Criminal Network Analyst-DHS JTF-Intelligence

Washington, D.C
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Full Time


This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment and may be extended in 120-day increments as needed.
TOP SECRET/SCI Security Clearance required.

This position serves in the Joint Task Force - Investigations (JTF-I), one of three DHS wide inter-component task forces unifying border security efforts along the U.S. Southern Border and Approaches (SBA) Joint Operational Areas (JOA).
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  • The responsibilities described are for the full performance level.
  • Research, study and analyze networks, illicit markets, and criminal activities of TCNs most hazarding to the National Security of the Homeland.
  • Provide accurate, thorough, timely, and usable intelligence analysis, demonstrating use of sound analytical tradecraft, proper data sets, methodologies, and critical thinking skills.
  • Fuse information about transnational criminals and their associates, organizations, key attributes, transportation nodes, and illicit pathways from a variety of sources.
  • Develop usable leads from such law enforcement resources and disseminate results/information to appropriate parties, providing weekly case updates.
  • Coordinate support to collect and share information of intelligence value, leveraging Intelligence Community resources to fill information gaps.
  • Assess common or repetitive characteristics of criminal personnel, functions, modus operandi, operations areas, and hierarchy.
  • Identify common and likely patterns and behavior within the network?s strength, command and control, frequency and resilience of ties, geographic distribution of network members, and organizational logic of the network.
  • Evaluate and summarize case information to provide output and feedback to criminal investigators, supervisory JTF-I and DHS personnel, U.S. Attorneys, and law enforcement personnel as directed in support of operational priorities.
  • Develop all-source criminal network analysis or practical models of criminal networks to identify criminals? vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
  • Apply the application of advanced investigative techniques, sensitize interdictors to criminal and anomalous activity.
  • Improve the knowledge of DHS leaders, planners, operators and investigators to enable the deliberate and strategic deterrence and/or destruction of targeted networks.
  • Conduct presentations to senior level management on criminal network developments and locate, acquire, review, select and organize intelligence materials for use in briefings, reports, and other analytical products.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must currently hold a GS-13, 14, 15 , or equivalent grade level
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications Required:
  • Applicants are required to have 3 years minimum solid working experience or expertise analyzing criminal networks or supporting criminal investigations and have a comprehensive understanding of intelligence analysis and targeting.
  • Applicants must have the ability to apply and implement numerous analytical techniques and the willingness to learn to use multiple databases including TECS; FinCEN Portal; Automated Targeting System (ATS); DEA Internet Capability Endeavor (DICE); CCDI; Person Centric Query Service (PCQS); Targeting Frameworks; CBP and USCG databases; and Falcon/Palantir capabilities.
  • Applicants must have superior oral and written communications skills, and the ability to work independently and/or with a team of other intelligence analysts in an interagency environment to collect information, conduct analysis and develop leads in support of law enforcement cases.
  • 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.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    DHS Form 250-02: Complete and submit the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application DHS Form 250-02 .

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