Intelligence Research Specialist


Vacancy ID: 796095   Announcement Number: CK-13-JAC-796095   USAJOBS Control Number: 332506800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 796095


1. Title of Job

Intelligence Research Specialist


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 All U.S. Citizens- Intelligence Research Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

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010350073 Birmingham, AL
061430037 Glendale, CA
063420059 Santa Ana, CA
122950057 Tampa, FL
212090111 Louisville, KY
221690071 New Orleans, LA
261730049 Flint, MI
370870119 Charlotte, NC
340520007 Camden, NJ
343380021 Trenton, NJ
391680035 Cleveland, OH
391800049 Columbus, OH
423500043 Harrisburg, PA
482190141 El Paso, TX
486090029 San Antonio, TX
540480039 Charleston, WV

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-9, Intelligence Research Specialist work. If your highest level of education or experience is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. MARK ONLY 1 RESPONSE FOR QUESTION 1. (NOTE: Specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience.)

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is experience in or related to investigations of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Assisting in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence information; Using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, visual investigative analyses, and telephone toll record analyses to support investigative operations; Extracting, compiling, and analyzing factual information based on requests from special agents; and preparing briefings on a variety of intelligence topics for other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL. B or J.D., in a field of study related to this position such as social sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology. or other fields of study that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. (Must include transcripts to verify eligibility)
C. I possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience totaling 100% of the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Only graduate education in excess of one year (i.e., 18 semester hours) may be combined with experience under this standard. Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts if qualifying based on education.
D. I do not possess the required education and/or experience to qualify for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-11, Intelligence Research Specialist work. If your highest level of education or experience is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. MARK ONLY 1 RESPONSE FOR QUESTION 2. (NOTE: Specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience.)

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. Specialized experience is experience in or related to investigations of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information; Using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, visual investigative analyses, and telephone toll record analyses to support investigative operations; Extracting, compiling, and analyzing factual information based on requests from special agents; Presenting briefings on a variety of intelligence topics to other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations; and drafting multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, conclusions and recommendations.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, in a field of study related to this position such as social sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology or other fields of study that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. (Must include transcripts to verify eligibility)
C. I possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience totaling 100% of the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Only graduate education in excess of one year (i.e., 18 semester hours) may be combined with experience under this standard. Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts if qualifying based on education.
D. I do not possess the required education and/or experience to qualify for this position.

3. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-12, Intelligence Research Specialist. If your highest level of education or experience is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. MARK ONLY 1 RESPONSE FOR QUESTION 3. (NOTE: Specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience.)

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in or related to investigations of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information; Using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, visual investigative analyses, and telephone toll record analyses to support investigative operations; Analyzing multi-defendant investigations of major firearms and narcotics trafficking organizations, arson rings, traditional and non-traditional organized crime groups, and equivalent criminal conspiracies; Providing information and advice on significant and critical intelligence trends, developments, and changes in procedure; Presenting briefings on a variety of intelligence topics to other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations; Drafting multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, conclusions and recommendations; Producing finished intelligence reports based on a review of data from various sources; and providing guidance and technical assistance to junior intelligence and investigative personnel within the organization.
B. I do not possess the required experience to qualify for this position.

4. Please select the answer that corresponds with your Selective Service Status. If you are unsure whether about your status please visit the selective service website at http://www.sss.gov/Default.htm .

A. I am a male applicant, born after December 31, 1959, and I am registered with the Selective Service System.
B. I am Female and therefore exempt from having to register for selective service.
C. I am exempt from having to register.
D. I am NOT exempt from registration and I have NOT registered for selective service.

5. This position is a drug test designated position. Are you willing to take a pre-employment drug test?

A. Yes
B. No

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of law enforcement intelligence techniques, operations in order to perform analyses of data in assigned areas and produce finished intelligence reports.

For each task in the following group, select the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Collect, analyze and disseminate intelligence information.

7. Use a variety of statistical/analytical tools to research and extract relevant data.

8. Analyze multi-defendant investigations of major firearms and narcotics trafficking organizations, arson rings, traditional and non-traditional organized crime groups, and equivalent criminal conspiracies.

9. Use a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, visual investigative analyses, and telephone toll record analyses to support investigative operations.

10. Determine leads for further investigation when given partial or limited background information.

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of the priorities and commitments involving the intelligence and enforcement programs.

11. Provide technical advice and consultation to special agents and attorneys in preparation for trials.

12. Provide information and advice on significant and critical intelligence trends, developments, and changes in procedure.

13. Develop improved procedures for the collection, storage, and retrieval of intelligence information.

14. Research information for use in responding to collateral requests.

15. Request data to substantiate or verify information collected.

16. Research information for use in responding to collateral requests.

The following statements pertain to your knowledge of computer systems in order to maintain and design intelligence databases and procedures.

17. Use intelligence databases and intelligence computer applications to perform analytical tasks and data searches.

18. Develop and maintain computerized intelligence databases to meet the needs of the organization.

19. Generate statistical and relational reports for managers and programs and projects.

20. Recommend modifications and improvements to existing systems.

21. Review and evaluate incoming intelligence information to ensure it is complete and satisfies the necessary data requirements for input into established computer systems.

22. Establish new collection techniques for unique investigations that do not lend themselves to generally accepted methods of analysis.

23. Coordinate with peers at higher echelons in the establishment of new collection techniques for unique investigations.

The following statements pertain to your ability to communicate orally

24. Perform liaison and coordination functions with counterparts and personnel throughout the intelligence and law enforcement community, including Federal, State, Local and foreign agencies and organizations.

25. Represent the organization in working groups, committees, task forces, and conferences.

26. Coordinate with peers at higher echelons to exchange information, resolve technical problems, eliminate duplication of effort and coordinate multi-organizational activities.

27. Present briefings on a variety of intelligence topics to other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations.

28. Provide guidance and technical assistance to junior intelligence and investigative personnel within the organization.

The following statements pertain to your ability to communicate in writing

29. Prepare briefings on a variety of intelligence topics for other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations.

30. Extract, compile, and analyze factual information based on requests from special agents.

31. Draft multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, conclusions and recommendations.

32. Produce finished intelligence reports based on a review of data from various sources.

Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.

33. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. YES, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. NO, I do not certify this information and do not wish to be considered for this position.