Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

This Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist position is located in the Intelligence Division, Field Intelligence Section (NIS) in Arlington, Virginia. Among other duties, this position will:
  • Provides program direction for formulating and implementing a worldwide program, both domestic and international, for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of both operational and strategic intelligence.
  • Formulates the objectives of a major segment of the intelligence program. Provides direction, advice and coordination relative to critical intelligence projects. Develops productive working relationships and promotes coordination with high-level representatives of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • Plans and oversees the operations of an intelligence program. Develops plans for the collection, evaluation, processing, and dissemination of operational, tactical, and strategic drug intelligence.
  • Responsible for the dissemination of strategic and operational intelligence to other DEA entities.
  • Performs supervisory functions over staff, establishing guidelines and expectations for performance, and ensures performance improvement.
  • May be required to testify during career as an Intelligence Research Specialist.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Open to DEA Employees and CTAP Eligibles ONLY
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Polygraph Required
  • Mobility Agreement Required
  • Successful completion of a one-year supervisory probationary period is required (unless already completed)
  • Successful completion of the mandatory Basic Intelligence Research Specialist Training Course.


GS-15: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 Federal grade level performing such duties as providing first-line supervision to a multi-agency staff engaged in the collection, analysis, evaluation, production and dissemination of drug law enforcement intelligence in support of drug law enforcement activities.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Research
  • Writing


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)


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