Intelligence Research Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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Provides assistance and/or performs work to facilitate actions for major segments of complex intelligence, investigative and analytical activities for a broad geographical area.

Gathers sensitive evidence and intelligence information that aids and enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of the United States Capitol Police (USCP) protective security programs and services.

Plans, collects, and analyzes open source information from the internet, while staying attentive to new social media sources and trends.
Manages the collection of publicly available information in a given geographic region or a specific subject area to meet mission needs using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) including mass media, the internet specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information and more.

Provides support and assistance and/or evaluates and interprets incoming intelligence reports and other information vital to the success of the USCP protective and security programs.

Develops and maintains specialized databases, files, and records according to assignment.

Provides administrative support and/or performs comprehensive reviews, evaluations and manages complex intelligence information databases.

Provides assistance and/or prepares special security reports and documents on a routine, continual basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI level clearance.
  • Must be able to work flexible or additional hours.


CP-08 level - Qualifying experience includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-07/GS-09 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience which required the applicant to provide administrative support and assistance in researching, analyzing, evaluating intelligence information relating to foreign and domestic events, group and countries' capabilities. Includes managing the collection of publicly available information in a given geographic region or a specific subject area to meet mission needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes mass media, the internet specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information and more. Experience developing strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. Experience providing administrative support in researching and writing intelligence based assessments and reports that are time-sensitive and involve international intelligence issues that could change focus quickly as demands change.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (10/30/2020) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: )


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP:

Criminal History Check
-- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years.
  • A criminal history check will be performed on all qualified applicants.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration.

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation.
  • There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Evaluation Factors

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Failure to successfully pass a full field background investigation and all segments of the pre-employment evaluation process will result in disqualification from further consideration under this Vacancy Announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
3. Other supporting documents :
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, or other documentation to prove possession of the basic requirement for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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