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  1. Kingfisher Systems, is looking for Analysts to fill 3-12 month slots here in theater. It is a great opportunity to gain experience. Kingfisher is the Prime Contractor on a large USFOR-A contract and currently has numerous Analyst positions here in Afghanistan. If interested, please contact Kari Kietzer and she will connect you with the Program Manager for this project. For your reference, the job description is below. Alumni can reach Kari at the following email addresses: kari.kietzer@gmail.com kari.k.kietzer@afghan.swa.army.mil Intelligence Analyst (MID/SENIOR/SME): Researches, analyzes, presents, and publishes all source political and military analysis and intelligence production in support of operationally deployed forces in the CENTCOM area. Organizes multiple research projects to sustain daily intelligence briefings, defense threat assessments, specific area knowledge briefs, and analytical support for military operations. Provides input to multiple government requirements and objectives, assists with the analysis and production of various intelligence products, and supplies analytical support for senior military leaders. Attends staff meetings and conducts comprehensive research on complex topics independently or as part of a larger analytical effort focusing on current events and long-term trends that could impact the government's missions. Develops and provides intelligence products related to economic and political activities, foreign military actions, and threats to regional stability. Develops and presents all source briefings to the Combatant Commander, and other senior defense officials. Prepares, produces, and disseminates scheduled and unscheduled general intelligence products, including briefings, studies, estimates, forecasts, and assessment memoranda and performs work during irregular hours and in a deployed location, as required. Annual Compensation Range: W-2 Employee $155 - 180K (Depending on Experience greater than 7 years + Bachelors) TS/SCI Preferred. If you only have a TS, they can help get your SCI.
  2. FYI, general interest meeting: DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 TIME: 12:00 NOON LOCATION: EGGERS HALL, ROOM 209 (PAIA CONFERENCE ROOM) For what it's worth, I did this program a few years back, and it was amazing. When I went, your tuition/hotel was paid for by a very generous grant, so all you had to find was airfare. The instruction focused on national security/terrorism issues from the Israeli view, so it's perfect for NatSec types. More importantly, the hotel was right next to the beach and a place that served amazing waffles.
  3. Yesterday, the House Intel Committee released a report that concluded that Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE should get the stink eye when doing business in the U.S. Bored, I went over to Reddit and saw that they were discussing the report. I looked in the comments section, and was quite a bit surprised. Within the comments section were a sizable group of people who were completely ok with the Chinese government spying on them. They reasoned that the Chinese government has no interest in their potentially criminal activities online, and moreover, has no power to prosecute them, so who cares? To them, the prospect of the American government spying on them was much more of a threat. They thought the U.S. government was being hypocritical in banning a foreign country from attempting to spy when a) the U.S. government spies on its own citizens and the U.S. government is attempting to spy on other countries just like the Chinese are. I thought that was ridiculous. Reddit is a relatively liberal website, so the comment section is prone to . . . overreaction. I don't think the U.S. government "spies" on its citizens without legal oversight, agency guidelines, and an honest to god belief that they actually need to do it. And the notion that the Chinese government spying on U.S. citizens is somehow better makes no sense. Thinking strategically, the reason that the Chinese government wants Huawei to break into U.S. markets is to install a telecommunications network rife with backdoors and vulnerabilities. Whether or not the Chinese government ever actually uses those vulnerabilities is irrelevant . . . their purpose is as a weapon in the event of war or as a means of political persuasion. A United States that is at the mercy of the Chinese government is not a stronger United States, and the citizens living within it suffer by implication. Finally, the fact that the U.S. is a hypocrite when it comes to this stuff is fine by me. Wouldn't we want the U.S. to continue its efforts on spying abroad while preventing foreign countries from doing the same to us? Thoughts?
  4. Job opportunity: GS-0905-15, Senior Attorney Advisor position. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of the Air Force Office of the General Counsel, but will be under the direction of and will report to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) (DGC(I)), who is responsible to the DoD General Counsel and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) for the provision of legal services in support of the U.S. DoD Analysis Support Office (Defense ASO). . Provides written and oral advice, counsel, evaluations, and opinions to the Defense ASO and the DoD DGC(I), and under the supervision of the DoD DGC(I) to members of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and the DoD General Counsel on legal matters and policy guidance related to the full range of the Defense ASO worldwide programs and activities. . U.S. Domestic, national Security, and International Law Functions, The incumbent develops, drafts, reviews, negotiates, analyzes, evaluates, and/or comments on agreements, regulations, orders, guidelines, and other legal documents that implement or advance Defense ASO programs and activities. . Investigates facts, researches legal precedents, and marshals historical precedents involved in extremely complex Defense ASO programs and activities and other legal issues and transactions. . Reviews Defense ASO correspondence, documents, and other communication for legal sufficiency, clarity, and writing errors; drafts and reviews proposed legislation, correspondence, and other legal documents; reviews proposed reports to Congress and responses to congressional inquiries. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/328204600
  5. INSCT is proud to announce that Syracuse University College of Law has been invited to participate in the first annual National Security Crisis Law Invitational sponsored by Georgetown Law Center Friday, April 4, 2013 -Saturday, April 5, 2013, Washington, D.C. Over a two-day period, participating students will confront a series of national security threats and crises from the perspective of an institutional member of the National Security Council, working with teams from other nationally-recognized national security law programs. This innovative, integrative, problem-solving exercise will give students the opportunity to get to know their peers at other law schools and to forge a relationship with experts who practice national security law in Washington, D.C., as well as observers from law firms, government agencies, Congressional committees, and non-profit organizations inside the Beltway. For more information, please see the link below for a video that offers a glimpse of the students in action and an overview of the structure and goals of the simulation. http://www.law.georgetown.edu/about/academic-excellence/index.cfm INSCT will be sponsoring a four-person team to participate under the guidance of faculty advisor and INSCT Director, Professor William C. Banks. The team will be comprised of three SU College of Law students and Maxwell graduate student. ***Please be advised that this event, though taking place in spring 2013, requires a significant amount of preparation; therefore, applications are being requested early.*** Cost information: A travel stipend of $100 per student will be provided; this can be applied toward airfare, train tickets, or gasoline and tolls for those who elect to drive to D.C. Lodging for Friday evening will be paid for by INSCT; however, students will be assigned to double-occupancy rooms. Meals during Saturday's competition will be provided by Georgetown Law; any other meals are the responsibility of the student. Application process: To apply for a position on the Syracuse team, please submit the following to Marlene Diamond (mhdiamon@law.syr.edu) by 5:00 on Monday, October 15, 2012. Transcript Resume Cover letter
  6. SATSA Invites You To Its 2nd Annual Internship Panel Discussion Thursday, October 4, 11:45am-12:45pm, Law Rm 104 SATSA presents a panel of law and policy students who will share their experiences interning in the field of national security and offer their advice to other students interested in pursuing similar internships. Panelists will include law and policy students who interned in various positions with the US Army, executive branch agencies, and NGOs overseas. Attendees will also receive an exclusive copy of SATSA's Guide to National Security Internships 2012-2013.
  7. Job Title: Academic Semester Internship Program Department: Department of Defense Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency Job Announcement Number:Y12-98454-1-ASIP SALARY RANGE: $34,907.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Thursday, January 31, 2013 SERIES & GRADE: GG-0099-06/09 POSITION INFORMATION: Part Time - Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - WASHINGTON, D.C. WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open All Sources JOB SUMMARY: As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 12,000 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team. We are committed to: · Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens. · Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation's defense. · Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide. · Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities. · Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning. · Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge. · Teamwork through internal and external partnerships. · Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community. KEY REQUIREMENTS · - U.S. Citizenship - Drug Test - Security Investigation DUTIES: POSITION SUMMARY The incumbent serves as an Intelligence Specialist in an advanced-level developmental position, classified at less than the independent level for recruitment and professional developmental purposes. As such, incumbent performs a variety of developmental assignments to broaden skills, provide practical experience for progressively more complex assignments, designed to develop the incumbent toward reaching the competencies necessary for successful performance at the independent range. DIA’s Academic Semester Internship Program provides promising undergraduate seniors and graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through temporary employment with DIA while enrolled in classes. This announcement will be used for internship opportunities for the Fall 2013 academic semester. This program is open only to those enrolled as full-time degree-seeking students at a university or college located within a reasonable commutable distance from a DIA location (Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland; Quantico, VA; Reston, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Huntsville, Alabama; Tampa, Florida; Omaha, Nebraska; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Honolulu, Hawaii, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Miami, Florida metropolitan areas. The agency offers a limited number of paid academic semester internships. Interns can be appointed for an academic semester for a 10-15 week period (depending on your academic institution’s calendar), normally from January through mid-May, or September through December as temporary employees (working between 16-20 hours per week on an intermittent work schedule). Students can be offered internships in one of 4 mission areas: ANALYTIC As an Analytic mission area intern, you will provide support in intelligence researching, compiling, assembling, and preparing intelligence related reports. Interns will assist in gathering, consolidating, and summarizing data for reports, studies, and/or briefings. Analytic functional areas include (but are not limited to): •Terrorism •Political/Military •General Military Analysis •Command & Control •Military Capabilities •Computer Network Operations •Illicit Drugs •WMD Proliferation •Information Security Academic disciplines of interest: Geography; Foreign Area Studies; International Relations with a concentration in a specific geographic region; International Finance, Terrorism Studies, Psychology, Political Science; Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Information Systems, Structural or Nuclear); Computer Science; Information Systems; Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacology, or Toxicology). COLLECTION As a Collection intern you will support information research and collection activities worldwide. Collection functional areas include (but are not limited to): • Human Intelligence Collection (Field Collection Support, Operations Coordination, Source Administration, Intelligence Planning and Targeting, Debriefing, Issue Management, Collection Management) • Counterintelligence (Operations, Analysis, Planning and Support) • Collection Management (Collection Requirements Management, Collection Operations Management) • Technical Collection (Physics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Forensics, Molecular Biology) Academic disciplines of interest: Foreign Area Studies; International Relations; Language; Political Science; Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Information Systems, or Nuclear); Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, or Toxicology), Business/Public Administration; Policy; National Security. INFORMATION SYSTEMS As an Information Systems Intern, you will perform assignments to gain familiarity of information technology principles, concepts, methods, policies and other criteria that govern the operations of the program/project area of assignment. Information Systems function areas include (but are not limited to): •Systems Administration •Software Applications •Network Administration •Helpdesk Support •Information Security Academic disciplines of interest: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, or Technology Management. MISSION ENABLER Mission Enabler positions provide programmatic support services for the Agency. Mission Enabler functional areas include (but are not limited to): •Financial Services (Accountant, Budget Analyst) •Administration (Staff Officer, Administrative Management Specialist, Program Analyst) •Human Capital (HR Specialist, Training, Equal Employment, Classification, Benefits, Recruitment) •Legal Services (Attorney, Law Clerk, Paralegal) •Security & Investigations (Security Specialist, Personnel Security Specialist, Criminal Investigator) •Acquisition (Contract Specialist, Procurement Analyst, Purchasing Agent) •Facilities & Logistics (Supply Management, Logistics Specialist, Building Management, Architect) •Communications & Media (Public Affairs Specialist, Visual Information Specialist, Printing Services, Technical Editor) Academic disciplines of interest: Criminal Justice, Business/Public Administration, Human Resources, Law, Accounting or Finance, Logistics, Communications, Psychology, or Acquisitions. All interns must be granted a security clearance, successfully pass a counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug screening test prior to receiving a final offer of employment. Please note that the security clearance processing, counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug screening test cannot be conducted while the applicant is overseas. If you are studying or working abroad anytime in the three to nine months preceding the semester during which you wish to work as an intern, please apply for a subsequent term. Interns are paid an hourly rate based on the number of credit hours you have completed at the time of application. Candidates selected for the program are responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and expenses incurred prior to and during their employment with DIA. Due to the temporary nature of the assignment, interns are not eligible to receive employee benefits (this also includes federal holidays). ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA • Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a full-time degree at a university or college located within a reasonable commutable distance from a DIA facility (Washington, DC/Baltimore, Maryland; Quantico, VA; Reston, VA; Huntsville, Alabama; Charlottesville Virginia; Tampa, Florida; Omaha, Nebraska; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; Honolulu, Hawaii; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Miami, Florida metropolitan areas). • Current enrollment in baccalaureate or graduate degree program in one of the following academic disciplines critical to DIA’s mission: Foreign Area Studies, Computer Science, Business Administration, Human Resources, International Relations, Public Administration, Communications, Psychology, Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Engineering or intelligence analysis-related courses. Please be advised that every location listed above will not necessarily have vacancies for every academic discipline. • Completion of 60 semester hours or its equivalent at the time of employment. • A preferred minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent at the time of application. • U.S. citizenship. Security clearances are not granted to applicants that hold dual citizenship. • All students conditionally selected for the program are required to satisfactorily complete security background investigation, counterintelligence (CI) scope polygraph examination, psychological assessment and drug screening test. • All applicants must satisfy DIA’s Conditions of Employment before a final offer of employment will be extended. • Proficiency in a hard target language such as Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Korean, Indonesian, Persian-Iranian (Farsi) Persian-Afghan (Dari), Pashtu, Urdu, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Burmese, Malay, Hindi, Panjabi, Baluchi, Turkish, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz Kurdish, Hausa, Yoruba, Swahili, Somali is highly desirable, but not mandatory. •Applicants may be interviewed telephonically or in person. APPLICATION PROCEDURES Complete the on-line application process. Applications will only be accepted on-line via DIA's website www.dia.mil. Please submit only the information requested. Do not submit any letters of recommendation. Please attach an unofficial copy of your college/university transcript(s). If you are selected as a finalist for this program, you will be required to provide official copies of your transcripts, at a later date. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT AN ATTACHED UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. In the Work Experience section of your online application, please address the following items: (1) During the Program Year, will you be attending a school near a DIA location? If so, list the DIA location closest to your school, as well as two additional locations (if any) you would be willing to work (please select only from the locations identified earlier in this announcement). (2) Current GPA. (3) Occupational area of interest (Analysis, Collection, Law, HR, Administrative, Finance, Acquisitions, Facilities & Logistics, IT, etc.) Note: Responses to the three Mandatory Assessment Factors are required in order to submit your application, but will not be considered in the screening process. DEADLINES All application materials must be received by January 31, 2013. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NO EXCEPTIONS. Applicants will be notified of their selection status no later than March 15, 2013. Participation in the Academic Semester Internship Program is contingent upon successful completion of DIA's Conditions of Employment and selectees must be granted at least an interim security clearance no later than July 15, 2013. We will not make a final offer of employment until you have successfully met all of these requirements. May be required to perform duty at other operating locations. Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative at 410-579-2159 no later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized. All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held. Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position. All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world. DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager. All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA. If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement. Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee's account of choice at his/her designated financial institution. Positions within this agency generally satisfy NSEP service requirements for David L. Boren Scholars and fellows. Contact the National Security Education Board for further details on service requirements (HTTP://ww.nsepnet.org) QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry. MANDATORY ASSESSMENT FACTORS 1. Analyzes data to draw actionable conclusions 2. Uses knowledge of whole picture to bridge gaps in information and processes 3. Communicates routine or basic information in a clear, accurate manner in an individual or group setting HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will prepare and submit your application using our on-line application at www.dia.mil. Only applications received through that web-site will be considered. BENEFITS: Please visit our web site, www.dia.mil. Under the "Employment" heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees. OTHER INFORMATION: HOW TO APPLY: HOW DO I APPLY? Complete and submit an application package following these instructions. Unless specified within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit your job application electronically using DIA's online job tool hosted on unclassified networks (the internet). Here's how: Important: Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys. Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application site. · Navigate to http://diajobs.dia.mil. · Click the button marked "View Vacancy Announcements and Apply for DIA Jobs" to enter our jobs application site. · Your first visit? Register to setup your own account (Create an Account). · Select the link to view the current available job offerings (Take a look at our job postings and hiring events, then apply for jobs!) · Search the Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest you. · Select Vacancy Announcements for which you are qualified and place them in your Job Basket by checking the box to the right of the returned search results. You may select as many as you wish. · Open your Job Basket to start the application process (View Contents of Job Basket/Apply for Jobs). · While working on the application, please save frequently. · You may save the application in draft mode prior to final submission and return to it at a later date. Just look for it under the link for your draft applications. · When you have completed all required information submit the application as final. · Please be certain to complete the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement's closing date. · Final application are not available for revision. Important: Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys. Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application site. Submitting Classified Applications: · If you are completing your application on an unclassified computer system, all application materials must be unclassified. Frequently Asked Questions How will I know the status of my application? We will send an e-mail to you: · When your application is received by the agency · If you are found to be among those best qualified and are referred for further consideration · If you are not selected for a position · If an announcement is canceled Selectees are notified by telephone. You may check the status of your application on-line on the DIA web site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), by returning to your Applicant Home Page and clicking the “View Your Submitted Applications” link. How long will I be able to see my application on-line? · Your completed application package will remain available to you on http://www.dia.mil for 12 months following the date you submitted your application. Who do I call if I am having trouble using the online application tool? · Our DIA Jobs Helpdesk is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET, to assist people using DIA's online application tool. Helpdesk personnel cannot answer specific questions about advertised positions. · Call 301-227-8400 (287-DSN) How do I email you with my questions? · Contact us by email using the following address: Public Internet DIAJOBS_Help@dia.mil I have a question about the advertised job and one about working at DIA. · Contact the individual listed under "Contact Information" in the heading area on the vacancy announcement on the DIA web site (http://diajobs.dia.mil). I'm looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date. It says "open continuous" and "open until filled." What does that mean? · These announcements remain open until all available positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to management on an unannounced periodic basis. To ensure that your application is considered, please apply as soon as possible. Will I need to fill out a new complete application each time I apply for a job on www.dia.mil? · You will complete a new application for each job. However, once you officially submit an application for consideration, your basic application information (contact information, work experience, education, etc.) will remain active on this site for you to use in future applications. If there is no activity in your account after 12 months, the information is removed. How will DIA contact me if my e-mail address or phone number have changed? · Sign-in to our recruiting site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), click Update Contact Information and make the changes in your contact information stored there. Can I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application process? · No. DIA does not accept hard-copy resumes. All applications must be completed on-line. Emailed resumes are not reviewed. All Positions in the Defense Intelligence Agency are covered by the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS), a pay-banded, pay-for-performance system. DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, www.dia.mil. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Civilian Operations Division Phone: Not Available Agency Information: Defense Intelligence Agency Bolling AFB Washington, DC 20340 WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.
  8. Job Title: Pathways Internship- Student Trainee (Law Clerk) Department: Department Of Homeland Security Agency:DHS Headquarters Job Announcement Number:DHSHQ12-755400-GC SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 to $67,144.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Friday, September 28, 2012 to Monday, October 15, 2012 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0999-09 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 9/01/2013 PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 09 DUTY LOCATIONS: Many vacancies in the following location: Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This opportunity is open to second year law students, as well as third-year law students in a qualifying law school program. JOB SUMMARY: Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. The General Counsel is the chief legal officer for DHS and oversees and integrates more than 1800 attorneys throughout the Department. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for ensuring that departmental activities comply with applicable legal requirements, as well as establishing that the Department’s efforts to secure the Nation are consistent with the civil rights and civil liberties of our citizens and observe the rule of law. As one of the few elements within DHS that operates in every realm of the department, OGC provides legal advice on areas such as national security, immigration, litigation, international law, intellectual property, maritime safety and security, transportation security, border security law, cyber security, fiscal and appropriations law, federal procurement, environmental law, and many others. OGC also provides legal services in several areas where the law intersects with the achievement of mission goals, such as the coordination of the Department’s rule making activities, managing interdepartmental clearance of proposed legislation, and providing legal training for law enforcement officers. Pathways Summer Law Intern Program Summer Law Interns may expect to be assigned positions which offer both valuable experience and substantial individual responsibility. Successful candidates are hired to work in the Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C. on a term appointment not to exceed September 1, 2013. During the course of the summer, Law Interns will have the opportunity to work in one or more of the nine legal divisions within the Office of the General Counsel headquarters: Immigration, General Law, Intelligence, Legal Counsel, Technology Programs, Regulatory Affairs, Ethics, Operations & Enforcement, and National Protection and Programs. They may interact with clients, attend legislative hearings, and meet with attorneys and representatives from other agencies over the course of the summer. Our Pathways Summer Law Internship Program also includes an extensive orientation on the operating divisions of DHS and the federal government in Washington D.C., including visits to DHS operational sites such as the U.S. Coast Guard Washington Air Station, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Forensic Document Laboratory, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspections facility at Dulles International Airport. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of General Counsel. KEY REQUIREMENTS · You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. · Must be 16 years of age or older. · You must be able to obtain/maintain Suitability clearance level. · Male applicants born after 12/31/59 Selective Service registration required DUTIES: · Conduct complex legal research and analysis, develop memoranda, and present results to OGC attorneys in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner. · Assist or OGC attorneys in representing clients in negotiating, developing, or resolving legal and other matters within DHS, with the Congress, with other government agencies, individuals, citizen groups, state and local government officials, or foreign partners. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for this position you must have completed one year of law school (attending an accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education) and currently enrolled in a second or third year of law school. You MUST meet the definition of a STUDENT for the duration of your appointment. The definition of a student is: an individual accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled), including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program under Public Law 93–842. Students need not be in actual physical attendance, so long as all other requirements are met. An individual who needs to complete less than the equivalent of half an academic/vocational or technical course-load immediately prior to graduating is still considered a student for purposes of this Program. The following qualifications are strongly desired and will be considered a positive factor in the selection process. However, you will not be eliminated from consideration solely if you do not possess any of the following: · Academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 or higher or Top 1/3 of the class); exceptional research, writing and analytical skills · Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills; and · Demonstrated involvement in activities beyond required course work is encouraged. You must submit a copy of your college transcript OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected for the position. Proof of enrollment and student's grade will be requested each semester, if selected. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements. You must show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit OPM’s web site at https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.htm#e4a for additional information on this topic. Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Suitability clearance as a condition of placement in this Non-Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: How You Will Be Evaluated: Unranked Order We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will refer your application in the following order: Preference Status. Preference Status (NOTE: within each category, applicants from the reemployment list will be placed ahead of applicants from the regular employment list) 1. Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more 2. Other 10-point preference eligible 3. 5-point preference eligible 4. Non-preference eligible Reemployment/Regular List Status – all applicants on the reemployment list are considered before applicants on the regular employment list. On each list, preference eligibles having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more are considered first, followed, second, by other 10-point preference eligibles, third by 5-point preference eligibles, and last, by non-preference eligibles. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To receive special priority selection, CTAP and ICTAP applicants must submit proof of eligibility as described below under How To Apply, meet all qualification and eligibility requirements, be rated well-qualified (e.g., receive a score of 85 or higher) and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. BENEFITS: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, that may include, depending on your type of appointment: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.” OTHER INFORMATION: Special Hiring Authorities Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and Individuals with Disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: · Your Résumé · Current Transcript (official or unofficial accepted) · A complete Occupational Questionnaire · Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below) Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, October 15, 2012. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and use the official FAX cover sheet found here. The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required (if applicable): 1. Your resume 2. A list of three references that includes the phone number and email contact information for each reference 3. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 4. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Those with foreign education, click this link. 5. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information. 6. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit: •a copy of your agency notice, •a copy of your most recent performance rating, and •a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location. AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Tamara Williams Phone: (202)357-8500 Email: TAMARA.WILLIAMS1@DHS.GOV Agency Information: Department of Homeland Security Headquarters DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL Washington, DC 00000 WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.”
  9. The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of Terror Post further suggestions below!
  10. Hey everyone, I want to learn more about the technical aspects of cybersecurity. The real nitty gritty stuff. However, I'm looking for something that's actually readable, something that I won't immediately toss out. Any suggestions?
  11. The books worth reading covering cybersecurity. Cyber War: The Next Threat To National Security And What To Do About It America the Vulnerable: Insider the New threat Matrix Of Digital Espionage, Crime, And Warfare Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World If you've got suggestions, post them below!
  12. So the ABA is holding it's annual NatSec conference in DC, looks like a good opportunity to see some interesting panels and network. The conference is on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30th. From what I understand, INSCT will pay your registration costs. Of course, airfare/hotel will cost you, but if you stay with a friend, you can cut it down to just airfare. More here.
  13. Stickied thread will all relevant websites/documents for NatSec employment opportunities. Military Law USAF JAG Recruiting Website Top Law School Forums thread on military law (absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in applying to any of the service's JAG programs) USAF OTS Forums (you gotta register, but look for 51X-JAG. This forum has a number of active duty JAGs who advise on what boards are looking for, answer questions about the job, etc.) Military USAF OTS Forums (you gotta register, but this forum has a number of active duty and prospective AF officers talking about OTS. The forums have subforums for each AFSC). Intelligence DoD Law Enforcement VIA INSCT, a compilation of links to NatSec employers. Also via INSCT, job/internship/fellowship announcements. Again via INSCT, a number of links about getting started in national security and counter terrorism. The link has further links to job resource guides, security clearance guides, and basic job hunting tips.
  14. Here's a non-comprehensive list of blogs, organizations, news sources, people to follow on Twitter, and other means to get your fill of cybersecurity news. Blogs Crossroads Wired's Danger Room Wired's Threat Level Lawfare The Volokh Conspiracy People to follow on Twitter Crossroads Cyber Blog (@cyberlawblog) The Economist (@TheEconomist) Noah Shachtman (@dangerroom) Lawfare (@lawfareblog) INSCT (@INSCT) cyberwar (@cyberwar) Richard Bejtlich (@taosecurity) James A. Lewis (@james_a_lewis) Adam Segal (@adschina) Eugene Kaspersky (@e_kaspersky) dodbuzz (@DoDBuzz) John Bumgarner (@JohnBumgarner) Michelle L. Kincaid (@OnCybersecurity) Jason Healy (@Jason_Healey) Brendan Sasso (@BrendanSasso) Jonathan Zittrain (@zittrain) Jim Finkle (@techwriterjim) WCITLeaks (@WCITLeaks) Jason Miller (@jmillerWFED) Nextgov (@Nextgov) Google News Go to Google, Google News, and then personalize your news with the following topics: Online Security NATO Critical infrastructure Espionage Michael Hayden hacker cyber attack NSTIC cyberwar Cyber Command NSA identity ecosystem cybersecurity cyberweapons cyberlaw Cyber Warfare Stuxnet cyber-espionage Wikileaks WCIT
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