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Job Description

Intelligence Operations Specialist
Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

National Security Prog & Incident Response, Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (AXE-200)
  • ##### Open & closing dates

10/16/2019 to 10/30/2019

  • ##### Service


  • ##### Pay scale & grade


  • ##### Salary

$84,368 to $130,758 per year

The salary listed above includes a 29.32% locality payment for theWashington, DC metropolitan area.

  • ##### Appointment type


  • ##### Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following location:


Washington, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


- Duties

Serve as an Intelligence Operations Specialist working in a 24x7intelligence watch within a Sensitive-Compartmented InformationFacility (SCIF) under the guidance of and in support of the DivisionManager, senior analysts, and/or higher level Watch Officers as partof the Intelligence and Threat Analysis Division, within the officeof National Security Programs and Incident Response.

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Monitor and evaluate all-source intelligence and information toidentify potential threats to civil aviation from terrorists,insurgents, criminal elements, and nation-states, to include cyberthreats, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) threats, and purposefulinterference of flight navigations systems (such as GlobalPositioning System (GPS) enabled systems that may impact the safetyand security of the National Airspace System (NAS), U.S. or foreigncivil aviation worldwide, and/or future FAA program initiatives.Provide information to the Division Manager, senior analysts, and/orhigher-level Watch Officers for final review.

Analyze terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures, to include theuse of improvised explosive devices and air defense weaponcapabilities, which pose a potential threat to the safety of civiloperations worldwide.

Provide time-critical indications and warning support to FAA andDepartment of Transportation (DOT) leadership, FAA offices and fieldelements, and industry partners on emerging threats.

Contribute to the support of the Washington Operations Center andthe Air Traffic Security Coordinators, who manage the DomesticEvents Network, by coordinating the FAA's role in the Secure Flightprogram from initial receipt of information and assessment from theTransportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Bureau ofInvestigation (FBI) to recommendation for FAA flight monitoring.

Provide operational and tactical-level intelligence, law enforcementinformation and analysis to maximize the agency's situationalawareness in the Air Domain and enhance FAA's operationaldecision-making and crisis management during aviation incidents.

Build and maintain peer-level liaison relationships within FAA Linesof Business and the DOT, along with counterparts in other nationallevel agencies, including those in the Intelligence Community (IC),Law Enforcement (LE), and DoD communities through daily interactionand information sharing.

As the Intelligence Watch Officer on duty, the incumbent will servethe FAA's initial point of contact for all aviation threats,coordinate with the Division Manager, senior analysts, and higherlevel watch officers, and facilitate FAA's exchange of informationwith and responses to queries from other agencies and communitypartners. Effectively and expeditiously responds to aviationincidents by leveraging information from IC, LE, DoD, HomelandSecurity agencies, and industry to support FAA incident managementand crisis response. Assist the Division staff to provide relevantdata and analysis relating to activity in the NAS in support ofinteragency situational awareness and unified incident response.

Contribute to written products and oral presentations aboutpotential threats to civil aviation that support agency andcommunity partner situational awareness, mitigation planning, andoperational decision-making.

Work is directed and reviewed by the Division Manager, senioranalysts, and/or higher-level Watch Officers for technicalcompliance and alignment with the requirements of the project orother work activity.

Duties will entail night, weekend and holiday duty workingindependently, as well as part of a team in a fast-pacedenvironment, and require shift work as part of a 24-hour/7-days aweek operations center.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time,but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or otherwork-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0132 Intelligence

- Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Scheduled and unscheduled overtime may be required.

Applicants must demonstrate at least one year (52 weeks) ofSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade/pay band(FG/GS-12/FV-H) that is typically related to the line of work of theposition to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with theparticular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfullyperform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specializedexperience must have been at least equivalent to the next lowerlevel in the normal line of progression for the occupation in theorganization.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience analyzingintelligence from multiple sources to develop clear and conciseaviation threat information for leadership briefings and writtenproducts for internal and external customers.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experiencein your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating ormay result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THATBECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLYBE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence ordocumentation that you have this type of experience later in theselection process. Your responses are subject to verificationthrough job interviews, or any other information obtained during theapplication process. Any exaggeration of your experience or anyattempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of theabove criteria AND who do not provide the required documentationwill receive no further consideration for this position.*

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirementsand/or Selective Placement Factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluatedon the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality RankingFactor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation,applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1)score order; (2) category grouping; priority grouping; or (3)alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selectionconsideration.

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your applicationfor employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing dateof this vacancy announcement.**


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

Preview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support yourqualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.Position may be subject to a background investigation.A one-year probationary period may be required.The person selected for this position may be required to file afinancial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAApolicy limits certain outside employment and financial investmentsin aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drugand Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected forthis position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointmentdrug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position(TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.


1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative(streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed toeliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA)narratives from the initial application in the hiring process forall announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT requiredto provide a narrative response in the text box listed below eachKSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listedbelow each KSA section, in your work history, please includeinformation that provides specific examples of how you meet theresponse level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work historyexamples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level ofability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validatewhether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the workhistory and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted bya human resource specialist as appropriate.

2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan.Additional information about core compensation is available on thefollowing website:

3) This Level 4 (Special Sensitive; Top Secret/SecretCompartmented Information) position requires favorableadjudication of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver isobtained.

4) This announcement is also being advertised under VA#AWA-ASH-20-0001SC-64221 . Please review both vacancy announcementsbefore making application.

5) Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhancedannual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. Inorder to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' priornon-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directlyrelate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Grantingenhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiringorganization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement norguaranteed to any newly hired employee.

6) Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

7) This vacancy announcement is limited for the receipt ofapplications. Once at least 75 applications are received, theannouncement will close at 11:59p EST on that date, or on theestablished closing date, whichever occurs first.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality ofexperience, education, and training relevant to the duties of theposition(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must besubstantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supportsyour responses.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required


- Required Documents

Only supplemental documentation (e.g., college transcripts, SF-50,veterans preference documentation) will be accepted in combinationwith your online application. These documents must be uploaded orfaxed to 202-267-8330 on or before the closing date of theannouncement. All submitted documents must reference theannouncement number.

Applicants who are or have been employed by the Federal GovernmentMUST also upload a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification ofPersonnel Action).

For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit

Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date willresult in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible forincomplete, missing or illegible documents.

Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot acceptdocuments received via the email system.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans HiringOpportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting characterof service to verify eligibility by the closing date of theannouncement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibilityfor EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentationsubmitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a currentFAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notificationof Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18,19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title,series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closingdate of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it intothe on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure youinclude the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy ofyour SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAAemployee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system If you are a former Federal employee, youcan obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National PersonnelRecords Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295.Additional information is available from this link:

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans whoare honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing atleast three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicantsclaiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflectingcharacter of service to verify eligibility by the closing date ofthe announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office.Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicabledocumentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your applicationmust have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time onthe Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying forpositions associated with FAA registers, your application must havea status of "Received" each time a referral list is created inorder to receive consideration for positions associated withregister.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resumebuilder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the followinginformation:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 182007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience isdependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL ofthis information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. Thiswill provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded informationagain when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide,Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading andre-using the documents in your applications.

Agency contact information
Stephanie Carr

(202) 267-3099


(202) 267-8330



Federal Aviation AdministrationHQ Employment Services Branch800 Independence Ave, SW, Room 523AHF-110Washington, DC 20591US

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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our AutomatedVacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR)system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described inyour application with the requirements of the position. If you arefound to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will bereferred to the selecting official for further consideration. (Insome cases, individuals with priority for special consideration mustbe considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or notyou are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of theposition and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you mustresubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it,your changes will not be considered part of your applicationpackage, and your previous application will be considered.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of politicalaffiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-meritfactors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants withdisabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part ofthe application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions ongranting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-casebasis. Additional information on reasonable accommodationsprocedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights(ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other no

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  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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