Additional Program Information:
The Department is only accepting applications for the NIU, Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence Program. The MSSI is a full-time 11-month degree program designed to assist students in developing global awareness and understand how historical, economic, cultural, political and social contexts affect intelligence and national security. For additional Graduate and Master’s Program information and eligibility requirements, please review the Fact Sheet.
- Permanent, full-time employees at the GS-14 and above level; exceptional GS-13 employees may also apply. An exceptional GS-13:
- Has demonstrated the ability to supervise or lead a team such as assigning and monitoring work; maintaining workflow;
- Is responsible for strategic and operational planning;
- Has the ability to prepare reports, correspondence and other communications;
- Has demonstrated the ability to work effectively under time constraints and in stressful situations; and
- Has the ability to communicate well, both in writing and orally.
- At least 1 year of service with the Department and/or FEMA
- Achieved at least “Meets Expectations” or equivalent on their last performance appraisal
- Obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for applicants that do not hold an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate) at the time of application. Scores must be less than 5 years old and sent directly from the testing agency to the NIU using school code 5205. Consideration is given to those who already have a master’s degree.
- Currently hold and be able to maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Selected participants will be obligated to sign a 30 month Continued Service Agreement.
Tuition is funded by the Department and NIU. The participant’s office, directorate or region is responsible for any travel and per diem or temporary moving expenses and the cost of books. The Career Development and Training Branch do not provide funding support for travel and additional schooling costs associated with this program. The training is conducted at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington.
Eligible employees must complete both a DHS Application and NIU Application Submit completed DHS Application including Official Transcripts (1 official and 1 unofficial) from the institution awarding the highest degree, Letter of Recommendations, 500-word Statement of Purpose (see NIU Application) and Standard Form (SF-182 ) to Dynia Beaty:
Portals III Building
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20472-3715
All interested, eligible applicants must submit to the FEMA internal review process. All applications are reviewed by FEMA’s Executive Review Board. The ERB recommends to the Administrator’s Office the candidate(s) they feel should be endorsed for further consideration by the Department and school. The Administrator’s Office has the final approval of FEMA endorsed candidates. The endorsed list of candidates is forwarded to the DHS Chief Learning Office for an additional screening and DHS endorsement. Candidates endorsed by DHS will be forwarded to the National Intelligence University for final selections. DHS endorsements do not guarantee selection.
October 26, 2012
Point of Contact:
Dynia Beaty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-212-2084