Intelligence Research Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

The I&W provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection executive leadership and field operators with 18x7 monitoring and situational awareness of all issues concerning the Homeland borders. The I&W leverages its close working relationships with the other divisions in the Office of Intelligence, national and international operational and diplomatic CBP components, and other Intelligence Community agencies to collaborate, and coordinate intelligence of interest, ensuring the proper dissemination of threats to the Homeland.

This position supports and conforms to the mission directives, priorities, and goals established by the National Security Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, executive orders, Congress, as well as DHS, CBP, and OI leadership. The individual selected is responsible for applying a full range of analytical knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide intelligence reporting and production in support of operations. This will include gathering, evaluating, and analyzing abstracts data from multiple or specific sources, to produce finished analyses, reports and briefings; and formulate appropriate actions regarding problem areas, technical, or administrative procedures. The individual will also be responsible to provide intelligence support to CBP Attaches, international officers, and other U.S. agency personnel, as well as to foreign partner organizations, in support of CBP goals, operations, and objectives.


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:

Intelligence Research Activities: Researches and interprets large volumes of information related to CBP issues and threats within assigned area of responsibility. Uses CBP, DHS and IC databases and tools to gather, review and collate all source message traffic and other communications. Alerts appropriate personnel and organizations to new developments and significant changes for assigned area of responsibility. Provides situational awareness of all events, issues and threats being monitored by the I&W and promptly informs leadership of significant or unusual incidents.

Briefing: Identifying, researching, and developing all-source briefing and supplementary briefing material, based on CBP Intelligence Enterprise, Intelligence Community, raw intelligence, as well as finished production. Briefing that material to the agencies executive staff.

Intelligence Production: Produces assigned and self-initiated intelligence production based on thorough understanding of threats, conditions, and trends. They will be responsible for drawing meaningful conclusions and producing clear assessments, and presenting findings in written products or oral briefings to superiors, planners, and policy makers.
- These include, but are not limited to, Intelligence Bulletins, Intelligence Alerts, Leadership Updates, as well as I&W daily production.
- Coordinate intelligence efforts and share information with other personnel within the Office of Intelligence and the intelligence and enforcement communities.

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).