JOB: Intelligence Officer with the Department Of Defense, Washington, DC

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Intelligence Officer (CI)
    Department: Department Of Defense
    Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency
    Job Announcement Number: T11-DX-030770-01-COL

    SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, September 01, 2011 to Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: IA-0132-B03/B03
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 16,500 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.

    The Defense Intelligence Agency will transition from a banded pay structure to a GS-like grade and step pay structure on or about September 25, 2011. Employee pay will no longer align to a broad pay band salary range, but will instead align to a specific grade and step. Applicants hired piror to this conversion will be assigned to a pay band, but salary offers will be set to a GS equivalent grade and step. Applicants hired after September 25, 2011 will be assigned to a specific grade and step.

    DCIPS Pay Band and GG Equivalent

    This is an Occupational Band 3 job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Band 3 duties are at the full performance level, and are equivalent to those at the GS/GG 11, 12, and 13. 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.


    * – U.S. Citizenship – Drug Test – Security Investigation


    The incumbent serves as an Intelligence Officer (Counterintelligence) assigned to perform the full range of intelligence work to support the Agency’s counterintelligence (CI) mission. The incumbent plans and conducts intelligence assessments by researching, reviewing, evaluating and organizing intelligence information. The incumbent evaluates the operational capabilities and effectiveness of foreign intelligence and security services’ (FISS) deception and disinformation operations and makes recommendations to counter threats.

    Incumbent will serve as an Intelligence Operations officer supporting counterintelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Training Division in the CI and HUMINT enterprise (D2X4), Defense CI and HUMINT Enterprise Management Office (D2X), Defense Counterintelligence and HUMINT Center (DX).

    Provides countermeasures against detection, neutralization and manipulation of HUMINT operations. Makes recommendations to counter threats and advises HUMINT personnel on the capabilities and activities of FISS. Prepares and reviews written counterintelligence reports of current and planned HUMINT operations and support activities. Conducts discreet counterintelligence inquiries related to activities from known or suspected foreign intelligence and security service officers and agents. Supports the military services, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other U.S. government agencies in the conduct of counterintelligence operations.

    Establishes and maintains a current series of liaison contacts with DoD and national-level agencies as a recognized counterintelligence authority. Interaction with these contacts includes exchanging information and cooperating on matters of mutual interest. Serves as an Agency representative on working groups with functional or multi-disciplinary emphases that involve counterintelligence issues. Plans and develops internal strategies and participates in meetings to provide advice and assistance to resolve problems. Manages ad hoc projects and acts as a liaison with stakeholders in support of policy and/or project assignments.

    – Performs other duties as assigned.

    Assignments require knowledge of a full range of concepts, principles and practices in counterintelligence and skill in applying this knowledge to difficult work assignments. A thorough knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques for developing new or modified counterintelligence work methods, approaches, or procedures; and to identify, evaluate and recommend solutions to issues and/or problems.

    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.

    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 202-533-0934 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.

    Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) not 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.

    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.

    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.

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