Intellegence Analyst- Targeting

US Department of the Air Force

Air force

Position description


  1. Conducts research and coordinates collection.
  2. Conducts complex target analysis and production.
  3. Conducts engagement and outreach.
  4. Serves as target intelligence subject matter expert.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Position is designated special 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.
  • Travel and relocation expenses WILL BE PAID in accordance with the JTR AND AFMAN 36-606
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
  • This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission.
  • The employee may be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume
  • Leave accrual may be authorized upon request
  • This position is KEY and meets all requirements as a category 4 designation, and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization. This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below based on the Qualifications Standards developed for the DCIPS PILOT program.

This position is covered under DCIPS work level (WL) 2 and covers the GG-11 through GG-13 grade levels for pay purposes. The selectee’s salary will be set within the salary range based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the position as determined by the selecting official.


Must have at least a high school diploma or GED plus four years of relevant experience, or an associate’s degree plus two years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree with no experience. (Preferred degrees include engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, cyber, data analytics, life sciences, or social sciences).

Relevant experience includes employing intelligence methodologies/tradecraft; data collection/information systems; analytic tradecraft; multi-source intelligence data/information; intelligence analysis; foreign policy analysis; international relations analysis; geopolitical analysis; weapons analysis; and/or military analysis. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.


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 target intelligence process/cycle and the various intelligence disciplines. Knowledge of the full range of intelligence research and collection methods, techniques, and practices to use multi-source intelligence information systems to capture data in order to make recommendations in developing intelligence capabilities and threat assessments to interpret policy and commit resources.

2. Knowledge of analytic tradecraft principles, concepts, and methods to produce detailed target assessments of complex information/situations attained from multiple sources, to include database manipulation. Knowledge of structured analytic techniques and critical thinking exercises to identify bias, assumptions, and logical fallacies in analytic production. Demonstrated ability to craft original and concise analytic assessments using all-source intelligence reporting.

3. Knowledge of the national intelligence community, Joint partners, DoD structure, organizations, and mission/functions, inter-relationships and operations. Knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICDs) and a demonstrated ability to apply them to finished intelligence production.

4. Skill in conducting unbiased complex research, identifying appropriate available systems/data sources, and producing collection requirement assessments that answer specific tasks to link and leverage agency capabilities in support of consumers, customers, and clients. Skill in analytic writing and briefing.

5. Ability in oral and written delivery of intelligence in the form of briefings, conferences, VTCs, and intelligence production processes.

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.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

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.

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