GOVERNMENT JOB APPLICATION
Air Force Civilian Service
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AFCS Intelligence Jobs
In today's world, information is often the most
valuable commodity of all. Air Force
Civilian Service (AFCS) intelligence officers support combat operations by
performing and overseeing the analysis and merging of collected intelligence. Civilian Intelligence officers participate in
all phases of intelligence operations to include Collection, Training,
Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (CTPED).
gathering, management, and exploitation takes many forms. As an AFCS intelligence officer, your
responsibilities will include exchanging and collecting intelligence with other
services, agencies, and governments and analyzing data to advise planners of
options to accomplish objectives. Your
ability to collect and evaluate complex information and communicate your
findings in a meaningful way will have a major impact on the success of our
How to Apply
o Step 1—Find a Job Opening with AFCS
are number of ways to search for jobs with AFCS. We recommend starting here with our
proprietary Job Match Machine. By
selecting various skills you possess from your educational background, prior
job experience, or aptitudes, we will provide you with a list of AFCS
occupations that may be of interest to you...possibly including careers you may
not have considered before.
2—Create an Account in USAJOBS
you are ready to apply for an AFCS job, you will be transferred to USAJOBS.gov, the
Federal government's official career website, which you will use to apply for
all AFCS openings.
an account with USAJOBS is free and is necessary in order to apply for an AFCS
job. The registration process involves
providing basic information including your name, address, phone number, and
email address and creating a username and password.
this point, it is helpful to have a resume or chronological job history in
front of you. Once you have created a
USAJOBS account, you will use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to create one or more
resumes for use in applying for AFCS jobs. USAJOBS Resume Builder was created to make
sure that all applicants' resumes appear in a consistent and uniform format,
but you can tailor the content of your resume to the particular position you are
instance, if you have worked in both engineering and information technology
(IT), you could create one resume focusing on your engineering experience and
another emphasizing your IT expertise. You
can create up to five resumes, all within the same account.
Step 3—Complete the Online
Once you've found a job announcement you want to apply for,
click the “Apply Online” button.
Applications may be submitted online or faxed, and any
required supporting documentation must be uploaded or faxed.
The apply online portion of the job application consists of
A. Build/Select Your Resume and
To apply for a vacancy, you must select a resume from your USAJOBS
account. AFCS only accepts resumes that
were created using the USAJOBS resume builder.
B. Answer Online Questions. Applicants for most jobs will need to
complete the AFCS on-line assessment questionnaire, which will be a series of
technical questions that you will need to respond to recalling your education,
experience, and training as they relate to the job.
C. Submit Supporting Documentation for Your
Application. Most people are
required to provide some additional documents as part of the online application
process. A "Vacancy Documents"
section will list the various types of documentation that may or must be
submitted. Re-read the job announcement
and determine which documents apply to you and follow the instructions to
complete this process. These documents
can include: college transcripts, training documents, Federal standard forms,
licenses, and certificates. Applicants
anticipating special consideration must also submit the following:
For additional information on this subject please
review the "Civilian Employment Guide."
Army Civilian Service
Army Civilian Career Intern Program
To learn about the Army Civilian Career Intern
Program go to https://ncweb.ria.army.mil/dainterns/default.htm.
Army Civilian Service
To learn about Army Civilian Service jobs go to http://www.armycivilianservice.com.
Over the next two years, the Army will transition
from one automated recruitment tool (Resume Builder) to another (USAJOBS) for
advertising vacant positions, accepting applications from job seekers, and
evaluating the job seeker’s eligibility and qualifications. During this period of transition, each job
announcement will have instructions to guide job seekers through the
application process for the specified recruitment tool.
recommended that you create a resume in both recruitment tools—Resume Builder and USAJOBS—at the beginning of your job
search. Once your
resume is on file, you can easily apply for jobs from the job announcement. The job announcement will provide guidance on
which system will be used to submit your resume. You may update your resume at any time. However, it is important to remember that
under the Resume Builder only
the latest resume will be active.
Both systems provide easy, real-time access to
information on the status of your application. In the Resume Builder click
on “Go to Answer” then “Status Tracking.”
In USAJOBS, login to My Account then click “Application
Central Intelligence Agency
The first step in the application process will be
to create an account. You will be asked
for some basic identifying information. Once
your account is created you will have 3 days to complete and submit your
application. At the end of 3 days,
whether you submit your application or not, your account will be disabled!
Go to https://www.cia.gov/ehl/start.do to create an account.
First, you will be asked to search for positions
by “Category” and “Job.” The information
included in this section should mirror the basic information you saw when
researching the View All Career Opportunities page.
Apply for the position(s) for which you meet the
minimum qualifications, and have a serious interest in obtaining employment. You may apply for up to four (4) positions. A recruiter will review your application and
skills, and if an appropriate position is identified you will be contacted.
Applying for additional positions for which you are not qualified, or
have no interest in will only delay the assessment of your application, and
will not improve your chances of being offered a position.
Once you have selected the position(s) you wish
to seek, you can begin the “Application Package.” The package is lengthy and includes
completing three separate forms requesting detailed information about yourself.
(Note: if you select additional positions after
you begin the application package, you will need to return to the “Expertise”
section of the application, as additional information may need to be provided.)
Application requires you to provide information about your:
Expertise: experiences (including years);
knowledge, skills, and abilities; majors and concentrations
Work History (current & previous employment)
Certifications and Licenses
Foreign Area Knowledge
Languages and Proficiency Levels
Attachments: resumes; transcripts; writing
Samples (review the position descriptions with the job search carefully, some
positions request that you provide a writing sample.)
Personnel Evaluation Form
will be asked to complete our "Personnel Evaluation Form (PEF)." This
form includes information about:
Selective Service (if applicable)
Military Discharges/Disciplinary Proceedings
Drug Use & Activity
Violations of Law
Delinquent Federal Debt
Peace Corps Employment/Association
There is an optional “Qualifications Supplement.” Electing to “Decline” the “Qualifications Supplement” will not
negatively impact your application. Should you decide to complete the
“Qualifications Supplement,” review all portions in advance, since this form
requires that you write an essay of approximately 500 words, along with other
questions that require detailed answers.
In some cases, you may be asked to complete this form at a later date in
To learn about Coast Guard civilian jobs go to http://www.uscg.mil/civilian.
“Intelligence Analyst” is one of the
Administrative Career Paths.
To apply for Coast Guard civilian jobs go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9uscg.asp.
Defense Intelligence Agency
For best results, use Internet Explorer to prepare your
The application package you build online will
resume (built on-line)
responses to the Mandatory and Highly-desired Assessment Factors
Rules for all to follow when working in DIA’s
TAB, rather than ENTER, to move from one field to another.
NOT use the BACK button/arrow. Instead
use the links on the page to move to a previous screen.
your work often—the system times-out if you have not moved from one field to
another for a period of 30 minutes.
How to Apply
the “CAREERS” tab click “Vacancies,” or click “Search & Apply for Jobs” in
the right column.
“View Vacancy Announcements & Apply for DIA Jobs.”
will be asked of you are a current DIA civilian employee.
first time you visit our site, you’ll need to create an account with your
e-mail address and password.
receive e-mail messages about your application be sure to enter your e-mail
address for the network on which you are applying.
will be able to access your application only on the network on which you
the “Take a look at our job postings and hiring events, then apply for jobs!”
can search for jobs by occupational group, location, keyword, vacancy
announcement number, salary, or band/pay grade.
vacancy announcement will have the following tabs:
“Additional Job Requirements”
“Conditions of Employment”
“How Do I Apply?”
“Privacy Act Statement”
“Add Job to Basket” to add a vacancy announcement to your “Job Basket.” For each vacancy announcement you can choose
to start your application, delete the job from your basket, or leave the job
there to start another time.
application process will involve putting information into each of sixteen
sections. The information that you enter
will merge to create your application package.
the bottom of each page, you can choose to:
Draft and Continue”
“Submit” to send your application to us.
(Note: You may submit only one
application to any one announcement per day.
If you find an error and need to re-submit you’ll have to wait until the
will you know the status of your application?
will send an e-mail message to you:
When we receive your application
When your application is being referred for
If we are no longer considering your application
If the vacancy announcement is cancelled
help with the on-line application process?
Department of Energy, Office of
Intelligence and Counterterrorism (OICI)
OICI informs U.S. national security policy by
collecting and analyzing information in the fields of nuclear terrorism,
counterintelligence, cyber threats, nuclear proliferation, strategic surprise,
and energy and environmental security.
nationwide complex of laboratories and plants is a vital resource for
addressing national security challenges both within DOE and beyond. DOE's
intelligence network specializes in longer-term, strategic perspectives on some
of the most challenging issues facing the U.S. today. Our distinctive
trademark is the combination of that strategic horizon with the ability to
leverage the Department's technological excellence, and a commitment to
challenge analytic conventions, work hard problems, and anticipate the future.
To apply for Department of Energy jobs go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9doe.asp.
Search for “Intelligence Analyst / Specialist”
Department of Homeland Security,
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&A is a member of the national Intelligence
Community (IC) and ensures that information related to homeland security
threats is collected, analyzed, and disseminated to the full spectrum of
homeland security customers in the Department, at state, local, and tribal
levels, in the private sector, and in the IC.
I&A works closely with Department
component intelligence organizations as well as state, local, tribal, and
private-sector entities to ensure non-traditional streams of information are
fused with traditional IC sources to provide a complete assessment of threats
to the nation.
The Under Secretary for Intelligence and
Analysis, in the capacity of Chief Intelligence Officer (CINT),
implements a mandate to integrate the Department’s intelligence components
and functions—the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE)—by driving a common
The Department IE comprises I&A and the
intelligence elements of:
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
is also the Executive Agent for the Department's Fusion Center Program.
The Under Secretary leads several additional activities for the Department,
such as information sharing, stewardship of National Security Systems, and
management of classified information systems security.
How to Apply
the Right Job for You.
Use our Job Finder to
search for current openings on USAJOBS. You
can search by job skill, component, or state.
Read the Job Announcement. The
announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications,
duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your
interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for
the job. (Note: most Homeland Security
jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background
investigation and drug screening.)
Apply for the Job. Follow
the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement
(upper right tab). Instructions will
guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information
on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture
your qualifications for the job. Submit
all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and
application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department
component. To post your resume online,
apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and
receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.
for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be
forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified
candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by
telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application
Department of State
The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous,
adaptable, well-rounded strategic problem-solvers, from diverse educational,
geographic and cultural backgrounds and perspectives, who want to make a
contribution to our global society. If
you have the desire to live and work in any country in the world, including
those with unstable governments or infrastructures—or both—and have the ability
to integrate into culturally diverse environments, we have an opportunity for
employees are strategic thinkers who are culturally aware, well-rounded, and
agile and who possess a mix of business savvy, exceptional communications, organizational
and negotiation skills and analytical and problem-solving abilities.
These U.S. citizens comprise the Foreign and
Civil Services, in which there are over 30 different career paths from which to
Information and English Language Programs
Accounting and Administration
To apply for Department of State jobs go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
(see “USAJOBS” section below for instructions).
Department of the Treasury,
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI)
TFI marshals the department's intelligence and
enforcement functions with the twin aims of safeguarding the financial system
against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferators, money
launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats.
To apply for Department of Treasury jobs go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9trep.aspx.
Drug Enforcement Administration
DEA Employment Requirements
All applicants must meet the certain conditions
of employment to be eligible for employment at DEA:
Successfully passing a DEA-administered drug
test for illegal drugs
Registration with the Selective Service System,
if male and born after 12/31/1959
All of these requirements are thoroughly
reviewed during the employment screening process. Please ensure that you meet all of these
requirements before applying for a position with DEA.
Budget Analysts, Program Analysts and Management Analysts
Intelligence Research Specialist
Professional and Administrative Career Opportunities
To apply for DEA jobs go to http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9dea.aspx.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The FBI has two primary career paths:
To apply for FBI jobs go to http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
(see “USAJOBS” section below for instructions).
Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA)
MCIA employs civilians in the following
Military Intelligence, Global
and Regional Analysis – MCIA develops the Country Handbooks,
Marine Forces of the World, Police Forces of the World, and maintains regional
awareness to provide intelligence support to the Commandant of the Marine
Corps, his staff, and the supporting establishment. MCIA also provides mid-range threat
intelligence estimates, urban warfare studies, denial and deception studies,
and information operations products.
Analysis – Geospatial analysts provide tailored
topographic products to the Fleet Marine Forces to include terrain
classifications, hydrographic studies, cross country mobility studies, line of
sight products, and interactive video fly-throughs. MCIA uses state-of-the-art geographic
information systems in a lab environment for product development and
experimentation to meet future Marine Corps requirements.
Analysis – MCIA provides imagery support to Department of
Defense Intelligence Production Program requirements. Imagery analysts meet
needs for imagery to be incorporated into other MCIA products such as
non-combatant evacuation operations worldwide products. MCIA imagery analysts also work closely with
geospatial analysts and general military intelligence analysts to create
integrated products for fleet Marine customers.
Technology – MCIA provides scientific and technical
intelligence support to Marine Corps Acquisitions and Marine Corps Foreign
Materiel Acquisition and Exploitation. This
analysis covers a broad range from non-lethal weapons technology, and very
shallow water mines to armor and anti-armor technologies, and Information
Technology – MCIA Technical Services Branch provides full
service IT support to the command including installation and maintenance of
servers and computers, maintenance of imagery dissemination elements, and
unclassified, secret and top secret networks.
Support – MCIA also employs specialists in the following support areas:
administrative, installation and logistics, resource management, operations,
editing and graphics, and librarians.
How to Apply
This year the Department of the Navy transitions
from the CHART tool to USAJOBS for managing online applications.
During the transition, applicants should begin
using and familiarizing themselves with the USAJOBS tool, the first stop to locating federal
civilian vacancies, including Navy and Marine Corps job announcements.
When using USAJOBS, follow the "How to
Apply" instructions located in the job announcement directions. (Note: the "Apply Now"
button on each vacancy announcement will direct applicants to the appropriate
site (CHART or USAJOBS) to apply for that vacancy.)
transition is complete, and we expect that to be done this year, we recommend
that you continue to keep a resume in CHART as well as USAJOBS.
Contract Specialists (DAWIA)
Counterintelligence (CI) Officers
Enterprise Account Managers
Geospatial Data Stewards
Geospatial Intelligence Analysts
Imagery Intelligence Analysts
Information Assurance Officers
Open Source Analysts
Program Management Execution Officers (non-DAWIA)
Regional Source Analysts
Scientific and Technical Program Managers
Source Strategies Analysts
How to Apply
2. In the left column, click “Current
the list of current job opening announcements and their descriptions and apply
to announcements for which you qualify. You
must submit your application before the closing date listed. New job opening announcements are posted every Monday.
must register in order to apply for a position.
Click “Register Now” and
fill in all requested information. Once
you have registered, you can select a Job Title from the list of Current
Openings, and then click “Apply Now.”
the box to indicate that you are a U.S. citizen, and click “Copy and paste
resume text.” Click “Continue
warning message will pop up explaining that if you are inactive for 30 minutes
on any of the following online pages, the system will time out and your data
will not be saved. Click “OK.”
your resume text. It is highly
encouraged that you write your resume in a word processing software program in
advance, then copy and paste it into the resume field. Click “Continue
your profile information as requested, and then click “Continue.”
enter Cover Letter text then
click “Next.” (This is optional and is not required for employment consideration at
NGA, but it is a good opportunity to highlight your skills and demonstrate the
value you would bring to the agency).
your Security Clearance level and/or Veterans Preference from the drop-down
menu (only if applicable – these are not required to apply). Click “Next.”
education and language information and click “Next.”
your Other Information and preferences as requested, and click “Next.”
referral information to help us learn about how you found out about NGA. This data helps us determine the effectiveness
of our recruitment strategy.
you submit your job application, make sure you thoroughly review it to ensure
your package is complete. Some job
opening announcements may require the submission of additional application
materials, so please read each announcement in its entirety and follow up
“Finalize Application” to submit your completed application. You will receive an e-mail confirming
submission. If you do not receive an e-mail, your application
was not successfully submitted.
National Security Agency
Installation & Logistics
To apply for NSA jobs go to https://www.nsa.gov/psp/applyonline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1.
(see “Marine Corps Intelligence Activity” section above)
the USAJOBS Web site, select “MY USAJOBS” and click “Create Your Account
will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access
information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information.
entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or
set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to
and Store a Resume
add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps:
created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within
the federal government. You can store up to five resumes
a Job Search Agent and Email Notification
In USAJOBS, you can create up to 10 search agents and receive e-mail
notification of new job postings that match your search criteria.
your USAJOBS account and at least one resume, you are able to apply for new
you find a job of interest, simply login to USAJOBS and follow the instructions
provided in the vacancy announcement to complete the application process.
more information about the application process, go online to http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/tutorials.asp#icc.