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Intelligence Research Specialist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

The incumbent will serve as an Intelligence Research Specialist supporting law enforcement operations/investigations and contributing to strategies to protect the Homeland from Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) networks exploiting smuggling pathways, money laundering techniques, document fraud typologies, and border control vulnerabilities. Typical work assignments include:
  • Illuminate criminal networks
  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis to enhance or develop operations, projects and/or studies
  • Providing accurate, thorough, timely, and usable criminal analysis to investigators and decision makers
  • Serving as liaison with other intelligence directorates and law enforcement agency professionals
  • Identifying intelligence gaps and steps to mitigate them in alignment with intelligence requirements
  • Developing finished intelligence products, threat assessments, and/or other intelligence reporting
  • Collection and evaluating the validity, accuracy, reliability, credibility and urgency of all information
  • Utilizing both unclassified and classified databases to collect, exploit, and disseminate intelligence as appropriate
  • Generating actionable leads to support investigations and deployment of other Criminal Analysts
  • Participating in relevant inter-agency and intra-agency working groups, forums, and conferences
  • Briefing law enforcement and intelligence official on techniques and procedures involved in research and analysis
Assignment will be based on professional background and development interest. The participant will receive day-to-day oversight from a team lead and Section Chief.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Knowledge of intelligence requirements
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Versed in conducting briefings and presentations
  • Technology knowledge with the ability to learn and navigate system applications
  • Work well independently and within a team(s)
  • Apply critical thinking techniques
  • Excellent Written and oral communication
  • Demonstrate use of sound analytical tradecraft
  • Advance Inter- and Intra-agency coordination/collaboration
  • Familiarity with DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE), the Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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