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Intelligence Operations Specialist

$108,084 – $140,506 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.

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Job summary

This position is in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A), Field Intelligence Directorate (FID).

Major duties

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Intelligence Operations Specialist and support fusion centers, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners (SLTTP), DHS Components, and the Intelligence Community. The incumbent is responsible for engagement in support of I&A collection and reporting, analytical and dissemination functions at that geographic area to provide national-level intelligence cycle support. The Intelligence Officer serves as I&A's official representative in that geographic area for information and intelligence sharing with Federal, SLTTP partners, other DHS Components, and other members of the Intelligence Community (IC). The assignment involves problem definition and resolution, planning and coordination with numerous Federal (including DHS components) and SLTTP partners. The incumbent executes a wide range of relationship building and intelligence and information sharing, and support, analysis, and collection and reporting related to, and in support of, homeland security. As an Intelligence Officer, the incumbent is recognized as the DHS I&A Representative to that State, Major Urban Area, or other locale. As a Intelligence Operations Specialist,GS-0132 -13 your typical work assignments may include: Responsible for relationship building, intelligence, and information sharing support (two-way flow of timely, accurate, actionable, homeland security information), intelligence analysis, and intelligence collection and reporting. Perform engagement and support of collection and reporting in their geographic area (State, Major Urban Area, or other locale) on Homeland Security Standing Information Needs, Chief Intelligence Officer's priorities, validated IC requirements, and other requirements and priorities in accordance with applicable laws and policy. Performs engagement and support to analytic production, including joint analytic production with federal and SLTT partners on topics and matters relating to terrorism, other threats to homeland security, or other national intelligence or DHS missions. Presents formal briefings or written reports on topics or matters relating to threats to homeland security, or other national intelligence or DHS missions to high-level officials throughout the intelligence and law enforcement community.


Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. You must have one year of specialized experience that has provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is defined as supporting ongoing or emerging substantive intelligence collection and dissemination activities in any established homeland security intelligence related specialty area. Such experience may include conducting a variety of complex assignments within his/her area of responsibility and conducting and directing in-depth research and analysis in support of homeland security. Additionally, such experience could be gained from: Working with state and local partners to create communities of interest and support information-sharing to ensure national and homeland security information is shared bi-directionally with the Intelligence Community.


Education is not required for this position.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: Knowledge of the principles of intelligence operations and of analytical, collection and reporting principles used to gather, analyze, and evaluate a variety of information from multiple sources with a focus on threat information. Ability to plan and formulate policies, procedures, and strategies to provide outreach, advisory services and training on intelligence and information coordination operations. Ability to coordinate and synchronize intelligence operations and activities between intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of management and employees to provide advice on procedures, practices, and policies. 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.