enterprise, and the IC. Provides excellent customer service and force multiplier functions to I&A Mission Centers by providing them with engagement and outreach opportunities, situational awareness of DHS and I&A Executive Leadership priorities and taskings, and the socialization of I&A intelligence with customers. Hosts interagency meetings, coordinates, assembles deep dive briefings for senior customers across the DHS Enterprise across a wide range of topic areas. Additionally, the incumbent actions, tracks, and manages taskers from I&A leadership. Provides support to the HEIST Executive Briefing Team as needed. Assists in research, curation of readbook and deep dive briefings for senior customers, host interagency visits for expert briefs, and assists executive briefing team to provide intelligence support to senior customers. Work with DHS IE component partners to create an information-sharing environment that services stakeholder's needs and builds interoperability horizontally and vertically by serving as an interface in sharing information between IC members, DHS IE components, field activities, and the National Intelligence/Law Enforcement community. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification

Specialized Experience: To qualify, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service, that has provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level, OR equivalent public or private sector experience. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: (1) Delivering briefings to senior level government stakeholders; applies analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of real or potential security threats to program operations; (2) Serving as a liaison to share and receive intelligence on Homeland threats with state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, intelligence community; and/or (3) Coordinating with agency partners and shares relevant intelligence and threat information with internal and external stakeholders. OR Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application. To qualify for the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, which is defined as: In addition to the requirements for the next lower grade level, with minimal to no supervision, (1) Developing and delivering briefings to senior level government stakeholders and executives; applies analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of real or potential security threats to program operations; (2) Serving as the primary liaison to share and receive intelligence on Homeland threats with state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, intelligence community; and/or (3) Coordinating with agency partners and shares relevant intelligence and threat information with internal and external stakeholders. To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, which is defined as: In addition to the requirements for the next lower grade level, (1) Developing, defining and delivering briefings to senior level government stakeholders and executives; proficiently applies analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of real or potential security threats to program operations; (2) Serving as the primary liaison to share and receive intelligence on Homeland threats with state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials, intelligence community; and/or (3) initiative driven coordination with agency partners highlighting future production opportunities and shares relevant intelligence and threat information with internal and external stakeholders without supervision.

Education

Education is not required for this position.

Evaluations

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job: Expert knowledge of DHS I&A Homeland Security intelligence mission and the role intelligence plays in the relationship between I&A, the DHS Components, and the IC. Demonstrated knowledge of research methodologies, effective analytic writing, finished intelligence production, ODNI tradecraft standards, interagency coordination, dissemination controls, and information security. Expert knowledge of providing policy and guidance, program evaluation, resource allocation, and/or other direct support for all areas of expertise. Demonstrated experience in leadership and management of a team, exhibiting an ability to coach and mentor others. Must show outstanding initiative in leading complex projects and assignments, including at the Departmental or other equivalent level, with favorable results. If you are amongst the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you will be removed from consideration.