U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Research Specialist, GS-0132-14 in Suitland, Maryland

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats. .

This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations (CG-2), Intelligence Coordiantion Center (ICC), Analysis Department, Global Issues and Threats Division, in Suitland, MD."

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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Duties

This position is located at the U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC), a tenant at the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC), at Suitland, MD. The incumbent serves as a Specialist and analyst for the Commanding Officer, conducting research, analysis, and liaison work with other intelligence and law enforcement agencies on topics of relevance to the Coast Guard. Incumbent serves as subject matter expert on topics of relevance to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Being a Coast Guard civilian make you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Receiving, reviewing, screening and synthesizing large volumes of information and translating it into policy relevant intelligence.

  • Analyzing the validity, accuracy, and reliability of information received from a wide variety of sources to assess importance to foreign policy and Coast Guard operational and decision making interests in a broad assignment area.

  • Preparing a wide range of analytic products to clearly characterize the policy significance and implications of the issues and developments in the assigned area.

  • Preparing written contributions to interagency intelligence assessments, preparing and advocating agency position on controversial or disputed issues.

  • Acquiring information through extensive means and alerting senior agency staff and command members to issues of or developments of special urgency or importance.

  • As a Senior Intel Analyst (SIA) is required to establish, collaborate, & leverage working relationships w/analysts throughout the CG & Intel Community (IC) to improve analysis/gain insights.

  • The SIA will ensure compliance with intel analysis tradecraft & techniques, IC Directives (ICD), CG Intel policies, & ICC policies.

  • Serve as substantive expert on writing, editing, & applying best practices in analytic standards & methodologies.

  • The SIA assists the Branch Chief in managing the development, editing, & revision of multi-source intel publications that interpret & explain important/highly complex info to senior CG & other US Gov’t decision makers.

  • As SIA, provide qualitative review of all analytic work for the Branch to ensure the highest standards of analytic rigor & effective intel writing.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Limited local and in-CONUS travel may be involved.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS/Relocation will be paid.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant is subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Must pass a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • A Non-Disclosure must be signed.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
Qualifications

GS-14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes receiving, reviewing, screening and synthesizing large volumes of information and translating it into policy relevant intelligence; analyzing the validity, accuracy, and reliability of information received from a wide variety of sources to assess importance to foreign policy and coast Guard operational and decision making interests in a broad assignment area; preparing a wide range of analytic products to clearly characterize the policy significance and implications of the issues and developments in the assigned area; preparing written contributions to interagency intelligence assessments, preparing and advocating agency position on controversial or disputed issues; acquiring information through extensive means and alerting senior agency staff and command members to issues of or developments of special urgency or importance; establishing key international liaison to obtain critical sources of operations intelligence.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This position does not have a positive education requirement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

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Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

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More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

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Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0132-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to and other eligibles. For definitions of common terms found in this announcement

Control Number: 472435900

Job Announcement Number: 17-1938-HQ-DS-M