Job Title:Research Analyst
Department:Department of Defense
Agency:Office of the Secretary of Defense
Job Announcement Number:OSD-12-628100
$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to Monday, April 02, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy(s) - Arlington, VA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
US Citizens and Status Candidates
DLA Human Resource Services
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office
Research & Analysis Directorate
Mission Statement: Leads the national effort to prepare personnel for
possible isolation while pursuing U.S. national objectives abroad,
establish the most favorable conditions to recover and reintegrate
them, and fully account for those lost during our nation's past,
present, and future conflicts. For more information see:
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All US Citizens
and Current or Former Permanent Competitive Civilian Federal
Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition
Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and
individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities
approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a
disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities
Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click
on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these
special appointment authorities: www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6
If applying as a Merit applicant, you must have met the one year
Specialized Experience and the 52 weeks time-in-grade at the next
lower grade level by the closing date of this announcement.
•Must be a U.S. citizen
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•Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing
•Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized
•This announcement is open to All US Citizens and Merit Promotion
•This position is drug tested and requires a TOP SECRET/SCI clearance
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•Serves as a Research Analyst casualty accounting specialist in the
Research and Analysis Directorate of the Defense POW (Prisoner of War)/
Missing Personnel Office for cases of missing personal from the
Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War, and
World War II.
Produces research and analysis findings to resolve U.S. POW and MIA
(Missing in Action) related issues and assigned cases.
Reviews all incoming message traffic, Intelligence Information
Reports, public information and casualty data, and analyzes each
report to ensure it is appropriately exploited and directed to an
appropriate action or responsible case analyst.
Occasionally leads project teams and chairs coordination conferences
and substantive or technical discussions.
Provides lucid, concise, and cogent analytic briefings and topical
papers, as needed, within required deadlines.
Attends family meetings to support and brief on personnel accounting
efforts and individual cases, as often as several times annually.
Provides background analysis of the policies of foreign governments
concerning the accounting for missing American personnel.
Represents DPMO (Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office) interests at
multi-national and foreign conferences when necessary. Occasionally
selected to provide analysis of specific issues to foreign government
Interviews witnesses, veterans, and expert researchers about loss
incidents and provides guidance to field teams when they prepare to
interview witnesses. Conducts issue and case set analyses and provides
topic papers for posting on agency websites, and periodical
Facilitates the declassification, redaction and release of war time
and post war classified material to the families, the wider
constituency, and the public.
Conducts oversight analysis of accounting operations and
investigations as they are implemented world-wide in response to the
2010 Congressional NDAA increasing accounting resources.
Conducts macro-analysis of the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cold
War, the Persian Gulf War and World War II accounting operations to
improve their effectiveness and efficiency in finding, recovering, and
identifying of a variety of accounting mechanisms employed in each of
the combatant commands.
Trains, mentors, and assists newly assigned personnel in their
research efforts and in updating accounting data bases.
Conducts liaison with the research analytic elements of other
organizations in the accounting community, coordinating activities and
facilitating unity of effort among the mission organizations.
Foreign language skills and ability to analyze cultural differences