Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Defense/Security Clearance

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This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. Selectee(s) may be laterally reassigned, promoted, or asked to accept a voluntary change to the lower grade advertised in the vacancy announcement based on their current (or equivalent) grade and qualifications for the position.

Officers in this Career Field apply scientific methods and technical tradecraft across the full range of intelligence requirements. They support and conduct technical collection including collection planning, execution, exploitation, research and development, processing, reporting, and the development of tradecraft, tactics, techniques, and procedures. Officers conduct technical exploitation including exploitation of organically and externally collected materials, as well as exploitation of existing data for novel or innovative uses and undiscovered signatures. Officers are expected to have a broad understanding of the totality of the career field and a deep expertise in their specialty. They are expected to collaborate across the intelligence community on tradecraft and within the Science and Technology (S&T) community of National Labs, Industry, and Academia on technical collection and exploitation systems and methods.

Plans, prepares for, and conducts technical collection operations against high-priority national and theater intelligence requirements. Gains, maintains, and applies specialized scientific and technical expertise to enable technical collection activities. Develops collection concepts, conducts collection targeting, and engages with partners to develop Concept of Operations (CONOPs) and mission plans for executing technical collection operations. Collaborates with technical exploitation personnel to generate intelligence products. Collaborates with Research and Development (R&D), Technical Exploitation, and Technical Operations personnel on development of specialized, innovative, or novel technical collection systems or methods.

The incumbent serves as a tactical technical collector and conducts field-based tactical operations and technical collection mission planning and execution. Exercises knowledge of technical collection tactics, techniques, and procedures to evaluate mission sets encompassing several environments. Executes plans against targets as a member of a team subject to worldwide deployment. Conducts field testing. Responsible for post-mission processing, exploitation, and dissemination of data and report writing. Assists with reviewing reports to evaluate effectiveness of current programs, feasibility of future programs and development/adjustment of planning efforts.

This position is located in Charlottesville, Virgina and is with the Science and Technology (S & T) Directorate, Human Sciences Branch (ATI4B). This position is a Term Not-To-Exceed (NTE) 13 months unless mission needs warrant a possible extension.

This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Conducts detailed technical collection target analysis and applies expertise to the mission planning and rapid deployment of collection teams. Utilizes principles, concepts and practices of tactical operations to the mission planning and rapid deployment of collection teams. Develops and implements a deployable precision tactical and technical collection operations plan that details mission strategies. Develops specific programs and establishes methods and procedures which will best accomplish planned objectives.

Executes plans and collects technical intelligence against targets as a member of a team subject to worldwide deployment. Applies skills, techniques and practices of tactical operations. Conducts field testing on collection targets and performs field laboratory operations as required.

Serves as a team member on Agency-wide, multi disciplinary efforts in the development of plans and projects designed to analyze information for mission planning. Participates in the development of all-source, multi-INT requirements to drive short-term sensor technology development to satisfy collection gaps and deficiencies.

Conducts analytic studies of operational outcomes that are broad in scope with frequently undefined limits, to evaluate effectiveness of current programs, feasibility of future programs and development of planning efforts. Serves as a representative in working groups to plan and develop internal strategies to resolve problems. Writes recommendations and summary reports.

Partners with DoD and Intel Community collection and field elements on related issues. Participates in interagency working groups tasked to review issues.

Prepares technical guidance for multi-INT operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

1. With no supervision, completes work, meets priorities, and achieved results based on the organization s goals and objectives.
2. Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to compose and deliver responses to complex questions in a clear, concise, and organized manner.
3. Evaluates potential solutions to complex and high-risk situations by assessing their relevance and impact to the organization.
4. Experience developing equipment and training solutions for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or Human Signature (DNA/print) operations.
5. Experience conducting or leading deployed tactical intelligence, or enabling operations.

1. Experience planning and training for Contingency operations.
2. Experience managing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or Human Signature training, planning, collection and exploitation operations.


This announcement will close at midnight (EST) on Friday, July 5, 2019. All applicants must apply online for this event in order to receive consideration. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and any mandatory education, certification, and/or license requirements, to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. Failure to respond to the position-related assessment factors or to provide clear examples of claimed experience levels will preclude further consideration of your application.

Applicants must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position at the advertised grade. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled.


For each of the following position-related assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task. Responses must be substantiated in your application.

A - Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
B - Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
C - Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
D - Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
E - Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task


Although not required, applicants are highly encouraged to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors. DIA uses these factors to help identify and differentiate the best qualified applicants for the position.

For each of the preceding highly desired assessment factors (optional) select \"Yes\" or \"No\" from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.


DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veteran s 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.


DIA employees applying for a position in a foreign area must be eligible for assignment to or within the foreign area as noted in DIAI 1404.008, Foreign Area Tours of Duty. Employees currently assigned to a foreign area are ineligible for consideration if selection will cause them to exceed the time limitation for foreign area service or, conversely, the employee will not satisfactorily complete their period of obligated service within 6 months of the closing date of this announcement. More than one permanent change of station move within a 12-month period is not considered to be in the interest of the government for the purposes of relocation at Government expense.


May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.


All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and are subject to geographic relocation in accordance with agency guidelines.


Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel may be required for this position.


Relocation expenses in connection with a permanent change of station may be authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations and at agency discretion.


DIA employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Employees and applicants are also protected against retaliation. Consistent with federal laws, acts of retaliation against an employee who engages in a protected activity, whistle blowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law, will not be tolerated.


DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. Please contact our Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) at 202-###-#### or DSN 428-4762 if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process.


All DIA employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer
of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee s account of choice at his/hers designated financial institution.


Positions within the agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP:\\\\


Current Federal employees (Non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF-50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

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