U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Elmendorf AFB, AK
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.


For additional information on DCIPS click the following link: http://dcips.dtic.mil/

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


Salary Ranges shown do not include locality

This is a GG-11 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-11 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-11 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

The organizational location of this position is 301 Intel SQ, ACC Command at Elmendorf AFB, AK

Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement

DUTIES: The primary purpose is to lead, mentor and direct a 10 member active duty section while managing $20 million in automated acquisition systems to meet National Intelligence Needs.

Provides guidance and assistance in active duty military to ensure signal exploitation activities are conducted in support of operational requirements and satisfy tasked objectives. Maintains extensive knowledge of analog and digital communications. Performs work related to the collection, processing, integration, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and/or dissemination of intelligence information on political, economic strategic, tactical, counterintelligence, or military conditions, trends, and forces that directly or indirectly affect national security.

Work will be focused on the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), discipline, within the context of the agency's broad intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Functions as technical expert n the given area of responsibility, requiring extensive experience and knowledge to work highly complex and difficult assignments.

Applies expert level knowledge f the organization and methods of collection intelligence data, and of the resources and interests of the Intelligence Community (IC).

Has a complete knowledge of specialized intelligence, collection, and dissemination techniques and sources, and the ability to produce instructions and manuals with a minimum of direction; and the ability to analyze and evaluate raw data in his geographical or functional area in order to produce finished intelligence reports under general supervision

Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans and work products and services. Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.

Maintain program and administrative reference materials, project files and relevant back-ground documents and make available policies, procedures and written instructions from the supervisor; maintain current knowledge to answer questions from team members on procedures, policies, directives, etc.

*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: *This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.

DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Temporary duty assignments
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR Vol 2 and applicable Air Force Regulations
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses will be paid by Unit IAW JTR
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog
  • Must Obtain/Maintain Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI
  • This is a pre-employment and random drug testing position
  • ### Qualifications

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.


Applicants 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. Specialized experience would be Knowledge of purpose of cryptologic support operation provided to commanders, service cryptologic elements, and national agencies; joint service relationships and operational concepts; tasking strategies communication networks, radio wave propagation antenna and modulations theory and techniques; radio communication procedures; basic signals analysis and identification; functions and operations of electronic equipment; reporting formats and procedures; basic computer operations; cryptologic systems operations; Morse or non-Morse communications equipment and techniques; mission management responsibilities; and related cryptologic activities


EDUCATION:Successfully completed Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related in courses. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.


To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


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:

  1. Ability to type at a rate of 25 words a minute and transcribe international Morse code at a rate of 20 groups per minute

  2. Knowledge of purpose of cryptologic support operation provided to commanders, service cryptologic elements and national agencies.

  3. Knowledge of IC policies, entities, missions, resources, operations, capabilities, databases and requirements to perform intelligence research and operations planning, collection target and/or other intelligence related activities.

  4. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships, building consensus and coalitions, negotiating and resolving conflicts with a variety of individuals and organizations.

  5. Knowledge of principles, concepts and methodologies of intelligence analysis and research to include database manipulation and skill to produce reports and other products to include formulating, gathering, organizing and analyzing information: resolving conflicts and presenting clear and concise findings.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*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.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: 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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: 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.**


  1. Must be able to meet the medical requirements required by Air Force Specialty code designated for this position.

  2. Must be able to pass a hearing test.

  3. Position is designated as critical-sensitive and incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

  4. Must be able to concentrate for long periods of time.

  5. The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

  6. The incumbent must successfully complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination or must have successfully accomplished one within the previous three years.

  7. Shift work may be required.

  8. Employee must pass initial and continued periodic random drug testing.

  9. Employee must be willing to commit to 36 months of duty at Elmendorf.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): 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.

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Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

90-Day Register: 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.

Salary Range: $51,811.00 to $67,354.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GG-0132-11/11

Promotion Potential: 11

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453356300

Job Announcement Number: 8X-DCIPS-1825066-523016-PJ