SUPVY INTELLIGENCE ANALYST - UNIT CHIEF, GS 15 - Counterterrorism Division-D13-Foreign Threat Exploitation Analysis Unit 2 (FBI Employees Only)

Job Summary

Mission: With primary responsibility for strategic analysis related to the Africa Foreign Threat Exploitation Unit (AFTEU), the Middle East Foreign Threat Exploitation Unit (MEFTEU), and the Syria/Iraq Foreign Threat Exploitation Unit (SIFTEU), the FTEAU-2 assesses the links, patterns, and trends between visa and refugee applicant information and terrorist and or other criminal activities overseas and operations directed at or originating from the U.S. Homeland; and identifies potential terrorist recruitment and radicalization to assist investigative operations in the field and policymakers in developing effective national security measures. Through analysis and in collaboration with analytic and operational elements within the FBI and throughout the USIC, FTEAU-2 produces intelligence products for executive management and for dissemination to the greater USIC. FTEAU-2 also assists in targeting FBI and allied agency collection sources toward critical intelligence gaps and provides FBI analysis of potential threats and key issues related to visa and refugee applicants to state, local, and tribal law enforcement. The Unit Chief will be responsible for providing strategic oversight and management of Intelligence Analysts and professional staff. The Unit Chief will also be responsible for developing a working knowledge of policies and laws related to immigration and visa vetting in order to provide guidance on intelligence products; and participate in various internal and interagency working groups on policies related to refugee and visa traveler patterns/trends, while engaging in intelligence sharing with working group members.

Division: Counterterrorism Division

Unit: Foreign Threat Exploitation Analysis Unit 2

Location: Washington. D.C.

Working Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Salary: $131,767.00 - $161,900.00

This announcement will close on September 25, 2017.

  • New Employee Transfer Policy- PLEASE READ*

Relocation expenses may be borne by the FBI. An Employee who receives either a cost or a no-cost transfer must wait at least 12 months before becoming eligible for another cost or no-cost transfer. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location. This date must be recorded in HR Source by the employee's administrative unit. Employees may begin applying for promotions after nine months, but cannot actually depart their current positions until their 12-month anniversary dates are reached.

Selectee may also be eligible for a relocation incentive of 25% of their basic salary. To be eligible, transfers must be designated as cost transfers.

Key Requirements

Selectee(s) will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.

All new FBI Supervisosory Intelligence Analysts (SIAs) must attend and successfully complete the following trainings within one year of being in the SIA position:

  • Intermediate Analytic Tradecraft (IAT) Not required, but highly recommended
  • Managing Intelligence Personnel and Programs (MIPP) Not required, but highly recommended
  • Managing Intelligence Tradecraft (MIT)
  • Leadership Development Training (LDP)
  • Supervisory Management Resource Training (VA)

Major Duties

  • Direct analytical personnel who handles complex issues and guides investigative, programmatic and policy decisions by intelligence, policy and law enforcement communities.
  • Performs a full range of managerial and liaison responsibilities with authority over strategic planning activities and personnel matters
  • Prepares short and long-range work plans and schedules for work and assures the implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Evaluates work performed, makes recommendations and take appropriate actions concerning employees' promotions, performance, appraisals, awards, and disciplinary actions.
  • Determines goals and objectives for the unit, prepares short and long-range work plans and schedules for work, and is considered the division point-of-contact for respective area of responsibility in support of division operations.
  • Collaborates with division management to negotiate, decide on and/or coordinate assigned functions which affect the division.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Qualifications for the GS 15: Applicant must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level GS 14.

  • Supervised and/or managed work which provided experience in the substantive nature of agency programs and activities.
  • Gathered, organized and provided analytical and evaluative methods/techniques in order to assess program development for executing and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Determined goals and objectives for a program and prepared short-and long-range work plans and schedules for work.
  • Effectively communicated orally and in writing with employees and all levels of management and officials in order to interact, liaise and deliver presentations.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements By the closing date of this announcement.


Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Program Management
  • Supervision
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Budget Forecasting
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Liaison
  • Oral/Written Communication

High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

How To Apply


On the FBI Careers page (, click the Register Here link. You will be prompted to establish user access information. Once you have read the Terms and Agreements, check the box next to "I agree" to indicate that you agree and click the Register button. Once registered, an applicant can search, apply, or submit interest for Job Postings. The Careers page also provides you with options for editing your profile and resetting your password as needed.

When creating an account on the FBI Careers page, keep in mind the following:

  • Use an active email address where you can receive email notifications
  • Choose a password that:

(1) Has minimum of 8 total characters with at least 1 digit, 1 lowercase character, 1 uppercase character and 1 special character from the set ([email protected]#$%^&*-_=+|]}[{;:/?.><,`)

  • Retrieve or reset your user name and/or password via the active email address that you used to register for an account, if you forget your user name and/or password
  • Click the Login Help link, if you need to retrieve or reset your user name and/or password

In the Enter Registration Information section, enter the following information: User Name, Password, and Email Address. Review the Terms and Agreements. If you accept the Terms and Agreements, select the "I Agree" checkbox. Once all of the preceding steps are completed, the Register button will become active. Once active, click the Register button.

The Terms and Agreements section will be displayed. Review the additional Terms and Agreements. If you accept the Terms and Agreements, select the "I agree to these terms" checkbox

From the home page, click on the My Profile link to update your password, address, email, phone number and preferred method of contact. If this step is not completed, you will be required to enter this information when you submit interest to a Job Posting.

Congratulations! You now have an account on FBI Careers and may begin submitting interest to a Job Posting.


From the Careers page, you may click directly into the link for a Talent Network or Job Posting of your choice in the Latest Job Postings section, or you may perform a Basic or Advanced Job Search to search for a specific posting.

Option 1: Search for a Talent Network in the Latest Job Postings section

Option 2: Search for a specific Job Posting, using the following options:

Basic Job Search—search by keyword(s) and/or date posted and click the Search button

Advanced Job Search—click the Advanced Search link to perform a more detailed search, using one or more of the following search criteria:

  • Keywords
  • Select Locations
  • Full/Part Time
  • Regular/Temporary
  • Job Opening ID
  • Date Posted

Use the search combination of your choice, then click the Search button to view the Talent Networks or Job Postings meeting your criteria.Click the link for the Talent Network or Job Posting of your choice. Review the Qualifications Required, Who May Apply, Position Information, and Major Duties sections to learn about all the requirements of the FBI career you have selected. If you wish to proceed after reviewing the qualifications and job information, click the Apply Now button to begin submitting your interest to a position at the FBI.

Completing the Pre-Application Questionnaire

The Pre-application Questionnaire section requires you to answer questions regarding your suitability for a position at the FBI. Complete all the questions and review the additional Terms and Agreements. If you accept the Terms and Agreements, select the "I agree to these terms" checkbox. If you have failed, the application will be "Unaccepted" and will no longer be considered. If you pass suitability, you will be asked to answer the eligibility questions for the Talent Network or Job Posting. For more information regarding the FBI's suitability requirements, review our Are You Suitable? page.

Completing an Application

In the Education and Work Experience sections, a list of content sections with associated skills and qualifications will display. Please rate yourself for the skills that display on the page. If you do not possess the skill, let the rating blank. Add additional skills and qualifications to the application by clicking the + button under the section. Then click the magnifying glass to search for the item. Use the search functions to filter the list. Click on the Content Item ID and fill out the other details on the page. Click the Add button. Ensure that it displays on the Education and Work Experience page before moving on to the next application page.

In each content section, there is an Item Definition and Rating Definition. Select the Item Definition to know what that particular item means. Select the Rating Definition to know how to assess your proficiency for that particular item.

Step 3—Review and Submit Your Application

Use the Previous and Next links to toggle between application pages. Click the Save as Draft button to save your changes and complete the application later.

Complete ALL sections of the application and then click the Submit button. The system will display a message stating whether you have passed or failed eligibility after your application is submitted. All submitted applications will appear under the My Applications section under My Career Tools for your review. Use the Display application from drop down to view historical applications.

Step 4—Submit Required Documents

To attach documents to your application (i.e. DD-214, Transcripts, Writing Samples, Degree Equivalency), please navigate to the Cover Letters and Attachments section under My Career Tools. Click the + button under the section, select the type and enter a purpose. Click the Add Attachment link to browse and upload the document. The accepted document types are .docx, xlsx, .pdf. Then click the Save & Return button.

These documents will be applied to all of your applications. Please use this section to delete the document or edit the document details as well.

Note: You can submit a unique resume for each Job Posting. However, any attachments will be included for all applications

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  • Your résumé (required)
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • A complete assessment questionnaire (required)

What to Expect Next


If there is interest in your application, FBI HR specialists will initiate contact with you by email. If you have submitted an application to a Talent Network, you will be asked to apply to the specific career track you have indicated. Note: Emails from FBI will have a extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

How to Withdraw an Application

In order to withdraw an application, navigate to the My Applications section under My Career Tools. Click the Delete icon next to the application. Click the Yes button to confirm your selection. You will be prompted to enter in a comment and then click the Save button. The status of the application will update to Withdrawn and the application will remain viewable.

For a detailed guide on how to apply and check the status of an application, please open the "How to Complete Your Submission" Job Aid in the Document Library. Please visit the FAQs for additional questions.

Supporting Information for Consideration under a Special Placement Program

Noncompetitive Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities:

The FBI has established a noncompetitive appointing authority similar to that used in the competitive service under the Schedule A (5 CFR 213.3102(u)) for individuals with developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, and/or psychiatric disabilities. Supporting documentation for consideration under this authority includes certification of job readiness (for consideration to a permanent appointment) and proof of qualifying disability issued from a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal or State agency or an agency of D.C. or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits, i.e., a "certification" statement that identifies you as a person with a disability and that describes your ability to perform the essential duties of the position in which you are interested. For additional information please visit OPM's Federal Employment of People with Disabilities at:

Veteran Employment:

The FBI has established noncompetitive appointing authorities similar to those used in competitive service agencies for individuals eligible under the Veterans' Recruitment Authority, 30 Percent or more disabled veterans, and the competitive authority under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. For consideration under one of these authorities, please submit a copy of your DD-214. The SF-15, with appropriate documentation, must also be submitted when claiming 10 point preference, and/or consideration as a 30 percent or more disabled veteran.

Additional Information


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 a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees.

Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

The selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for initial assignment to a supervisory position.

All internal FBI candidates being considered competitively or non-competitively for positions at the GS 14 and GS 15 levels are subject to a complete name check of FBI records for any pending or past disciplinary actions and equal employment investigations for the past 3 years.

Candidates are ineligible to apply 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 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". A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

You must submit a resume with your application. Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) documents any work performed outside the normally assigned duties (those that would not be documented on a SF-50, i.e. back up duties), and has to be properly 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):

  • % of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
  • the month/year work began
  • frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
  • specific duties performed. Memorandum of Understanding must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

The MOU does not have a specific format or form. If this situation does not apply to you, then submitting the MOU is not necessary.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

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, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or other non-merit factors.

For additional information regarding this announcement please reach out to:

HR Specialist Everick Hayes

Email: [email protected]

Who May Apply

Open to permanent FBI employees in all locations currently or formerly in the 0132 series. Applications will not be accepted from outside the area of consideration.

Employees returning from the Legat assignment must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit, International Operations Division, of their application for the position.

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