U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SPECIALIST in Mexico City, Mexico

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Mexico City, Mexico
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 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.


This is a centrally managed position

A pre-employment physical examination may/will be required.

Salary Ranges shown do not include locality

This is a GG-14 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-14 duties for the "Professional" work category are at the "Senior" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-14 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: United States Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico

The primary purpose of this position is: serves as Chief, Information Analysis Center (IAC) in the US Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico and supervise a staff of (15) Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) professional, Intelligence Community (IC) Analysts and related technical and clerical support personnel trough grade GG-14. Ensure country team priorities are met and Counter Drug intelligence information is disseminated to the appropriate DoD, LEA, Mexican Military and/or interagency organization.

Ensures the coordination and collaboration of strategy, pol icy, planning and intelligence requirements with DOD , Integrated and International Partners in the development and sustainment of USNORTOM's missions.

Serves as Chief, Information analysis Center (IAC) in the US Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico responsible for the management of a staff of 15 Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) professional, and Intelligence Community (IC) Analysts.

Guides, directs, and conducts intelligence fusion analysis and production regarding transnational criminal organizations and their operational methods, capabilities, vulnerabilities, and the threat they present to US and Mexican interests.

Serves as a senior adviser and primary US Embassy country team point of contact to support the coordination, consolidation, and deconfliction of CD Intelligence dissemination within the US embassy to ensure country team priorities are met in an expedient manner.

Maintains liaison with DoD Mexican military, US Interagency, and Mexican Interagency organizations to support dissemination of Counter Transnational Criminal Organization information.

*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 may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS (if authorized)will be paid in accordance with JTR Vol 2 and applicable Air Force Regulations
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • 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.


Applicant must have 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 demonstrated by working knowledge of the US country team and USNORTHCOM strategic objectives to support partner nation capacity building. Knowledge of USNORTCHOM Theater Campaign Plan. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.


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. Knowledge of the US country team and USNORTHCOM strategic objectives to support partner nation capacity building. Knowledge of USNORTCHOM Theater Campaign Plan

  2. Knowledge of the capabilities, roles, and responsibilities of the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies.

  3. Skill in writing clear, concise, intelligence pro ducts, and in preparing presentations to senior audiences for decision making purposes. Skill working with intelligence related ADP systems and databases.

  4. Ability to communicate (both verbally and written) the technical knowledge of the positon.

  5. Demonstrated ability to provide sustained leadership of key analytical task that cut across analytical organizations and disciplines.

  6. Skill in identifying intelligence related trends, proposing analytical projects to alert decision makers to significant developments and emerging issues, and ensuring feedback to collection and productions asses to accomplish timely assessments.

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. Employee may be required to work overtime.

  2. Travel by military, and/or commercial aircraft may be required to attend training. Conferences, etc.

  3. This position is subject to uncommon tours of duty and shift work.

  4. This positions requires the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

  5. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance (Special Background Investigation) with Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access as a condition of employment.

  6. This position is designated Critical-Sensitive (SCI), is a Testing Designated Position, and is subject to drug testing [Code O-category II/Type 5-Sensitive Infor (AF)].

  7. Telework: NE003= Not Eligiible-Posn requires daily access to classified material. Employee may be eligible emergency or OPR prescribed "underscheduled Telework". Supv approval is req'd on case-by-case basis.

  8. This is a KEY position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbent of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

  9. Desired: Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, both orally and in writing. Language proficiency= I (extremely proficient) and language reading, speaking. Listening, and writing proficiency=36 (general professional, plus).

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: $87,263.00 to $113,444.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GG-0132-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453683000

Job Announcement Number: 6X-DCIPS-1827761-755628-MB