Position Description (2023)

Serves as a Senior Intelligence Advisor to the INSCOM G2X, the Chief of the Cyber Coordination Branch (CCB), Counterintelligence (CI) Programs Division, Operations Support Directorate, INSCOM G2X and as the Army Cyber CI Digital Threat Investigator (J5) Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) Program Manager. Under broad administrative direction of the Chief, CI Programs Division, provides senior-level guidance, oversight, and advice on Cyber CI J5 ASI programmatics, including personnel, training and certification, plans, budgets, equipment acquisition and lifecycle sustainment for the US Army Cyber CI Program. The focus of Cyber CI work is to train Army Counterintelligence (ACI) Agents in conducting investigative and operational activities in support of sensitive Army and national counterintelligence objectives. The Army Cyber CI J5 Program Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Army Cyber CI J5 Program in support of Army, INSCOM and ASCC commanders worldwide and advises on the strategic growth and development of the entire Army Cyber CI Program.

1. Manages the Army J5 ASI Program including accessions, training, and the certification program for the Army. Establishes policies and technical guidance related to the training, certification, and implementation of the J5 ASI program to include talent management and recertification of the entire Army Cyber CI J5 population. Ensures the Army Cyber CI capability is properly equipped and provisioned with the necessary digital hardware and software required to ensure mission completion by Army J5 Cyber CI personnel worldwide. Writes technical requirements of inclusion into Army contracts. Drafts budget input for submission into the Program Objective Memorandums (POM) and unfinanced requirements (UFRs) to sustain Cyber training operations. 40%

2. Establishes, formulates and reviews budgets, metrics, equipment lifecycle sustainment, procedures and policy recommendations to regulate actions of J5 ASI holders across Army CI. Evaluates procedures to ensure training and guidelines are consistent with activity and investigative purposes. Reviews current statutory and legal provisions (AR 381-20, Investigative procedures, policies, etc.). Prepares draft modifications to deconflict current guidelines and regulations with Cyber CI activities. 30%

3. Maintains liaison with other DOD and national-level intelligence and law enforcement agencies' cyber-intelligence/Cyber law enforcement elements; coordinates and provides reciprocal support when requested. Participates in national-level and DoD law enforcement and intelligence committees as a senior representative for Army Cyber CI programmatic matters pertaining to military personnel. Prepares and provides briefings to supported commands, investigative offices, intelligence personnel, and to high level officials, including general officers and Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel on the role of Digital Threat Investigators in Cyber CI activities and operations. 20%

4. Functions as a supervisor and Branch Chief to personnel assigned to the CCB. Ensures the daily accomplishment of the CCB’s mission. Approves leaves, time and attendance, assigns tasks and evaluates performance of personnel in the completing of tasks, rates personnel under DCIPS, counsel’s personnel, and imposes disciplinary actions. Ensures personnel receive training in unique aspects of the operations and ensures professional development of subordinate employees. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned.


Exercises a mastery of Technical Counterintelligence Operations theory, doctrine, systems, concepts, laws regulations, and methodologies to conduct high priority operations which are typically sensitive, urgent, unstructured, pressured, and in a consistently changing environment.

Ability to plan budgets, allocate resources and determine long-range goals.

Skill in applying guidelines regulating Cyber CI activities performed by military personnel. (includes Procedures 1-15, 381-10; search and seizure; and coordinating full range of remedies)

Comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of counterintelligence capabilities and DA/DOD/national intelligence functions, including capabilities and limitations, requirement definition, analysis, collection management, and operations. Knowledge of emerging intelligence community capabilities, especially in the area of Cyberspace Operations.

Skill in communicating orally and in writing. Ability to conduct briefings and discussions with senior DOD intelligence community, and industrial leadership. Must be able to produce technical reports.

FACTOR B – GUIDELINES, Degree B-4, 70 Points

CI guidelines are not specific to all aspects of Cyber CI/CE operations and investigations and have only limited applications to the Cyber CI environment requiring a high degree of originality and sound judgment in formulating, evaluating and monitoring the Army Cyber CI J5programs. Develops and oversees development of new criteria, methods, procedures and techniques which relate to investigative objectives, plans, and procedures within the target environment. Exercises judgment and ingenuity to interpret the intent of broad guidelines that are statutory and regulatory in nature and include DOD, DA, and local regulations, policies and procedures.


Makes decisions and initiates actions that involve the interpretation of policy or the setting of precedents. Makes authoritative determinations and advises on technical problems related to the Army J5 ASI program. Decisions and commitments often involve large expenditures of resources and have a strong impact on the entire Army CI Cyber program.


Daily contact is required with personnel in the DOD intelligence and law enforcement communities to discuss unique Army Cyber CI operational considerations in order to satisfy mission requirements. Networks with concerned intelligence officials to assure proper coordination in support of the J5 Cyber CI program as it evolves or otherwise undergoes significant changes. Must be able to persuade and/or influence other DOD, national-level intelligence and law enforcement agencies to gain concurrence on submitted proposals for joint training or programmatics.


The supervisor generally provides only administrative direction, with assignments only in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. The employee has responsibility for planning, designing, and carrying out programs, projects, studies or other work independently. Supervisor is kept informed of significant developments. Completed work is reviewed only from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility, effectiveness or 'expected results, and for its contribution to the advancement of technology.

GG-14 POINT RANGE: 340-379

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.


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