Diversity Hiring: Intelligence Analyst GS 0132 -11/12/13/14 (D13 – National Counter-terrorism Center)(McLean, VA)(Joint Duty Assignment NTE 2 Years)

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Intelligence Analyst GS 0132 -11/12/13/14


This posting will close on September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Job Summary

Position: Intelligence Analyst GS 0132 – 11/12/13/14

Unit: National Counterterrorism Center

Location: McLean, VA

Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


GS – 11: $72,030.00 – $93,638.00

GS – 12:$86,335.00 – $112,240.00

GS – 13:$102,663.00 – $133,465.00

GS – 14:$121,316.00 – $157,709.00

Full Performance level: 14

Number of Positions Available: Multiple

Duration: Full Time/Permanent/Joint Duty Assignment NTE 2 Years

FBI Posting Description

These are reimbursable Joint Duty Assignments (JDA) for 2 years with the option for a one-year extension. The selected candidate’s Division will be able to post for a permanent backfill. The selected candidate should not expect to be returned to their previous office even if there is a vacancy available. Upon completion of the JDA assignment, the analyst will be placed in a vacancy within CTD or within another FBIHQ Division based on skill sets and the needs of the FBI at that time. This will be a no-cost transfer. The candidate will most likely be reassigned to a vacancy at FBI Headquarters, and there should be no expectation of receiving another cost transfer at the completion of the assignment.

As stated in the Transfer Unit Policy Guide and pursuant to the FBI’s “Relocation Incentive Program,” the Human Resources Division (HRD) has included WFO amongst those offices eligible for inclusion in the program. This program allows eligible IAs to receive a one-time relocation incentive of $25,000.00. To be eligible for the relocation incentive program, an IA must be eligible to receive cost transfer orders and incur an actual relocation.

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) founded in 2003, and located in McLean, Virginia, is a critical element of the IC, tasked with leading and integrating CT efforts through the development of terrorism analysis and the sharing of information with partners across the CT enterprise. NCTC analysts are uniquely positioned to access both domestic and foreign CT information from multi-agency datasets. Additionally, NCTC provides strategic and targeting elements to help engage USG action and drive national CT activities and objectives. Analysts working at NCTC can participate in a diverse array of skill and career building experiences through NCTCs numerous Offices and Directorates. The NCTCs Core Functions are detailed below:

Threat Analysis: The primary USG organization for analyzing and integrating both strategic and tactical intelligence collected domestically and internationally.
Information Sharing: NCTC coordinates and shares analysis across the IC and with a wide range of customers, while additionally providing 24/7 CT situational awareness.

Identity Management: NCTC mainitains the USG’s central database on Known or Suspected Terrorists (KSTs), including their goals, strategies, capabilities, and networks; and supports screening activities across the USG.

Directorate of Intelligence (DI): The DI, the largest Directorate in NCTC with eight geographically and funtionally designated groups, focuses on the developement of strategic analysis and warning products that are derived from a diverse array of intelligence sources to then be disseminated to a wide range of customers.

Directorate of Identity Intelligence (DII): The DIIs mission is to discover, enhance, and share identity intelligence, including biometric, that advances the most complete and accurate identity picture to our partners in supporting CT analysts, and enabling successful screening to prevent terrorist activities from targeting U.S. interests. Additionally, they maintain the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) system used by the USG in conjunction with the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC). The DII also houses the Identity and Network Discovery Group, the tactical analysis component of NCTC, whose function involves performing tactical analysis to identify unknown terrorist threats to the Homeland and U.S. interests abroad, and provide targeting leads to operational USIC components, primarily the FBI.

FBI personnel interested in a JDA at NCTC should evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to determine and indicate their desired placement within the NCTC organization so as to request a specific assignment. This JDA is a 2-3 year assignment that allows FBI employees to gain and develop valuable counterterrorism knowledge and experience to help grow their skills and career with the FBI. Prior experience working counterterrorism matters is not a requirement. NCTC analysts are afforded numerous career development experiences to include writing, briefing, TDYs and unique NCTC training courses.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements:

  • Must be a current, permanent FBI GS 11, 12, 13 IA or non-supervisory GS 14 IA.
  • Current IAs will not be promoted as part of the application process.
  • IA candidates must be eligible for a move and must be off probation to apply by the closing date of this posting. Intelligence Analyst’s at the GS 11/12/13 or non-supervisory 14 grade levels will be considered.
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Some travel may be required
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

Major Duties:

GS 11/12:

  • Build global situational awareness of significant counterterrorism threat intelligence by independently identifying, researching, and assessing intelligence and open source reporting.
  • Maintain awareness of current counterterrorism intelligence issues and policymaker priorities.
  • Research and produce intelligence products that leverage multiple sources of information to set significant counterterrorism threat reporting in context and highlight US response actions.
  • Coordinate with IC officers and federal counterterrorism centers to gather insights into significant counterterrorism threat reporting.
  • Build understanding of significant counterterrorism threats for non-specialist customers by explaining activity and avoiding jargon.
  • Prepare and present written and oral briefings to senior internal and external customers on significant intelligence issues.

In addition to the above, GS 13 duties include:

  • Share information and knowledge from intelligence reports by recognizing, valuing, building, and leveraging diverse and collaborative networks within ODNI, with other federal counterterrorism centers, and across the IC.
  • Maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies as appropriate and use these relationships to share information of interest.

In addition to the above, GS 14 duties include:

  • Develop and implement strategies and mitigation initiatives to address gaps and shortfalls in situational awareness of counterterrorism threats.
  • Independently author complex intelligence pieces which may be predicated on ambiguous and seemingly diverse information.
  • Lead a collaborative team in the identification of counterterrorism threats, priorities, and gaps through a robust research acumen.
  • Guide others in maintaining awareness of current counterterrorism intelligence issues and policymaker priorities.
  • Guide the monitoring, sorting, and prioritization of intelligence traffic.
  • Develop a robust liaison network by planning and engaging in internal and external information sharing, fostering collaborative relationships with interagency partners, and communicating timely and relevant intelligence information.
  • Promote the sharing of information and knowledge from intelligence reports by effectively recognizing, valuing, building, and leveraging diverse and collaborative networks within ODNI and across the IC.
  • Initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies as appropriate and use these relationships to share information of interest.


Please make sure your experience can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the posting requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the posting requirements.

If you meet the posting requirements, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Job Related/Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Information Management
  • Collaboration
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving/Judgment

How to Apply

For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply. If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Required Documents
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
1. Your resume (required), specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
Management may select at any grade for which this position has been announced.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
The selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for initial assignment to a supervisory position.
Required Leadership Training: All FBI supervisors promoted after January 2013 are required to attend and complete the Training Division’s Leading People course before the expiration of their probationary period. Employees who previously attended the Leadership Seminar are not required to attend Leading People. Leading People, a four day course, will help prepare supervisors for the leadership challenges specific to their new roles. Leading People will be held at the Center for Leadership Excellence at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. After selection, supervisors will need to register for the Leading People Course in Virtual Academy.
Limited Movement: Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.
Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
Candidates will not be considered if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.
a. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated “Unacceptable.”

b. A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

Relocation expenses MAY be borne by the FBI. Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This law may impact your transfer.

This legislation made previously non-taxed moving expense reimbursements taxable as of January 1, 2018. Please see HR Link for a list of the FBIs current understanding of the applicable tax changes. However, this may change upon receipt of official guidance from GSA and DOJ.
Current law provides the FBI with the authority to compensate employees for much of the tax burden caused by a transfer through the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) process. At this time, it is unclear whether this authority addresses the full impact of the recent change in the tax law. GSA and DOJ are currently reviewing the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), including the RITA process, in an effort to identify ways to minimize the additional tax burden on transferring employees.
Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
Employees selected for positions at the GS-14 level or higher, as well as employees selected for positions where a transfer of location is required, will be processed through the name check program prior to being notified of their selection.
Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the Cover Letters and Attachments section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type Other.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relatives appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.

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