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Region: WEST

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Supervisory Certification: I certify that this is an accurate statement of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and its organizational relationships, and that the position is necessary to carry out Government functions for which I am responsible. This certification is made with the knowledge that this information is to be used for statutory purposes relating to appointment and payment of public funds, and that false or misleading statements may constitute violations of such statutes or their implementing regulations.


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Classification Review: This position has been classified/graded as required by Title 5, U.S. Code in conformance with standard published by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management or if no published standards apply directly, consistently with the most applicable published standards.


Reviewed By: GARY P. MARTIN (MVM)

Reviewed Date: 12/01/2005


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This position description is to be used for Title 10 Excepted Service, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System positions only.

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Target Grade/FPL: 15

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This is s projected position subject to future review.

The duties of this position require no specific leadership training.

1. As the Chief, Mission Support Team, Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA) Concepts Applications Branch (CA) serves as the command-designated representative for mission support to multi-INT technical collection operations and development of concepts of operation (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for implementation of ISR technology applications. Leads planning and operations support for technical insertion of emerging technologies to mitigate capability shortfalls identified by deployed forces, Major Subordinate Commands (MSC), Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), and Joint and National defense and intelligence activities. Coordinates with DoD agencies and the intelligence community for insertion of technical intelligence applications in support of specified mission needs. Leads a team of trained intelligence operations personnel and coordinates with the Director, CA to ensure implementation of mission support packages to enable effective intelligence technical operations. The incumbent receives input from the Branch for the development of CONOPs and training packages for associated ISR Mission Capability Packages (MCP). Thereafter, the incumbent maintains liaison with operational forces to ensure systems continue to function as specified. Facilitates operational input for subsequent technology spiral. Incumbent provides staff supervision to deployed TOSA personnel who are conducting training and otherwise supporting the integration of ISR systems into operational commands. As such, incumbent is responsible for maintaining training proficiency of CA deployment teams in the latest ISR related TTPs. To ensure operations personnel are deployment-ready, incumbent must define content and ensure readiness of deployment packages required to support ISR operations. Develops program planning and budgets for deployed ISR operations. Incumbent manages all TOSA activities at the Blossom Point Field Test Facility. Provides day-to-day technical supervision and oversight for fifteen Government high-grade or equivalent personnel (i.e. GG-14 and GG-15) and equivalent contractor technical personnel associated with Concepts Applications Branch. (30%)

2. Provides management and oversight for three technical operations teams: Mission Support Team, Combat Development Team, and Mission Analysis Team. Plans, directs, coordinates, programs, and supervises the operation and performance of the Mission Support Team. Provides management and oversight for the full spectrum of technical intelligence operations and is charged with deploying, training, and sustaining ISR capabilities on behalf of the ACofS G-3 and the Director, TOSA to satisfy critical and on-going operational intelligence shortfalls. The Chief, Mission Support Team is accountable to the Director, TOSA for command-wide coordination and execution of ISR operational activities to include recommending requirements prioritization, budget planning and programming, operational policy guidance, and mission assignment in support of INSCOM's worldwide operations. (25%)

3. Serves as TOSA's principal subject matter expert for deploying ISR systems and non-traditional sensor applications and advises the Director, TOSA on emerging CONOPS and TTPs that provide for mission enhancement with the potential to impact INSCOM and the Army and Joint intelligence communities. On behalf of the Director, TOSA, provides oversight, plans, critically evaluates, and coordinates all staff actions related to deployment, training, and sustainment of quick reaction ISR missions and associated development activities. Responsible for command-wide coordination and recommendations for deployment of ISR applications to include requirements prioritization, budget planning and programming, policy guidance, and mission assignment in support of INSCOM's worldwide operations. (15%)

4. Directs the employment of advanced ISR capabilities to include development of training plans, limited life cycle sustainment, and execution of operations. Coordinates ISR capability requirements with the INSCOM MSCs, ASCCs, and the Joint community to ensure that Combatant Commanders' (COCOM) needs are satisfied and sustained. Coordinates with Army, Joint, and non-DOD materiel developers to ensure that operational requirements are included in draft CONOPs and TTPs. (10%)

5. On behalf of the Director, TOSA oversees the deployment of INSCOM multi-discipline ISR operations involving combinations of Imagery Intelligence (IMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) capabilities. Plans and recommends the operational implementation of these programs. Assesses future developments and new phenomena for technology insertion as advancements and changes in HQ G-3 direction and approach occur. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned.

FACTOR A. Guidelines Degree A-4 75 Points

Duties are performed under broadly stated guidelines and policy. Exercises a very high degree of originality and judgment to interpret the intent of HQ G-3 policy directives and in formulating, evaluating, and monitoring the mission of the Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA). Successful performance requires a high degree of scientific, engineering, technical competence as well as unimpeachable judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness to accomplish mission objectives. Exercises wide latitude and responsibility in the successful accomplishment of varied and complex actions. Regarded as subject matter expert in the highly specialized areas of air and ground-based ISR, IMINT, MASINT, special signals collection, technical HUMINT, and multi-intelligence fusion deployment and sustainment. Draws upon an in-depth knowledge of the intelligence disciplines and a wide spectrum of previous experience to develop and implement policy. May be required to make major or novel adaptations to existing guides/policy in order to accomplish the assigned functional responsibilities.

FACTOR B. Scope and Variety of Operations Degree B-3 95 Points

Serves as the TOSA focal point in making recommendations and decisions that influence the employment, training, and sustainment of advanced ISR systems and associated multi-discipline technical applications. Recommends commitment of INSCOM resources that may obligate INSCOM to new directions or substantial courses of action in fulfilling broad G-3 objectives or policies. Decisions, recommendations, or commitments may result in program adoption, modification, or cancellation. Decisions may influence INSCOM programs and priorities of national scope.

FACTOR C. Work Relationships Degree C-5 80 Points

Designated TOSA subject matter expert in the deployment of air and ground-based ISR, IMINT, MASINT, special signals collection, technical HUMINT, and multi-intelligence fusion. Frequent person-to-person contact is required with senior operations and technical representatives from external DOD organizations as well as DA staff, Army MACOMs, and the ASCCs to resolve noted mission shortfalls. Daily contact with INSCOM staff elements is required to resolve non-routine problems. Frequent interaction is required to negotiate, justify, influence, and persuade other staffs and agencies to recognize INSCOM's positions on significant or controversial program issues. Represents TOSA as technical expert and authority on ISR systems and operations with respect to mission analysis and ISR technology operations in meetings and exchanges with senior Army Commanders, Army Planners, COCOMs, and other services and agencies. Offers assistance and guidance to the senior staff leaders of supported organizations on matters pertaining to ISR deployment operations.

FACTOR D. Supervision Exercised Degree D-3 85 Points

Plans and directs technical operations, develops and interprets policies, and establishes priorities for subordinates to include first line supervisors/team leaders and non-supervisory personnel. Makes changes in the organization of work as required to achieve efficient and economical operations within allowable costs, staffing levels, and established policies. Defines work standards and issues instructions and procedures for its accomplishment. Evaluates performance, establishes work training standards, and provides advice, guidance, and counsel to civilian employees and assigned military personnel. Identifies career development and training needs and secures resources for satisfaction of these needs. Provides for all of the normal personnel/administrative functions associated with the Mission Support Team as well as the INSCOM Technical Operations Support Activity (TOSA) field-operating element. Ensures equal opportunity in all aspects of the personnel management process.

FACTOR E. Complexity of Work Supervised 70 Points

Provides direct management and oversight of highly specialized and complex scientific, engineering, and technical activities associated with the identification, development, and fielding of advanced ISR capabilities and systems. Oversees unprecedented technical activities related to the introduction of unique ISR solutions to the most difficult operational intelligence challenges. Oversees the activities of senior scientific and technical personnel at INSCOM and within DOD and non-DOD laboratories associated with the development of emerging ISR applications.

Total Points: 430

Grade Level: GS-15 (395-444 Range)


Employee must be able to acquire and maintain a TOP SECRET/Special Access (SCI) security clearance as a result of current and favorable Special Background Investigation (SBI).

TDY may constitute up to 25% of time both within and outside the continental United States.

Subject to random drug testing.


1. Knowledge of advanced scientific and engineering principals related to sensor phenomenologies, communications theory, data visualization, and multi-intelligence fusion.

2. Knowledge of DOD, Military Services, Intelligence Community, Army Intelligence organizations and disciplines, and ISR and Technical Collection operations.

3. Knowledge of the Special Operations community.

4. Knowledge of multi-discipline ISR and MASINT capabilities and systems.

5. Ability to lead teams of scientists and engineers in the development of quick reaction ISR applications for near-term operational employment.

6. Knowledge and skills in Intelligence Programs and Management.

7. Ability to work in Joint service environment.

8. Knowledge of DOD and non-DOD ISR programs and activities.

9. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination


1. Availability Pay Exemption - (e.g., Criminal Investigators, U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilots who are also Law Enforcement Officers).


2. Foreign Exemption - (Note: Puerto Rico and certain other locations do not qualify for this exemption – See 5 CFR 551.104 for a list of Nonexempt areas.)


3. Executive Exemption:


a. Exercises appropriate management responsibility (primary duty) over a recognized organizational unit with a continuing function, AND


b. Customarily and regularly directs 2 or more employees, AND


c. Has the authority to make or recommend hiring, firing, or other status-change decisions, when such recommendations have particular weight.


4. Professional Exemption:


a. Professional work (primary duty)


b. Learned Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.208 ) (Registered Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Technologists, Teachers, Attorneys, Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Engineers, Architects, and Accountants at the independent level as just some of the typical examples of exempt professionals). Or


c. Creative Professional, (See 5 CFR, 551.209 ) (The primary duty requires invention and originality in a recognized artistic field (music, writing, etc.) and does not typically include newspapers or other media or work subject to control by the organization are just some examples of Creative Professionals). Or


d. Computer Employee, (See 5 CFR, 551.210 ) ( must meet salary test and perform such duties as system analysis, program/system design, or program/system testing, documentation, and modification). Computer manufacture or repair is excluded (non-exempt work).


5. Administrative Exemption:


a. Primary duty consistent with 5 CFR 551 (e.g.; non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or its customers), AND job duties require exercise of discretion & independent judgment.

  FLSA Conclusion:
  Non Exempt

FLSA Comments/Explanations:



Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Determination: As a first line supervisor for the Mission Support Branch, the position fully meets the Executive Exemption of the FLSA as prescribed in 5 CFR 551. Therefore, the position is FLSA Exempt.