Intelligence Research Specialist

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Feb-27-2020
  • Posted
    Feb 14

Position description

Located in the Office of Analysis for Terrorism, Narcotics, and Crime, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/TNC). The Office is responsible for the program of review and analysis of classified, unclassified, and open source materials concerning worldwide terrorism, narcotics, and crime and the U.S. international relationships and interests affected. 
 

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Responsibilities

  • The GS-12 position performs essentially the same duties as those described at the full performance level of GS-13, under closer supervision and decreased level of complexity.
  • Conducts extensive research using both classified & unclassified sources to produce timely & insightful strategic intelligence assessments on the major trends in narcotics & trans-national organized crime & the implications for U.S. foreign policy. 
  • Prepares written briefing materials and in-depth analytical products for distribution within the Department and to other interested agencies.
  • Reviews and reports daily in the areas of responsibility as they involve U.S. foreign policy interests. Represents INR on Department and interagency committees as an expert in the analysis of policy relevant issues in the specialty area.
  • Participates in developing goals, objectives, and plans for the collection and analysis of intelligence information and in establishing intelligence collection priorities in the assigned specialty area.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overseas travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

Applicants for the GS-12 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

-Experience researching intelligence information to provide analysis on major trends in international organized crime and narcotics in South America, Northern and Western Africa.
-Experience providing advice and guidance to senior officials on major trends in international organized crime and narcotics in South America, Northern and Western Africa.
-Experience drafting finished intelligence products for the U.S. Intelligence Community.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-12 position.

Applicants for the GS-13 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

-Experience researching and analyzing all-source intelligence information to provide analysis on major trends in international organized crime and narcotics in South America, Northern and Western Africa.
-Experience providing advice, guidance, and consultation, orally and in writing, to senior officials on major trends in international organized crime and narcotics in South America, Northern and Western Africa.
-Experience drafting and/or coordinating finished intelligence products for the U.S. Intelligence Community.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

 

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Application instructions

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