Intelligence Research Specialist


Vacancy ID: 877775   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-877775   USAJOBS Control Number: 342297000

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 877775
1. Title of Job

Intelligence Research Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 11.


11
12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:

Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Your response to statement number below will determine if you are qualified for the Intelligence Research Specialist, GS-0132-11 position.

1. Please select the appropriate response from the list below. Select only one answer.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
D. I have a combination of education and specialized experience as described above in A, B or C
E. I do not have the education/experience as described above in A, B, C or D.

Please answer yes or no to statements below. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the Intelligence Research Specialist, GS-0132-12/13 position.

2. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.

A. Yes
B. No

3. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.

A. Yes
B. No

Please respond yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the internet technology requirement for this position.

4. I have experience with how the internet operates and with various sources of information on the internet including domain registration, IP Address Tracing, metadata and data sets such as SQL.

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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 or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise

5. Monitor new approaches/attitudes in the prosecution of cases and advise enforcement.

6. Develop long-range plans and present findings and recommendations to management.

7. Conduct complex and sensitive analytical studies.

8. Establish and direct the methodology of collecting, evaluating, and creating incoming investigative intelligence data.

9. Use open source, commercial, financial, and law enforcement databases and charting software such as the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), TECS, LEXIS/NEXIS, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Accurint, Consolidated Lead Evaluation and Reporting (CLEAR), TLO, Dun and Bradstreet, i2, Palantir, Dow Jones/FACTIVA.

10. Review and direct follow-up action to ensure intelligence data is complete and accurate.

11. Conduct searches; review and analyze data from multiple sources; and structure patterns of violation and modus operandi.

12. Use a computer and specialized software programs such as Microsoft Office products, Adobe and internet search engines to gather and analyze statistical data and prepare trend analysis on criminal activity.

13. Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, MySpace, etc. to gather, summarize, and analyze data and prepare reports.

14. Perform analytical functions to project data, draw conclusions and estimate probabilities.

15. Prioritize tasks, assignments and requests from field offices.

16. Serve as expert consultant in evaluating and assessing the impact of investigative intelligence information.

17. Maintain liaison with federal, state, and local officials, intelligence and enforcement agencies, intelligence community to facilitate the investigative intelligence gathering flow, resolve problems, and eliminate duplication.

18. Serve on local, national or international committees and represents the organization in meetings with outside organizations and contractors.

19. Advise law enforcement management on strategic criminal activities.

20. Prepare written, narrative, statistical, and trend analysis reports.

21. Prepare chronological summaries of facts gathered, evidence collected and data used to interpret, project, and/or recommend course of action.

22. Prepare and present briefings on complex investigations and their impact on investigative activities.