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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for<strong> IMPORTANT </strong>additional information.<br /><br />This DCIPS position has a Professional work category and Senior work level. <br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is to as the Senior Intelligence Operations and Strategic Personnel Recovery Debriefer for the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA). Incumbent serves in the Joint Chiefs of Staffs for the JPRA Intelligence Operations Directorate<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Chief of Intelligence Operations and Collection. Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the JPRA Intelligence Directorate.</li> <li>Advise and represent the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as a senior subject matter expert on Strategic PR Debriefing and related research, policy development, training, assessment and personnel recovery</li> <li>Lead a team of four Intelligence Analysts to independently conduct research that contributes to intelligence assessments and reports in support of Combatant Command, DoD, and Interagency intelligence requirements and goals.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <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 Required</li> <li>All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.</li> <li>Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.</li> <li>PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations</li> <li>This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program</li> <li>Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide</li> <li>Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing</li> <li>Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays. Overtime may be required as workload demands; non-standard work hours are regularly required.</li> <li>This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.</li> <li>(Con't) An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position."</li> <li>Applicant must be a graduate of the Defense Strategic Debriefer Course.</li> <li>The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.</li> <li>Incentive for prior Non-Federal Work experience or Active Duty Uniformed Service for determining leave accrual rate may be</li> <li>Disclosure of Political Appointments.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.<br /><br /><b>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:</b><br /><br />Applicant must possess quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of creditable experience include: knowledge of DoD, Personnel Recovery organizations, policies, legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships and guidance for the application of complex procedures and techniques to diverse situations and varying degrees of management control; and knowledge of DoD PR programs and relevant policies/instructions/guidance in Code of Conduct, SERE/ rescue and recovery, Special Operations Forces personnel, capabilities, procedures, and Non-Conventional Assisted Recovery (NAR). Knowledge and experience in the Intelligence field and the application of Personnel Recovery reintegration and debriefing; ability to instruct debriefing skills. Expert knowledge of Intelligence Operations, Research, Collection and product development; knowledge of intelligence community components, roles, missions and processes; able to efficiently and concisely gather ambiguous data and research into a clear analysis and product for dissemination at Senior DoD levels. Extensive knowledge of the entire JPRA intelligence program and the relationship to National Intelligence objectives and PR operations. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.<br /><br /><b>OR</b><br /><br />To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: <br /><br />https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards <br /><br /><b>KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:</b><br /><br />1. Knowledge of DoD, Personnel Recovery organizations, policies, legislation, and directives to plan and develop relationships and guidance for the application of complex procedures and techniques to diverse situations and varying degrees of management control; and knowledge of DoD PR programs and relevant policies/instructions/guidance in Code of Conduct, SERE/ rescue and recovery, Special Operations Forces personnel, capabilities, procedures, and Non-Conventional Assisted Recovery (NAR).<br /><br />2. Knowledge and experience in the Intelligence field and the application of Personnel Recovery reintegration and debriefing; ability to instruct debriefing skills. Expert knowledge of Intelligence Operations, Research, Collection and product development; knowledge of intelligence community components, roles, missions and processes; able to efficiently and concisely gather ambiguous data and research into a clear analysis and product for dissemination at Senior DoD levels. Extensive knowledge of the entire JPRA intelligence program and the relationship to National Intelligence objectives and PR operations. <br /><br />3. Knowledge and understanding of pertinent international agreements, guidelines for the release of information or equipment; DOD instructions governing Foreign policy agreements and foreign disclosure; awareness of cultural factors associated with all other Services, agencies and nations represented in PR capability development initiatives, programs, and projects; and safety/security regulations, practices, and procedures for ensuring the safeguarding of classified information.<br /><br />4. Knowledge of DoD and multinational partners' Personnel Recovery programs in support of PR Intelligence objectives. Knowledge of Joint Planning and Operations; PR mission, doctrine, operations, tactic, techniques, procedures and regulatory publications; and the interplay of geographical, political, military, economic and industrial forces in a wide variety of regions of the world.<br /><br />5. Skill in English and technical/scientific writing required to convey complex and programmatic issues to high level/senior military, government, and civilian officials; and prepare and present briefings, lead project teams, chair meetings, prepare reports, author policy and procedures, and develop comprehensive project management plans.<br /><br />6. Ability to apply facts and estimates derived from numerous sources to a variety of problems having complex and ambiguous technical aspects; and understanding of all aspects of the DoD, defense agencies, interagency, multi- national and coalition roles, responsibilities and inter-relationships with respect to personnel recovery.<br /><br />7. Ability to facilitate the development of Reintegration and post-isolation support program development for the DoD, interagency and multinational partners; and awareness of relevant, personnel recovery related research, intelligence products and SERE doctrine to prepare concise written reports, present innovative, imaginative and cohesive briefings, and other related duties as assigned.<br /><br /><b> PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE </b><b>: </b>Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.<br /><br /><b> VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: </b> Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE</strong>: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.<br /><br /><strong>VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE</strong>: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?</strong> You <strong>MUST</strong> provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION</strong>: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):</strong> Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.<br /><br /><strong>90-Day Register:</strong> This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.<br /><br /><strong>Direct Deposit:</strong> All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.<br /><br /><strong>If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .</strong><br /><br />Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval)<br /><br />Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.<br /><br /><strong>Tax Law Impact for PCS:</strong> On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 – the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on these allowances and eligibilities, visit: https: www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf <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 />Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.<br /><br />Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:</strong> <li>Online Application – Questionnaire</li> <li>Resume – For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do <strong>NOT</strong> include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.</li> <li>Transcripts – if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts</li> <li>Registration/License – active, current registration/license <strong>if applicable</strong> for the position</li> <li>Veterans' Preference – If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference or 30% Disabled Veterans Preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).</li> <li>If you are a current permanent federal civilian employee, you are not eligible to claim veteran's preference. Please upload a copy of your most recent SF 50.</li> <strong>ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:</strong> The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.<br /><br /><strong>OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:<br /> Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees</strong> – Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.<br /> <strong>Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees</strong> – Copies of any award received within the last 3 years. <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.


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