<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?</strong><br /><br />You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Serves as Chief of the Intelligence Section, Correctional Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons.<br /><br />Plans, directs the development of, and manages all intelligence and investigative support services for the agency. <br /><br />Coordinates liaison with all federal law enforcement agencies, as well as the intelligence community in general on issues of mutual investigative or intelligence concern. <br /><br />Responsible for establishing investigative and intelligence policy which is consistent with federal statute, federal rules, accepted federal law enforcement practice, and is effective in managing the safety of inmates and staff and the security of institutions, while also providing for the welfare of the surrounding communities. <br /><br />Directs the development of threat analysis data and formal threat assessments regarding security threat groups or security threat profile inmates so as to support informed decision and strategic planning by the Branch Chief and Assistant Director in particular, and security planners Bureau-wide in general. <br /><br />Directs the development and publication wide variety of intelligence relations publications, including security alerts, SIS Advisories, Security Threat Group Briefing Guides, Intelligence Trends, Intelligence Summaries, Threat Assessments, and Similar strategic intelligence products. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship is Required.</li> <li>See Special Conditions of Employment Section.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)</strong> provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>How Do I Qualify for this Position?</strong><br /><br />To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements: <br /><br /><strong> Education </strong><br /><br />There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. <br /><br /><strong> Experience </strong><br /><br />You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment. <br /><br />Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes: <br /><br />(1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions; <br /> (2) a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and<br /> (3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program. <br /><br />Some examples of this qualifying experience are: <br /><br /><strong>GS-13</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Experience with security related policy and procedures and extensive investigative or investigative support experience.</li> <li>Experience in link analysis, pattern analysis, threat analysis and risk assessment procedures.</li> <li>Experience with personal computers, JUSTICE mainframe procedures (including CMS and SAS mainframe software), and SENTRY operations in general. Experience with advanced programming skills.</li> <li>Experience developing threat analysis data and formal threat assessments regarding security threat groups or security threat profile inmates to support informed decisions and strategic planning.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>GS-14</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Experience with the TRUACCESS systems (TRUINTEL, TRUVIEW, etc.) as this is our main intelligence database system utilized at central office and the institutions.</li> <li>Experience with providing expert advice in the area of correctional security specifically those related in the Intelligence (SIS) spectrum for example: Crime scene management, evidence recovery and management, interview interrogation procedures, crime lab submissions, and general investigative case management.</li> <li>Experience with maintaining liaison with multiple LE agencies (USMS, FBI, DEA, ATF, HSI, etc.).</li> </ul> <br />If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. <br /><br />**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.<br /><br />The representative rate for this position is $128,911 per annum ($61.77 per hour). <br /><br /><strong>Special Conditions of Employment Section:</strong><br /><br />Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.<br /><br />The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency. <br /><br />Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. <br /><br />The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.<br /><br />Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.<br /><br /><strong>Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:</strong> Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:<br /> <ul> <li>Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;</li> <li>Your responses to the eligibility questions;</li> <li>Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;</li> <li>Your supporting documentation, if required.</li> </ul> <br />Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?</strong><br /><br />The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:<br /><br /><strong>GS-13 and GS-14:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Ability to communicate in writing.</li> <li>Ability to communicate orally.</li> <li>Ability to analyze information and make recommendations, particularly in regards to the formulation of policy, plans and/or programs.</li> <li>Ability to supervise and develop the potential of subordinates.</li> <li>Knowledge of correctional institution management/administration.</li> </ul> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)</li> <li>In order to receive credit for experience contained in a resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.</li> <li>Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.</li> <li>Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.</li> <li>Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.</li> <li>Military Spouses who meet the requirement of Executive Order 13832 – must include marriage certificate and copy of active duty military members orders OR letter from VA OR DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse, OR SF-50. For more information Click Here. </li> <li>CTAP, Click Here , if applicable.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, , etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.</strong><br /><br /><strong>We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.</strong><br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.