Vacancy ID: 1796230   Announcement Number: NE60132-11-17962304F483362X   USAJOBS Control Number: 449971100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit documentation to verify your eligibility.  See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

Please select one of the following eligibilities.


Current Federal - I am currently employed as a career or career-conditional employee in the competitive service or excepted service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No


30% Disabled Veteran AND NOT a current Federal Employee - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more; or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you are required to submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that you have a service-connected disability of 30% or more along with your application/resume package.

A. Yes
B. No


I am claiming Veteran's Preference AND NOT a current Federal Employee NOR a 30% Disabled Veteran.  Please go to following link to determine whether or not you are eligible for preference. NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you are required to submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any). *Not applicable to current federal employees.

A. Yes
B. No

4. I am a US Citizen that does not meet any of the above criteria

A. Yes
B. No

1. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Intelligence Specialist work at the GG-11 level or equivalent in the Federal Service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS/GG-09 level in the Federal Service, Military or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing some or all of the following duties: 1) Prepare written and oral forecasts on military and political issues driving regional dynamics in the Middle East; 2) Independently characterizes how the operational environment in the Middle East either enables or inhibits key threat actors from exercising freedom of movement; 3) Employs structured analytical techniques to develop key judgments and alternative analysis.
B. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

C. I do not have the required specialized experience or substitution of education but I have a combination of education and experience.

D. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For the following task statement, choose the response (A-E) from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Select only one letter per statement. Ensure that your application supports all of your responses.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Use accepted intelligence community standards to identify assumptions and biases, characterize confidence levels, and develop logical arguments to support analytic assessments.

3. Identify intelligence gaps, reviews collection requirements and directs these requirements to the proper collection activity.

4. Perform tasks, received by the supervisor, to refine and coordinate intelligence requirements with customers and appointed liaison officers.

5. Develop and deliver briefings to customers ranging from senior leaders to operational units preparing for deployment.

6. Determine method of attack, techniques to be used, and manner of presentation of results when expectations are established.

7. Assess and characterize the quality and reliability of sources.

8. Maintain contacts with counterparts in other intelligence organizations to keep abreast of current developments, to resolve problems, to eliminate duplication, and to provide free flow of information on matters of intelligence interest.

9. Review intelligence products prepared by other government agencies or other elements of his/her assigned activity for technical accuracy and logical treatment and interpretation of information.

10. Perform liaison functions with other organizations and represent the organization at exercises, working groups, committee meetings, and conferences.

11. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.
Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take the opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Certification of Information Accuracy

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.

B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.